Esk Valley - Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA)
Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) has been awarded funding from the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to help people in the district of Whitby, Ryedale and the borough of Scarborough make the changes they want to see in their communities.
The project will support people and groups to take action on locally identified issues to improve quality of community life for all.
The funding will support a three-year programme that builds on the success of the Totally Socially events held annually in Scarborough since 2014.
It will focus on supporting individuals and groups at grass roots level to develop projects and activities that meet the needs they have identified in the places they live.
Chief Executive of CaVCA, Mel Bonney-Kane said: "We believe in the power of communities and people to change things for the better.
This award will enable us to give them the support to do so."
Through the funding, a new team of Locality Workers will be looking for people in Whitby, Scarborough and Ryedale to help them kick start any ideas they feel would benefit their local community. This could be a community group or a lack of a particular service in the area.
Totally Socially Locality Worker for Whitby, Charlotte Angus, said: "This is the first time a project like this has been delivered in the Whitby area.
Often it can be quite difficult to get an idea off the ground but with my support I can help make people's vision for a community project a reality.
I am looking for passionate people in the community who have strong ideas and want to take them forward but don't know where to start."
Charlotte will be out and around Whitby and is available to chat to anyone about ideas they may have - if you have a project idea you would like help with email Charlotte at email@example.com or call her on 07375669007.
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