A Grimoldby group shortlisted in national campaign is calling on the local community for votes to help them get funding.
The Honeysuckle Club has been shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Campaign, having applied alongside nearly 1,000 other applicants for community funding.
Having made it to this stage, the group is now calling on the public to vote for them to be one of the 160 organisations to receive a £500 donation.
The club’s main aim is to help the elderly socialise and enable them to have fun within a friendly environment.
The club picks up elderly members of the community to take them to the club offering them a lifeline that many would not get out without this service.
The funding would be spent on developing the club including inviting guest speakers, offering exercise classes and organising trips to the
local garden centre and cafes.
Linda Knowles, the Club Secretary said: “This donation would help 40 lovely people by offering a lifeline.”
The group’s story has been outlined on Skipton’s Grassroots Giving website to help raise the profile of the work the organisation does, and the public can vote for the group to receive £500 funding from Skipton Building Society at www.skiptonbig160.co.uk/apply-for-funding/whos-applying/midlands/the-honeysuckle-club/
The Grassroots Giving team has also launched a set of free resources
to help support community groups and voluntary organisations in a range of areas from gaining funding to recruiting volunteers. More information about these can be found at www.skiptonbig160.co.uk/free-resources/. These are available to
all - whether they have applied for the funding or not.
David Cutter, Skipton’s Group Chief Executive said: “There’s no doubt we’re still in challenging times and local groups that are so often
run by volunteers have really been feeling the squeeze. But what makes communities stronger is everyone coming together and supporting these unsung heroes in their neighbourhoods. Our Grassroots Giving programme should help us to discover and champion some real gems in communities across the country, groups that make a big positive impact to the people and places they serve.
“Our final 160 community groups will be decided by the public via online voting, so please do spread the word, raise awareness and encourage people to vote for your favourite groups. The more votes they receive, the more chance they will get of winning a much needed injection of funding.”
Skipton Building Society launched its Grassroots Giving programme as part of its 160th anniversary celebrations earlier this year. Online voting closes on September 30.