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Community Grant Core Funding Scheme Grants Awarded in 2014

Craven District Council agreed to help fund the running costs of eight community groups that applied for Community Grants Core Funding in 2014.

In December 2013, the Council allocated a total of £138,000 over two years to help local organisations provide services that have a positive impact upon the lives of local residents and also contribute to the delivery of the priorities set out in the Council Plan for 2014 to 2018.

The groups awarded funding were:

Age UK North Craven - provision of support for the Village Agent Scheme, which aims to ensure early identification of older people with health and wellbeing needs. The Organisation was awarded £4,000 for 2014/15; £4,000 for 2015/16

Craven Volunteer Centre - the brokerage of volunteering opportunities, dissemination of good practice and information on volunteering, and development of new volunteering opportunities. The Centre was awarded £5,900 for 2014/15; £5,000 for 2015/16.

Craven Citizens Advice Bureau - provision of free and impartial advice to enable people to work with the problems they face. The Bureau was awarded £17,704 for 2014/15; £17,000 for 2015/16

Glusburn Community and Arts Centre - development of a community hub, including the organisation of a programme of arts, cultural and recreational focused activities. The Centre was awarded £5,900 for 2014/15; £5,000 for 2015/16

Independent Domestic Abuse Service - providing advice, accommodation and support to anyone who is a victim or survivor of domestic abuse or sexual violence including children and young people. The Service was awarded £4,000 for 2014/15; £4,000 for 2015/16

Ingleton and District Tradespeoples' Association - activity to further the trade of the village, such as the operation of the Tourist Information Centre, hosting the Visit Ingleton website and support for a programme of events including the Overground Underground Festival, the Folk Festival, and the Operation Homeguard 1940s Weekend. The Association was awarded £4,500 for 2014/15; £3,500 for 2015/16

Settle Area Swimming Pool - provision of swimming activities for the general public and delivery of services for the health and well-being of the communities in North Craven. The Pool was awarded £18,000 for 2014/15; £16,000 for 2015/16

Skipton Food Bank - formed in 2010, its purpose is to ensure that people in need throughout Craven receive free food. The Bank was awarded £10,000 for 2014/15; £9,000 for 2015/16

The council worked with these groups to help them explore ways to ensure their work can be sustained in the event of future funding from the public sector being reduced.