Thousands of pounds of grants were awarded at the beginning of 2020 to local organisations in Buckingham by Buckingham Town Council. As the impact of Coronavirus became clear, the Council has been working with local groups to support them through changes to their projects.
As part of this, the Council agreed in October to a change of grant funding use for local not-for-profit organisations.
Lace Hill Residents Association were delighted with the outcome, an award of £900. Joëlle Jones, Joint Chair of the Association said “It will make a big difference to residents as we now move towards more positive activities rather than all the negative issues we have faced over the last 8 years.”
As unemployment began to rise nationally Swan Community Hub decide to switch their focus towards a digitally focused Job Club and were awarded £2350 towards this project.
Stephen Townsend, of Swan Community Hub, was extremely pleased. “Swan Community Hub is proud to be part of the local plan to get Buckingham Back to Work. We are currently working on a new format which will make far greater use of communication opportunities through social media and virtual meetings. These face to face discussions will enable us to help build confidence and self-esteem, affirm transferable skills and qualities as well as offering practical support in creating a powerful CV and techniques for making the interview experience a positive one.”
Applications for grants for 2021 – 2022 launch on Friday 16th October, visit the Buckingham Town Council website for details.
Mayor of Buckingham, Councillor Geraldine Collins, said that “The Town Council is delighted to be supporting these organisations, and looks forward to seeing the results of their projects.”
For enquiries please contact Paul Hodson, Town Clerk at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Swan Community Hub’s Job Club visit their website: https://www.swancommunityhub.org.uk/job-club