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Community projects share 75,000 pot

Tuesday, 16th March 2010.

Nine new community projects are to be funded in Haverhill thanks to Suffolk County Council's locality pilot project.

A group from Haverhill Partnership sorted through 18 applications totalling 260,000 to select those which would receive part of the 75,000 pot on offer from the project.

The county' localities officer Alison Wheatland reported to Haverhill Partnership last week on the nine successful projects.

She said they constituted a range of ideas which met the projects priorities of increasing activities and things to do for all age groups, improving the welfare of older people, improving the appearance of residential areas and the town centre and giving young people places to go.

The only area where there was a disappointing response was in ideas for improving the town centre.

They successful projects are: YOUth Can Do It (6,210), Haverhill Volunteer Centre supporting young people to get involved with volunteering within the community.

Befriending Service For Older People (11,450), a home visiting and telephone befriending service for elderly residents in Haverhill co-ordinated by Age Concern.

Increasing The Number Of Youth Support Workers (12,000), a Haverhill Town Council project to offer a bursary as an incentive to undertake youth worker qualifications.

Youth And Participation Worker (8,000), to fund a new post to support the work of Haverhill Schools Initiative in providing activities for 9-18-year-olds.

Green Bike Project (2,934.28), a scheme allowing local people to use bicycles at low/no cost in Haverhill, to be co-ordinated by Abbeycroft Leisure with bikes from Green Bike Project, a social enterprise in Ipswich working with adults with learning disabilities.

REACH Resource Centre/Foodbank Distribution Centre (10,597), to provide a drop-in centre where vulnerable low income familiesd and individuals can access the Foodbank as well as support and advice, to be run by REACH community projects/Christians Against Poverty.

Haverhill Older Persons Event (500), an information-sharing event for older people and their families aimed at raising awareness of local and countywide services and social activities, to be organised by Haverhill Older Persons and Vulnerable Adults Forum.

Meals Made Easy (6,100), for Healthy Ambitions Suffolk and the Women's Institute to deliver healthy eating cookery classes aimed at single older men.

Outdoor Gyms/Adizone (17,206.72), a contribution towards the cost of a multi-sports facility which wou;ld be free to all and open every day, to be run by Abbeycroft Leisure at a park in the town.

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