Thursday 20 October 2022

ORGANISATIONS and community groups are being invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 specifically to open their venues on a regular basis to provide somewhere warm for people to visit this winter. This is part of East Riding Council’s Help for Households campaign to support residents and businesses through the current cost of living crisis and is in addition to local libraries opening their doors to people to offer a warm and welcoming place.

Venues able to apply for sums of between £1,500 and £5,000 through the Do it for East Riding Community Grant can include village halls, community centres and food banks but they must provide activities and/or refreshments such as a lunch club or exercise group in order to be eligible. Council Leader Jonathan Owen told us: “We know it’s going to be a particularly hard winter with the cost of energy going up meaning some of our residents will struggle to heat their homes. 

For more information on the Do it for East Riding Community Grant go to

BEVERLEY Building Society is organising a charity quiz night next month to raise funds for its Charity of the Year, the Beverley Cherry Tree Centre. It will be held at Beverley Rugby Club on Norwood on Friday November 25. Admission costs £5 per person with a £100 team prize up for grabs. A society spokesperson told us: “Since 1993, the centre has been a base for local residents, from children to pensioners and those in need of help. It offers a host of important services, from free advice and a food bank, to a youth club and a Little Gruffalos pre-school nursery.” More information here

FOUNDATIONS LIVE, the region’s biggest free construction, trade, networking, and careers events, is taking place today at Bishop Burton College. It’s expected that hundreds of young people from schools and colleges across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be there to learn about career opportunities in the construction industry.