Community fund open for bids

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has this month launched its annual £50,000 Community Promises Fund to support local communities across the north.

It offers grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to third-sector organisations and community groups with innovative approaches to delivering sustainable initiatives in council areas served by NGN, such as Northumberland.

Visit works-community-fundStarted in 2016, the Community Promises Fund supports projects, events and initiatives which help to alleviate hardship and other challenges associated with fuel poverty, educate around energy-efficiency ideas and raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Funding is also available to groups who encourage people to get involved with STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and related career opportunities.

Tom Bell, head of social strategy at Northern Gas Networks, said: “I’m delighted to announce that we will, once again, be working in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation to support charities and local community groups across our network.

“Last year, we received such a diverse range of ideas and innovative projects and it was a pleasure to see some of the great work that’s done within communities. I’m very much looking forward to again working with the successful organisations on their exciting projects.”

The deadline for applications is Thursday.

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