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Important deadline for Community First funding applications in Brierley Hill – cut off date November 11th 2014

News has been received this morning from the Community Development Foundation regarding the time-table for the final year of Community First funding. This is set out in the table below, with the implications being that all applications must be received by 11th November 2014 so they can be circulated for the panel’s last meeting of 2014 scheduled for November 18th.

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Community First Brierley Hill

Nine Locks Senior Citizens Club and St Paul’s Neighbourhood Learning Centre win grant support

At its March meeting of the Community First panel Nine Locks Senior Citizens Social Group and St Paul’s Neighbourhood Learning Centre were recommended for grants of £957.50 and £2,250 respectively. Looking to its last year of funding the panel also agreed to prioritise projects which help to make organisations more sustainable. Read the minutes here.

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New Community Radio to kick off in Brierley Hill following Community First grant

Plans for a new, internet based Community Radio station in Brierley Hill are on track following the recommendation of a £850 grant from the town’s Community First panel.

Owned and operated by local people from the Brierley hill area, volunteer roles at BHCR provide students and trainees with a chance to learn professional-level skills in all areas of media production. They can learn to make documentaries or mix live music. They can find out how the record industry works with radio stations and can develop interview skills, design their own cd cover, learn how the process of uploading their music online with mp3 tabs and covers included.

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Tiny Tots toddlers group recommended for £820 by Community First Brierley Hill

The Tiny Tots parent/carer and baby/toddler group which meets at Albion Street Church, Brierley Hill has been recommended by Brierley Hill’s Community First panel for a grant of £820 towards its activities. Free of charge for the past 4 years during term time, the group has successfully provided a safe, enriching environment for young children and their care givers. Positive relationships have been formed within the community and attendance has grown with consistent members and newcomers joining regularly. The grant will help to enhance the provision, structured sessions of music time were offered weekly last term which had a very positive impact on the children and the numbers of people attending.

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