Nine community groups benefit from Crosby First Fund
Nine local groups have benefited from cash granted by the Crosby First fund.
The money is part of a Government pot given to panels of local people to distribute among new and existing community groups, to help them to become more resilient.
Among the groups to benefit is North Lincolnshire Credit Union, which needed the money to buy a new scanner.
David Martin, of the credit union, said: "This will help us with the enormous demand we are facing currently as a credit union and will help us to process people's claims faster."
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Other beneficiaries included Crosby Neighbourhood Pathfinder, which was able to pay for equipment to set up the website www.crosbydiary.com as a result.
This is a website for Crosby and all decisions of the Crosby First panel will be posted on it. Also, the Community Economic Regeneration Team (CERT) is delivering money management training courses to people in Crosby.
And Crosby Community Association received £2,000 towards its ever-successful Family Day in Sheffield Park.
Apna Sahara has run Chill and Chat sessions in the CrosbyOne centre for women from ethnic minority groups.
Crosby Young Generation has received funding towards activities for children and young people in the half-term holidays.
A new group called Indiependent North Lincs has received funding to help set up a recording studio for local young people, while Crosby Employment Bureau was funded to deliver training to help people back to work.
Panel member Abdi Farah said: "It's amazing how much interesting work is happening in Crosby, mostly by unpaid community groups.
"We're really pleased to be able to make a difference to their work.
"We are looking for new panel members and would welcome approaches from people living in Crosby."
A second round of grants has just been decided and successful applicants are being informed.
The deadline for the third round is Friday, October 19.
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