Winners of Pride of Place grants announced

Barnsley Council is thrilled to announce that almost £100,000 worth of funding from Pride of Place grants, under the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, will be used to support community groups and organisations across the borough.

With a vision to empower local communities and enhance their living environment, the fund received an overwhelming response showcasing innovative projects aimed at fostering social and economic benefits across the borough.

Successful bids came from:

  • Beacon SY Carer Support
  • Burton Grange Community Centre
  • Hope House Church
  • Hope in the Community
  • Ingbirchworth Petanque Club
  • Love Gawber and Pogmoor Community Group
  • Penistone FM
  • The Exodus Project
  • The Youth Association
  • Worsbrough Common Community Association
  • Wortley Walled Garden Growers

Funding will be used to maintain and improve heritage buildings, provide additional support to local residents, improve services and allow communities to be more connected.

The Pride of Place Fund, backed by the UK Government's commitment to the Levelling Up agenda, set aside investments to be spent by March 2025.

The initiative seeks to drive positive change by investing in heritage assets, green spaces, community centres and events.

With a maximum grant of £30,000 available, the fund supports not for profit community or voluntary sector organisations.

Projects were evaluated based on their potential to address community needs while demonstrating clear and measurable impacts on residents' lives.

Cllr Wendy Cain, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health and Communities“It’s fantastic to see such a tremendous response and such a high quality of project applications submitted to the 'Pride of Place' fund.

“We know how important our community spaces are and the vital work that they do. This funding will improve and support services offering new opportunities to local residents.

“The dedication and commitment displayed by the applicants reflects the vibrant spirit of and passion to drive a positive change within the borough.”

The selection process, overseen by a panel convened in November, involved much deliberation to make sure that chosen projects align with the fund's objectives.

We’ll continue to encourage community-driven initiatives by fostering collaboration and engagement.

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