MORE than £18,000 has been pledged to local projects and organisations across the region in the latest round of grants from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
From supplying training equipment and kits for local childrens’ football teams to providing vital funds to help families suffering with issues of teen violence and domestic abuse, the applications were once again wide-ranging.
The applications approved for June marked the final wave of grants of up to a maximum of £1,000 being awarded for individual groups and projects by the Trust.
Now, applications of up to £2,500 are being welcomed for the next deadline, on September 30, from an increased annual fund of £100,000.
Jo Hudgell, chair of the Trust, said: “Once again we were delighted with the wide-range of applications we received, with some new organisations and groups coming forward for support who we were delighted to help, alongside some others we already knew and have supported before.
“The beauty of the Trust is that we see such a wide range of activities and projects, all run by dedicated volunteers.
“In this round of grants alone we have been able to support young people by providing equipment for sports clubs and scout groups, the elderly by supporting residents associations to buy equipment for bingo events, and ex-servicemen and women through Hull Veterans Support Centre.
“The process is now open for groups to take advantage of the increase in funding which we announced earlier this summer.
“We want to hear from as many groups and organisations across the region who believe they can make a positive impact in their communities, and make a donation from the Trust go a very long way.”