New funding boost to extend warm spaces project
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An additional £5,866 has been added to the Warm Welcome Fund to extend the rollout of warm spaces for people that need them in the borough of Scarborough.
The partnership behind the rollout will prioritise the latest cash injection for warm spaces that can open at weekends and in evenings, as well as in parts of the borough that currently lack warm spaces provision. These areas are Staithes, Hinderwell, Lythe, Sandsend, Castleton, Wykeham, East and West Ayton, Hutton Buscel, Wykeham, Folkton and Flixton.
Grants of up to £300 are available for voluntary and community groups that would like to host a warm space. The grant offers quick and easy access to financial support, which can be used to help fund associated costs including energy bills.
More information about how to apply to the fund is available by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Host venues are added to the online database of warm spaces – www.warmwelcome.info – and a poster or sticker is also provided for display at their premises.
The organisations working together in partnership to get more venues open are: Scarborough Borough Council, Beyond Housing, North Yorkshire County Council, Sprouthouse, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale (SWR) Mind, Age UK, Citizens Advice, Carers Plus and Hunmanby Surgery.
The partnership also works with venues to provide cost of living advice and practical support including food parcels and hygiene packs.
Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Councillor Carl Maw, our cabinet member for stronger communities and housing, said:
“The project has really taken off since its launch with many parts of the borough now home to welcoming spaces where people can warm up and get the help and support they need to negotiate these challenging times.
“However not everywhere is represented. We want this funding boost to help close the current geographical gaps so that no community is left out in the cold this winter.”