A range of local projects applied for grants between £250 and £750 to do something that makes a difference to their community. Each project had to fit one or more of our themes (Health and Wellbeing, Skills and Employment, Stronger Communities) and benefit Newcastle City Council tenants.

A total of 61 applications were received.  All applications were assessed and 36 applications were shortlisted for the public vote.  A huge 962 people voted – thanks to everyone who took the time!  610 people voted online, and 352 people used the voting booklet.

A total of 19 projects across the city won money from the funding pot totalling £9999.81.  The winning projects are below:

Citywide and East

  • Community Catering – ‘Back in time for tea’ to prepare for and hold a 1940s themed afternoon tea for local residents in Walker. Awarded £750
  • Pottery Bank Community Centre – ‘All’s Fair in Walker’ to hold 2 seasonal fairs in summer and winter for local people in Pottery Bank. Awarded £750.
  • Monkchester Community Centre – ‘Monkchester Cheeky Monkeys’ to deliver a 2-week playscheme during the summer holidays in Monkchester. Awarded £750.
  • Space 2 (YMCA) – ‘Beach Tuesdays’ to have 5 trips to the beach over the summer holidays taking young people from different ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds. Awarded £338.
  • Monkchester Green Community Centre – ‘Happy Mondays’ to bring people aged 55+ together in an arts and crafts group in Walker. Awarded £500.
  • Friends of Iris Brickfield Park – ‘Fit, fun, friendly neighbourhood’ to put on events and activities to encourage people to be fit and active in Iris Brickfield Park. Awarded £270.
  • Tree Top Village Residents Group – ‘Tree Top Village Garden Project’ to develop a gardening group to bring people together in Walker. Awarded £440.
  • Martha & Mary Association – ‘Community Court Yard’ to transform the backyard into a green space for use by community groups and residents in Heaton.
 

North and Outer West

  • Throckley Community Hall – ‘Summer Fun in Throckley’ to hold 5 fun days for children aged 8-12 during the summer holidays in Throckley. Awarded £400.
  • Streetwise Young People’s Project – ‘Streetwise Summer Street Festing the local young people together focusing on community cohesion in Blakelaw. Awarded £298.
  • Throckley Village Action Group – ‘Throckley Village Community Cafe’ to put on a café style event bringing the community together to find actions to improve the quality of life in Throckley. Awarded £673.
  • Fawdon Community Library – ‘Family history – are you sitting comfortably?’ to bring together members of the Fawdon community to research family history and to start their family tree. Awarded £386.88.
 

West

  • West End Women & Girls – ‘Playscheme’ for teenage girls in the summer holidays in Elswick. Awarded £750.
  • FAR Community Centre – ‘Access to the FAR Community Garden and Allotment project and beyond!’ to fund equipment for volunteers to improve and manage the community garden and for a litter picking project in Fenham. Awarded £644.43.
  • FAR Community Centre – ‘Wednesday lunch club’ to help buy new equipment to continue the work of the Lunch Club and cater for more people in Fenham. Awarded £307.
  • NE Youth – ‘Lemington Adventures’ to help young people in Lemington improve their confidence and wellbeing by getting active and involved in team building adventures over the summer. Awarded £555.
  • Riverside CHP – ‘Time to talk’ launch event and group to work with people from Benwell to help improve life in the local area. Awarded £750.
  • Success 4 All – ‘Reviving the West End Heroes’ aims to bring people from different communities in the West End together to take part in the Local Heroes project.  Awarded £687.50.
  • Streetwise Young People’s Project – ‘Streetwise Summer Street Fest’ to bring the local young people together focusing on community cohesion in Benwell. Awarded £298.