John Ross Community Trust Fund
The John Ross MBE Community Trust Fund was launched in June 2011 in memory of John Ross, High Steward of North East Lincolnshire and David Ross' father. John Ross was a passionate advocate of Grimsby and its community. The fund is a small but important example of how the foundation is working at grass roots level in the community. The community fund aims to support local organisations and charities with grants ranging from £250 to £1,000.
Ten more Grimsby community groups are being supported by the John Ross Community Fund:
195 Air Training Corps Squadron £1,000; Chelmsford Avenue Neighbourhood Watch Community Action Group £500; Class Act Theatre Company £500; Friendship at Home £1,000; Foresight £500; Grimsby & District Remap £500; Haven Quilters £500; Macauley Area Action Group £500; Springboard Learning Centre £250 and Springfield Road Allotment Association £500
11 Grimsby community charities received support from the John Ross Community Fund in August 2011:
Christian Action & Resource Enterprise £600; Cleethorpes Disability Football Club £1,000; Gradely & John Pettit Junior Sports Association £1,000; Grimsby Minster Bell Ringers £350; Grimsby Town Disabilities Supporters £1,000; Haycroft Gardening Group £400; Howard Grove Gardening Club £250; The Motor Project £1,000; The Rock Foundation £1,000; You Can Sing Vocal Academy £500 and West Marsh Community Centre £500
The fund's objectives are to help and assist with:
- fostering community cohesion
- developing a culture of mutual volunteering between different groups within the community and uniting age groups
- reinforcing a sense of community in the area - projects run 'by the community for the community'
- alleviating hardship and having the greatest impact on the most deprived urban areas
How to Apply:
The Grimsby Telegraph has application forms. Contact: John Ross MBE Community Trust Fund c/o Editor Michele Lalor, Grimsby Telegraph, 80 Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby, South Humberside DN31 3EH.