North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust


KCOM has announced another four brilliant local causes to benefit from its community grants scheme.

A project providing books for children starting school, adventurous spaces for local scouts, new equipment for an East Riding youth club and a community fridge to store food donated by local supermarkets have all been chosen by KCOM to receive up to £1,000 each.

The scheme, which donates cash sums to community groups, charities and causes once every two months, highlights groups which aim to improve the quality of life for people across the KCOM region of Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

John Rooney, KCOM Retail managing director, said: “I’m delighted to announce another four groups who will be receiving KCOM community Grants to help kickstart 2022 in a positive way.

“I’m especially delighted to see that so many young people will be benefitting this time around – either by receiving new books or getting new spaces where they can relax, meet their friends or prepare for future opportunities and adventures.

“KCOM is all about delivering ‘good stuff’ for its customers and that all begins by supporting the local communities that we serve.”

The groups starting 2022 with a windfall are Humberside Scouts, Market Weighton Youth Action Group, North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust and the Crosby Community Association’s Community Fridge Project.

Money donated to Market Weighton Youth Action Group will be used to renovate and buy new equipment for its new meeting hall.

Group spokesperson Angela Leeman said: “The group was formed just prior to the pandemic, so unfortunately all our plans were stalled. The new premises will be a benefit to the entire community of Market Weighton and will mean the young people will finally have somewhere safe to go, especially now as the nights are drawing in.”

Gary McCune, of Humberside Scouts, said their grant would go towards developing outdoor spaces for use by scouts and guides where they can learn new skills.

He said: “We run our activity centre with a lot of help from volunteers and rely on donations and membership fees to support and develop our facilities. Any money that we obtain over and above these is always very much appreciated and means so much to us.”

Adam Doncaster, of Crosby Community Association, said: “We have been supporting our community for over 25 years, ensuring that anyone who comes to us receives as much help they can. Opening a Community Fridge will help even more people providing food to the community for free. It will also support the fight against food waste by having local supermarkets donate food to the fridge instead of being thrown away.”

Emma Wilkinson, North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust, said her group’s grant will help provide 350 families with books and support.

She said: “We are truly delighted and honoured to have been selected as this month’s KCOM community grant winners. We honestly cannot thank you enough for your support with this project.”

KCOM Community Grants were launched in 2006 and have since supported hundreds of local groups to make life better in their communities.

Grants of up to £1,000 each are awarded every two months and are available to any charity or community group with the KCOM area of Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. The window for applications is always open and the only criteria for entry is that each entrant must work to improve the quality of life for people within their area.

For more details and how to apply for a KCOM Community Grant visit