VOTING HAS OPENED TODAY in the NatWest bank’s CommunityForce charity initiative – and local projects are asking for your support!
CommunityForce is organised by the NatWest to support local communities. It gives charities, projects and groups an opportunity to promote their work, the chance to access funds and skills as well as volunteers to make a lasting difference in their local communities.
By applying to CommunityForce hundreds of local charities and projects (three from each area) stand to win an award of £6,000 each with the winners decided by public vote and announced in November.
The following good causes are applying for support from this area:
Paull Village Hall is applying for new projection and sound equipment which can be used in the existing hall, and in the new purpose-built centre if their Big Lottery Fund application is successful. Vote at http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/883.
Preston Community Hall would spend the money on improving its toilet and kitchen facilities – without these improvements the Community Hall may face closure! Vote at http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/5389.
Preston Playing Field Charity wants to upgrade its electrical and gas installation so that it can continue being a focal point for community sports and recreation. Vote at http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/5711.
Boyes Lane Public Recreation Ground, Keyingham, hopes to create a pond and wild meadow area that can serve as a haven for wildlife and be enjoyed by the community. Vote at http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/2344.
The Girl Guiding Holderness Division would like to run a division day out, pack holiday and camp, with all its members able to take part, whatever their experience. This can be very costly to the girls and their families, and the Division would like to offer them assistance. Vote at http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3240.
The Y-us? youth project based in Flinton wish to make a DVD illustrating the first warning signs that young people might have started using drugs. They want to script, film and produce the DVD, then show it to parents in as many schools as possible. Vote at: http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3068.
VOTING OPENS TODAY on the CommunityForce website, where you’ll be able to view all of the applications made in your local area. If you are unable to access the website to vote, contact the CommunityForce helpline on 0800 2100 246. Customers with hearing and speech impairments can contact us by Minicom number 0800 0155 545. They will be happy to let you know which charities, projects and groups have applied in your area.
Each person can vote up to three times, in any area. You can only vote once for each cause.