On Saturday 17th February 2018 Malton, Norton & District Lions Club awarded the first 10 grants from their Community Fund. Nine of the ten organisations turned up in person to receive their awards at Norton Library – the tenth award winner was on training to use the defibrillator the grant will part fund!
The organisations who received grants were:
- Norton Hive Library and Community Hub
- Wintringham Village Hall
- 1st Norton Guides
- Swinton Playgroup
- Musical Memories CIC
- Ryedale YMCA
- The Milton Rooms
- Ryedale Carers Support
- Settrington Village Hall Trust
- Kirkham Henry Performing Arts CIC
The independent judges who consider the applications look for projects that have the potential to benefit local groups working with any age group, charities and organisations promoting or supporting better health or the environment in which we live. This could involve the purchase of equipment, maintenance of local services or assistance to individuals. The judges look for innovative ideas, particularly those benefiting the wider community in the longer term.
The Community Fund is in addition to Lions ongoing support for local causes that have in the past included the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Next Steps, Ryedale Special Families, Ryedale Foodbank and Marie Curie.
A further round of Lions Community Fund Awards is planned for 2018/19 – keep an eye open for details.