Recent projects supported by the Western CEF
Did you know that in the Selby and Ainsty Constituency, according to a report produced by Independent Age, there are an estimated 1,401 households not claiming pension credits to which they are entitled? The average weekly payment is £49.21, and it's thought that around £3.1 million pounds' worth of pensions credits are going unclaimed. For more information, the full study is available to view online here.
If you think this applies to yourself or someone you know, you can get further advice online from the government on how to claim pension credits here.
Future Meetings and Forums
The next Western CEF Forum will be on Tuesday 25 February 2020, at Byram Park Sports and Social Club, Old Great North Road, Knottingley, WF11 9ED, at 6.30 pm - the theme will be "How to build a sustainable Community Organisation" . A flyer for the event can be viewed by clicking here.
The next meeting of the Western CEF Partnership Board will be on Tuesday 17 March 2020, at Burton Salmon Village Hall, at 7.00 pm. The deadline for funding applications will be 12 noon on Friday 6 March 2020. Please ensure your application is completed correctly by referring to the information on the funding pages.
Villagers using a community centre in Burton Salmon are warming up thanks to funding from the Western CEF. The Burton Salmon Village Hall Trust received the £4,400 funding grant last year to improve the heating system in their hall.
A charity shop that raises funds for an outstanding local nursery for children and families with additional needs has benefitted from a £2,500 grant from the Western area Community Engagement Forum.
The Peter Pan Nursery charity shop in Sherburn in Elmet is in the process of being refurbished to boost its fundraising for the pre-school nursery for children with additional needs including disabilities, illness, learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Pictured here are volunteers (L-R) Anne Snowdon (deputy shop co-ordinator), Gary Mercer and Emma Daltry.