Capture2Hambleton District Council has awarded its first grant under its new ‘Small Grant Scheme’.

RAF Linton on Ouse was the recipient of a grant of £750 to help them deliver a week of sports and recreation activities for under eights last month.

“The school summer holidays are long enough and with so few affordable opportunities locally it is vital that we offer recreational support to families not only from the RAF but also to families in the local community,” said Patrick Lewis-Brown, Community Development Officer, RAF Linton on Ouse.

“The sports week offered activities including football, gymnastics, tag rugby and uni-hoc at an affordable price to families with two or more siblings as we were able to subsidise the cost thanks to the grant from the council.  And using our facilities stopped us incurring any additional costs.

“The feedback from the 33 children and their families who took part was ‘awesome can we do this again next year’!”

The council has made available grants of between £500 and £2,500 to community-led projects that meet at least one of the council’s key priorities:-  supporting economic growth, improving health and wellbeing, improving access to services and supporting a changing population.

A total of 35 applications were received including an application for the purchase of outdoor play equipment for a local pre-school, funding to support the training of two Childline volunteers in partnership with the NSPCC and the creation of guided walks for people with learning disabilities.