Valentine’s Day boost as Yorkshire Coast Catalyst receives £100,000 as one of 6 pilots for Government “Place Based Giving Programme”
The Scarborough district is one of six places in England that has been selected to be in the Government’s Pilot Place Based Giving Programme. Two Ridings Community Foundation and CaVCA will use the pilot to encourage locally-focussed charitable giving to support local charities. As a pilot area means there will be Government funding of £50,000 per annum funding for two years to kick start the work.
This is part of Place Based Social Action (PBSA), a seven year, £4.5million programme jointly funded by Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund
The team at Two Ridings and CaVCA will work with others, including Scarborough Borough Council, Scarborough Business Ambassadors, to encourage all of those who care about the area to give their time, talents and money to benefit local people and communities.
Jan Garrill, Chief Executive of Two Ridings Community Foundation said: “Here at Two Ridings, having led the way in other parts of North Yorkshire with place based giving, we know it can work to energise local giving. We are excited and proud to be chosen to help develop Scarborough as one of the pilot areas. “
Robert Goodwill MP, said: “This is very good news indeed. Scarborough has a long history of charitable giving and philanthropic commitment from those who want to put something back into the community and support those who, in some cases, are not so fortunate. This grant will enable us to build on this and help even more people.”
Mel Bonney-Kane, Chief Executive of CaVCA said: “Scarborough district is a great place to live, yet can be where people face significant disadvantage and inequality. This pilot gives us a chance to build on the significant work of groups already taking place in Scarborough to develop a locally based solution, rather than always relying on others.”
Details of Government press release here