Staff from Bridlington’s Hinge Centre on Field Road in the town are overjoyed to be able to announce that the centre’s team has secured a further 3 years of funding from The National Lottery.
This will enable the continuation and further development the centre’s work at the heart of the community.
The £296,645.00 grant was confirmed this week by The National Lottery, from their ‘Community Fund’.
This is a continuation project, which will build on and combine the learning from the ‘Chances for Life Project’, which is due to end in December 2019.
This new funding aims to strengthen and expand the Hinge’s current community involvement, with volunteers and develop the life chances of people of all ages living in Bridlington and the surrounding area. This will be achieved by helping them overcome detrimental issues that may be affecting their health and well-being.
“The Hinge has been incredibly successful over the last nine years” said Chairman Linda Christian
“This further three year’s of funding support from The National Lottery is welcomed by the whole team of staff and Trustees, to be able to further develop the strong links that the centre has developed within the community of Bridlington. We are absolutely delighted that we can now tell the public we are able to continue to build on that success, because to secure a third round of National Lottery funding is very unusual and we believe, shows how well respected the centre is, by funding bodies such as The National Lottery.”
Matthew Potter – The Centre’s Funding, Governance & Finance Manager, was key to the success of the bid and submitted the detailed proposals for the centre and how it would build on previous work.
He said: “To know that The Hinge Centre can now further develop and embed its strategy for supporting the Bridlington Community, with the help of this invaluable funding, is very reassuring and I’m extremely proud to have been able to work closely with centre manager Jo Sanders to submit the successful bid.”
The team will celebrate the award at a small, privately funded reception later in the month. Then it’s back to work to continue to help and support the Bridlington community for at least 3 more years – which includes working closely with the planned new Town Centre Hub – currently being developed.