Future Communities Initiative launches a new project to support people wanting to contribute to the vitality of their communities

Mon, 07 Jun 2021

The Future Communities Initiative - funded by RWE Goole 2 Wind Farm and coordinated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council - has developed a new project seeking to enhance community development in local towns and villages.

Proposals are invited from organisations that will make an impact and enhance activity at the grassroots level, offering support, development training and network opportunities to individuals wanting to get involved or build on their involvement in their local community.

Councillor David Elvidge, portfolio holder for community involvement and voluntary sector at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Local community action and volunteering has always been a key element in the vitality and wellbeing of communities. Community development, where there is a coming together of local people to take action to solve problems and meet needs, is at the heart of sustainable places. 

"This has been demonstrated over the last year as the pandemic has had many positive impacts on community action and volunteering, with individuals stepping forward and communities pulling together to offer support and making a difference."

Proposals will look to inspire individuals by:

  • expanding their skills and knowledge, enabling them to gain an insight into the operational aspects of how community organisations and groups deliver their aims and objectives
  • developing their understanding of the fundamentals that make volunteering in their community successful
  • facilitating high quality, practical learning, providing tools to increase knowledge and enhance self-confidence.

The ambition is to support two pathfinder projects within East Yorkshire geographical areas of:

  • South East/West Holderness Wards
  • Pocklington Provincial Ward

Applicants are invited to submit their full submission document as per the project specification Ref 004 in PDF format electronically to futurecommunities@eastriding.gov.uk by 12noon on Monday, 26 July 2021

For more detailed information about the project specification requirements please visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/future-communities-initiative and follow the links.

If you have any queries please contact the fund facilitator at futurecommunities@eastriding.gov.uk

For further information on the wind farms and RWE Renewables UK Ltd, visit https://uk-ireland.rwe.com/rwe-renewables-uk