The Community Fund was established by the organising committee of the 1940s Event in the autumn of 2017. In the two years since, the Fund has been used in a wide variety of ways to support village clubs and institutions, to establish new activities and events, to enhance community facilities and to support good causes.
Examples of how the fund has been used in the last year 18 months include:
Sports Clubs - £250 to the Football Club for repairs to a gang mower and £250 to the Bowls Club to assist in renovation of pavilion,
Wesley Centre - £250 towards a black-out system and £100 to the Playgroup to assist in running costs,
Village Hall - £300 to purchase new A-Frame notice boards, £80 to purchase new mugs, and £700 on a big pull-down projection screen.
Post Office - £100 towards a new coffee machine.
Christmas Lights for the Village Square - £200 and Christmas children’s’ entertainer for the Academy £120
In addition to the above:
£300 has been pledged towards adapting the bus shelter in The Square, £360 donated to N.E. Lincs Womens Aid and £380 donated to BEAT.
During 2019 we also successfully applied for a grant which enabled us to spend £3,250 on a digital projector, sound system and laptop for the village Cinema Club and a set of display boards that have already been utilised by the Arts Festival, The Horticultural Show and the Academy.
This Christmas we will be once again supporting the Academy with Christmas entertainment and we will be buying a Christmas tree for the village with funds raised at the Horticultural Show. We are also further extending Christmas the lights in The Square. We are supporting Robin Kelly, who does such wonderful work tidying up around the village, with new tools and equipment. Last but not least we will be running a series of Christmas events – with proceeds going to two wonderful youth organisations in Grimsby – the 16+ Club in Nunsthorpe and the Shalom Project in the East Marsh.
The Village History Group has thrived and this year we have seen the successful establishment of the Cinema Club, the first Arts Festival and the second running of the revived North Thoresby Horticultural Show. Watch this space for news of the events we have in the pipeline for 2020.
Have you any ideas on how the fund might be used to enhance the community?
Have you a new activity or group that could benefit from support?
To apply for a grant, or to propose ideas, contact North Thoresby Community Events Association through Dave Bedlow 01472-840364 07548127162