£2,000 boost for village kids club

Holme on Spalding Moor Kids Club received a cheque from ERYC chairman Caroline Fox.
Holme on Spalding Moor Kids Club received a cheque from ERYC chairman Caroline Fox.

Two voluntary youth organisations in the area are celebrating after receiving grants at a ceremony hosted by the East Riding of Yorkshire youth and family support service.

Holme on Spalding Moor Kids Club received £2,000 to support the group while Newport Parish Council was given £1,200 for summer excursions and a further £1200 to support the youth club.

The cheque presentation to Newport Parish Council.

The cheque presentation to Newport Parish Council.

Positive Activities Grants totalling £32,000 were awarded to successful youth organisations from across the county by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Caroline Fox, at a ceremony in Beverley.

Councillor Fox said: “It was wonderful to meet recipients of the award who came from all over the East Riding. The awards will enable these groups to deliver positive activities to children and young people to help improve their personal, social and educational development, as well as providing some great fun activities.”

Kevin Hall, the council’s director of children, families and schools, said: “I am delighted that this year we are able to support 19 groups in total.

“We have seen a wide range of exciting and innovative bids to provide activities for young people across the East Riding, including sports, support for town and village youth clubs and a project to continue providing transport for rural youth groups and individual young people, to reduce social isolation and improve health, wellbeing and independence.”

Since 2013, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has provided £299,000 to help grow and develop a strong voluntary youth sector across the area.