Community cashpot set to be approved

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A RANGE of community projects in Sheffield neighbourhoods are set to be handed a total of £450,000 under plans set to be approved tomorrow.

Sheffield Council’s East Community Assembly meets tomorrow night to decide on how to spend its annual budget on schemes to benefit the Arbourthorne, Darnall, Manor Castle and Richmond areas.

Action to tackle unemployment by helping people find jobs will receive £137,000, while the same amount will be spent on community safety and cohesion schemes, such as providing extra activities to keep youngsters out of trouble on the streets. A further £91,000 is earmarked to ‘improve educational attainment’ at after-school and homework clubs.

Two separate allocations of £45,600 will fund environmental improvements and programmes to improve public health in the areas.

Specific schemes set to receive a share of the funding include an over-50s’ project to reduce isolation and improve mental health on the Manor, and funding for a youth worker to continue an IT homework club in Tinsley.

Some of the money will be handed out to community groups as grants, for work such as providing activities to children and young people.

A community tree planting is planned for Arbourthorne, involving youngsters from schools on the estate.

Action to tackle employment involves providing help to write CVs and access training and job opportunities.

The meeting is at Centre in the Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, at 6.30pm.