Supprted by stampEvery penny donated to Tameside 4 Good is distributed to good causes across Tameside by the grant scheme. Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals between 5 - 25 who want to undertake an activity that benefits them and their community, with grants of up to £4,000 available to local community groups.

These are the projects we’ve funded in round 2 (October 2013):

 

Local Good Cause Aim of the Good Cause Amount Awaded Funded Activity

All Seasons Art Group

(Hattersley)

To promote and advance art for the residents of Hattersley and surrounding areas.

£1,000

To engage a local professional artist to provide tuition in drawing and painting at the Club’s weekly meetings during 2014.

Ashton Albion Amateur Boxing Club

(Ashton-under-Lyne)

To promote fitness, discipline, friendship, fair-play and respect for all the community and particularly young people. To enable young people to develop and participate in the local community and to improve the self-confidence of young people and reduce fear of crime. To increase quality of life by providing a constructive alternative to anti-social behaviour such as drugs and alcohol abuse and social inclusion from interaction with coaching staff and other young or older people.

£2,180

Ashton Albion Friday Night Active Program which engages young people to participate in a targeted boxing activity session to act as a diversionary activity rather than contribute to anti-social behaviour.

Ashton Youth Group 

(Ashton-under-Lyne)

It provides opportunities for young people to develop a variety of skills and qualifications that will equip them for both life and employment. Activities include running a café staffed by teenagers in Ashton town centre. £1,040 Volunteer training including barista training, latter art and first aid.

Convoy of Happiness

(Tameside)

A small childrens charity providing experiences for long-term sick, disabled and terminally ill children and their families.

£800 Christmas party at Slide and Seek for children with physical and learning disabilities and life limiting illnesses. To enable the children and their families to be able to relax and enjoy a party in a safe and supportive environment.

Denton West End Community Library

(Denton)

 Offers a complete community run library. £2,500 To deliver a series of activities that will provide the local community with opportunities to learn new skills such as internet taster classes, craft club, homework club, self-defence classes, singing and dancing lessons and more.

Europia

(Tameside)

To provide information and practical support to European migrants and citizens in Greater Manchester in order to promote their full participation in British life. £3,900 To establish a Europia Hub which will reduce the social isolation and hardship of Polish families living in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Hattersley Yoga & Health Group

(Hattersley)

To teach yoga, relaxation and mindfulness to help older people suffering with joint / back problems and stress / tension. £1,400 To provide yoga activity to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in Hattersley.

Lifeline Project Ltd

(Tameside)

It delivers the Branching Out service which provides a range of support and advice for young people under 19 in Tameside that are misusing alcohol and drugs. £2,618 To deliver Lifeline’s Branching Out Young People’s Peer-Led Film Project. To develop an issue based film with young people for young people that can be used as an educational and awareness raising resource to help reduce alcohol related harm.

New Hope Ashton

(Ashton-under-Lyne)

To provide life skills for those struggling with a variety of deprivation issues. £2,000 To provide people struggling with poverty or isolation with an opportunity to develop a series of goals including literacy and numeracy, computer and internet competency, healthy living, budgeting skills, confidence, communication and in some cases help with job searches and interview preparation.

North Tameside Training Section (Scouts)

(Ashton-under-Lyne and Droylsden)

To help young people in Tameside enjoy new adventures, experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

£900 To provide first aid training to Scout leaders and parent helpers in eight groups in Ashton-under-Lyne and Droylsden. The group also received a projector donated by Tameside 4 Good.

The Cranberries Club

(Tameside)

To improve the quality of life for older people, particularly those who feel isolated due to loss of partner, family and friends or whose mobility is limited. £2,025 To develop Down Memory Lane with the Cranberries wall calendar. The project will encourage members to use their knowledge and experience to produce a calendar that will benefit the wider community.

West African Development

(Ashton-under-Lyne)

The registered charity works with the local community to integrate people from different backgrounds and minority ethnic groups to break social barriers, improve the quality of life and raise people’s self-esteem by organising activities.

£1,848 To provide pre ESOL and IT to help participants to learn new skills, build up confidence, meet new people, socialise and reduce the number of mental health problems and unemployment in Tameside. The community interpreting course will help disadvantaged people overcome problems with accessing the changes to the benefits system and break down barriers to people accessing local facilities.
Individual

Opportunity that required funding

Amount Awarded Benefits to the community and the individual
Anya Waugh (Stalybridge)

Young para-athlete Anya Waugh was born with spina bifida and is paralyzed from the knees down. She was inspired by London 2012 Paralymic Games to start wheelchair racing. Her passion for the sport has improved her confidence and is great for fitness. She was renting a 30 year old race chair which was becoming too small.The Tameside 4 Good individual grant has enabled her family to buy the perfect wheelchair with room to grow which will allow Anya to continue on the path to fulfilling her dream of taking part in the Paralympics.

£500

Anya is inspiring local children and her school takes a real interest in her sporting accomplishes.

Rebecca Gunning (Audenshaw)

Rebecca would like to complete his UKCC Level 1 coaching qualifications to help her develop her coaching skills. It will also boost her confidence and experience to help gain employment.

£419 It will allow Rebecca to coach gymnastics in the community and to help young people to keep active and achieve self-belief.