Christmas has come early for more than 20 community projects as Doncaster’s New Deal for Communities (NDC) announces its round of festive grants. The early Christmas present has been awarded to 21 projects and groups within the NDC who have been awarded grants worth up to £1500 each.
John Giddins, Chair of NDC, said: “We are delighted to be able to award these grants to such wide ranging deserving projects.The community grants fund has already donated almost a quarter of a million pounds to projects in 2010 and this is a great way for NDC to round off the year and close the grants fund.
“The impact these community grants have made has been fantastic and groups including Doncaster Women’s Centre, M25 charity for homeless people and local residents groups who have run a number of projects for young people and vulnerable people in the community have benefited in the past.”
More than £20,000 has been shared amongst projects including: Doncaster Baptist Church, Doncaster Plant Works, Amateur Boxing Club, Doncaster YMCA, Sikh Community Hall, Hyde Park Angling Club, 66th Doncaster Brownies & Guides, Maridon Pastoral Centre. “We hope these grants can go some way to ensuring a happy Christmas and an even better New Year for these organisations,” added Chris