Four community projects are to receive funding from Barking and Dagenham Council this year under its Innovation Grants programme.
Ooooh, let’s have a look at them then!
Based in Barking, the Recovery LinkUp Cafe will be a meeting place for people recovering from addictions. The project, which is being given £8,500 by the council, will recruit six volunteers and will run one night a week for 20 people, who will also be given a meal.The Somali Women’s Association will get £6,000 to run a job club for 50 women from different communities in the borough. The women will have been unemployed or on benefits for five or more years, and 20 per cent of the people attending the club will have disabilities.
Teach Forex will run a project called Bmoney Wize using the £9,995 grant from the council. The scheme will help people understand their finances using interative (sic) money board games, and will be aimed at parents and those on low incomes.
Ah, right. So, support for drink and drug addicts, immigrants and people too stupid to manage household accounts?
What’s the last one?
The final project to get a grant is the Green Shoes Art Community Interest, which will receive £5,695. The programme will support three community artists to pilot three projects to promote community cohesion.
Oh, well, good luck with that!
I’m sure the news that immigrants and wasters are getting the lion’s share of the grant money won’t in any way affect the chances of success for this last project….