Positive People Positive Places (4Ps) is a grant scheme that supports local people’s good ideas which benefit their neighbourhood.
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 benefit Newcastle City Council tenants.
A total of 46 applications were received. All applications were assessed and 29 applications were shortlisted for the public vote.
A huge 1,414 people voted – thanks to everyone who took the time! 1,026 people voted online, and 388 people used the voting booklet.
A total of 19 projects across the city won money from the funding pot totalling £10,138.85.
The winning projects are below:
|Pottery Bank Community Allotment to provide therapeutic horticultural activities for adults with disabilities, mental health issues and those who are socially isolated (£730)|
|Tea-time Neighbours by Shieldfield Forum Café to hold three free tea-time meals for families to help reduce isolation and promote community cohesion (£300)|
|Vinnie’s Café in Ouseburn to buy a tablet to help them support customers, promote the ‘pay as you please’ café, the work that they do and support staff learning (£386.99)|
|Onwards and Upwards by St Anthony’s Education Service and Support to hold a celebration event to promote their new youth facility and help engage new members (£500)|
|Happy Mondays to deliver three events in the local area to encourage participation in the group (£750)|
|Street Fest 2.0 by Streetwise to deliver two street festivals in Walker Park and St Anthony’s Park for young people to help promote healthy lifestyles and safe drinking (£750)|
North and Outer West
|Special Delivery: Books to your Doorstep by Fawdon Community Library to run a home delivery service for those not able to access library services (£510)|
|Wyndley House Outing to take the residents who knit for the premature baby unit and the poppy project on an outing (£250)|
|Men Can Do by Throckley Community Hall to deliver sessions for men to learn and share skills and try and tackle issues around mental health (£400)|
|Clean, Green Throckley by Throckley Village Action Group to deliver a community environmental project including planting and growing in communal areas and litter picking (£730)|
|Summer Holiday Activities by PlayinNewcastle to take 24 young people from Kenton to Whitehouse Farm to help them gain a new experience and to also support learning of their ‘Know your Environment’ project (£375)|
|Summer Holiday Activities by PlayinNewcastle to take 24 young people from Fawdon and West Gosforth to Whitehouse Farm to help them gain a new experience and to also support learning of their ‘Know your Environment’ project (£375)|
|Summer Holiday Activities by PlayinNewcastle to take 24 young people from Callerton and Throckley to Whitehouse Farm to help them gain a new experience and to also support learning of their ‘Know your Environment’ project (£375)|
|Broadmead Lunches to help them purchase equipment to help set up a lunch club for elderly and disabled residents in Broadmead Way Church (£656.86)|
|Community Litter Clearing Campaign in Benwell and Elswick to deliver litter picking events and educate people about keeping neighbourhoods clean and importance of recycling (£750)|
|Summerhill Community Café to buy equipment to help deliver a ‘pay what you can’ weekly community café at Summerhill Trust which tackles isolation and loneliness (£500)|
|Garden make-over at Iris Steadman House to create a pleasant environment to help engage lonely and isolated residents (£300)|
|Wild West End Forest School to deliver 12 sessions at Moorside Primary School to help support the social, emotional and physical development of vulnerable young people (£750)|
|North Benwell Youth Project to refurbish their kitchen to help deliver healthy cooking activities for young people and the wider community (£750)|
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Your Homes Newcastle’s Engagement Team:
Tel. 0191 278 3959 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read about the projects that were successful in 2018, please click here.