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Scarborough Residents Invited to Vote for Community Projects

5th February 2014 7:41 am

Residents in Scarborough have the chance to vote for their favourite community projects as local groups and organisations compete for their share of £20,000 of funding from Scarborough Borough Council


The Scarborough Urban Area Forum will host its fourth Voice Your Choice decision-making event this evening.  Residents of the central urban area of Scarborough (Castle, Central, Ramshill, Weaponness, Falsgrave Park, Stepney, Woodlands, Northstead and North Bay wards) aged 11 years and over are invited to come along to see a display of 16 community projects.  The ‘drop in’ style event will be held at Scarborough Library on Vernon Road between 5.00pm and 7.30pm.


This year’s projects will be based around three themes:  enterprise and innovation, employment and skills and financial inclusion; applicants will have to demonstrate how their project links to one of the three themes.  Each display will have information about the group’s proposed project and a member of the group will be available to answer any questions.


Residents will be asked to view all project displays and give every project a score between one and five.  The projects with the most votes will be awarded funding.  The voting process should take no longer than half an hour to complete and it will be a very informal evening with refreshments available.  Residents are welcome to stay at the event for the results to be announced at approximately 8.00pm. 


The fund is financed by Scarborough Borough Council’s Central Urban Area Committee, which is working in partnership with Scarborough Urban Area Forum to deliver the programme.

Below are details of who is bidding and for how much:

The Cambridge Centre
(Miss Elainey’s)

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre
(Centenary of the 1914 Bombardment)

Scarborough Sea Cadets
(Boating & Sailing for All 2014)

North Yorkshire County Council School Library Service
(Grub’s Up)

(Gear Up & Go, with the BEACH)

Friends of Dean Road & Manor Road Cemetery
(Blooming in the Cemetery)

Dean Road Chapel Ltd
(Dean Road Chapel Restoration)

The Rainbow Centre
(Making Sense of Money)

Futureworks NY
(Building Futures)

Groundwork North Yorkshire
(Gallows Close Centre - Opening Doors)

NYCC Youth Support Service
(Mosaic Project)

Seachange Community Trust
(Health, Wealth & Happiness)

Northside Regeneration Group
(Feasibility Study)

Create Arts Development Agency
(Community Enterprise Training & Development)

Castle Community Network
(Castle Community Crafts)

YMCA Scarborough
(Young People Performing at Their Best)


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