Children playing musical instruments





KCOM has announced the six fantastic finalists for its latest round of community grants.

The East Yorkshire-based broadband provider is urging the public to vote for its favourite good cause to make sure it is in with a chance of winning one of three £1,000 grants.

Among the finalists are Tweendykes Special Needs School, which is seeking to buy musical instrument starter packs for its students; the Litter Squad which wants to buy litter picking equipment to clean up residential areas of Hull; and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind which hopes to buy two contactless payment devices to help it continue fundraising during these challenging times.

The three other finalists are Nafferton Recreation Club which will use the money to renovate and install a new kitchen at its clubhouse; East Riding Boxercise which aims to buy sporting equipment to help young people engage with sport and fitness in deprived areas of Bridlington; and Bosom Family Support, a North Lincolnshire charity that supports people who have been affected by cancer and their families.

The group would use the money to help build a disabled toilet at their meeting place.

Dale Raneberg, KCOM chief executive officer, said: “Yet again the standard of nominations for our community grants has been phenomenally high with so many great groups that are doing amazing things in their local communities.

“It was incredibly hard to narrow it down to a shortlist of just six, but these finalists are truly deserving of support to help them continue their work across our region. I’d urge as many people as possible to go online and to show their support by voting for their chosen groups.”

Supporters can vote here for their favourite group. 

Voting for the grants opened today and closes on Friday, 5 March. The three winners will be revealed on Wednesday, 10 March.

In the last round of awards KCOM teamed up with Hull-based charity the Smile Foundation to present six grants to local community groups including Pocklington Rugby In The Community, Friends of Hull Cemetery, Kingston Amateur Boxing Club, Beverley Mutual Aid, The Green Team and Men in Sheds Haltemprice.

You can find out more about KCOM’s Community Grants here or vote for your favourite group here