A Merry Christmas for Funded Thorne & Moorends Charities

Three charitable organisations are celebrating receiving new funding for their projects supporting local people.

Artistic Spectrum, b: Friend and Thorne & Moorends Community Hub have all received funding in time for Christmas, thanks to E.ON’s Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.

Artistic Spectrum received £5,000 to run arts and crafts sessions for older residents in Thorne. The sessions aim to reduce isolation among older people and improve the physical and mental health of participants through the creative activities and socialisation.

Based in Finkle Court, Artistic Spectrum run art therapy sessions and always on the lookout for volunteers.

B: Friend also received £4,800 to continue running their social group for elderly residents. The sessions run regularly and also provide transportation for attendees. This is key as many people would not be able to attend without this extra service. Thanks to this funding this long standing social group can continue.

The group is held every Tuesday from 10am – 2pm at Thorne Old People’s Welfare Centre. New members are always welcome.

Thorne and Moorends Community Hub benefitted from £6,314 toward their running costs so they can keep their doors open over the winter period.The Hub provides healthy food parcels to local families experiencing financial hardship as well as access to good quality clean clothes and bedding. If you need help contact 01405948492 or pop along to the Rugby Club House, Church Balk.

The funding comes from the latest round of awards from the Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund. The fund is regularly open to applications from community organisations working in or helping people who live close to the wind farm site.

Set up in partnership with local grant making charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), the E.ON fund was established in 2012 to benefit local communities close to the Tween Bridge wind farm. Since then nearly £350,000 has been invested into the local area.

The Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund is currently looking for more applications for the last submission deadline of 2018 on the 31st December.

Fund Manager at SYCF, Karen Alsop said: “This year we have been able to support some fantastic organisations with grant funding. If you think your community organisation could benefit then please take a look at our website or get in touch. The Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund is already having a hugely positive impact on communities. We can do even better the more organisations who apply, so please do take a look.

The Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund regularly accepts applications and runs quarterly decision making panels. The next deadline for submissions is the 31st December 2018. For more information click here.