Funded So Far
To date, the North Yard Community Trust has awarded funding to the following groups for local projects:
Sunshine Marina is a Sheltered Housing Scheme in Camels Head. They received £500 to support elderly and disabled people to get out on day trips and have opportunities to socialise.
St Budeaux Parish Bell Restoration Fund were awarded £10,000 towards their project to replace the existing bell frame, enabling the bells to be rung again at the Church and ensuring that the bell ringing tradition is accessible and continues for future generations.
12th Devonport Rainbow Group who meet at Keyham Methodist Church were awarded £100 for musical instruments and arts materials.
Blue Sound were awarded £7,420 for their Sound Scenes project which includes public art at Kinterbury Creek and Pottery Quay, beach cleans and a celebration event to support local people to learn and enjoy these spaces in their local area.
3rd St Budeaux Scout Group were awarded £1,000 to invest in new camping and outdoor equipment to enable them to provide a greater range of outdoor activities.
Old Technicians Rugby Club were awarded £975 to help them get to league and cup games in the region.
Weston Mill Oak Villa Junior Football Club were awarded £970 to increase and improve their Mini Kickers Football Club for 4 to 8 year olds.
Earlybirds Childcare CIC received £10,730.95 to refresh their play areas and provide new resources to support learning and skill development.
St Pauls Preschool were awarded £2,584.43 to create a new sensory play area.
St Budeaux Community Hall were awarded £10,500 as a contribution towards a new mother and baby room and a new disabled toilet.
St Budeaux Methodist Church received £5,500 towards new high back day centre chairs and a new floor for their entrance hall.
Keyham Community Outreach Projects Ltd received £9,350 as the first contribution to a two year gardening project and a range of education and community activities so people can learn and get involved in growing food.
Keyham Methodist Church received £8,614 as a contribution to repairing the roof of the Community Centre allowing the whole of the hall to be used and providing a safe, local and indoor communal space for children and everyone else in the Community.
Tamar View Community Centre received £23,977.60 as the first contribution to three years of Youth Service provision in the neighbourhood. This will work with 250 young people a week.
PAPH were awarded £5,000 to help fund their Spirit of Discovery project.
Keyham and Devonport Community Amateur Theatre received £500 to pay for rehearsal space and hire lighting and sound equipment for their next show.
Victoria Road Primary School were awarded £5,900 to enhance their outdoor learning space and for the delivery of their NEXUS project.
One Step Beyond were awarded £28,290 for their Play Rangers to offer play and activity opportunities in St. Budeaux, Weston Mill and Kings Tamerton during term time and school holidays.
Word Machine were awarded £11,985 to work with local schools and community groups to explore what was happening in the area 100 years ago with the outbreak of World War 1 and the amalgamation of the Three Towns through drama, research and writing.
St Budeaux Table Tennis Club received £344 to purchase new equipment and enable them to improve their table tennis sessions.
Pelican Children’s Centre were awarded £2,899.96 for the installation of soft play surfaces outside, meaning safer play for the children.
Growing Sustainable Futures CIC - A citywide organisation intent on educating and raising awareness of sustainability. They have been granted £3640 to help fund the costs of their upcoming events.
The Pensioners & Fifty Plus Action Group were awarded £700 for new office equipment, without which they would not be able to continue their work.
The Island Trust received £19,487.45. This will provide 6 voyages around The Sound and local area, 2x1 week residential sail training voyages for up to 20 young people from the NYCT domain. All training, food, accommodation and safety equipment provided. And a 1week residential voyage for unemployed adults, giving them the chance to achieve a RYA qualification, support with CV writing and job search.
K. E. C. Drama were awarded £9,904.04 towards the setting up costs of their new drama school, The Starlight Theatre.
Kings Tamerton Community Centre received £1,741.73 which paid for their Christmas outing as well as two new laptop computers.
Plymouth Raiders received £22,890 to run their Healthy Hoops Primary Basketball project in seven primary schools in the NYCT area.
Devonport Dragon Junior Hockey Club were awarded £999.24 to help supply the club with new equipment to replace some of that already at the club and also to help them expand their coaching techniques.
Sunshine Marina received £954 to help towards the costs of year round social events and the annual Christmas meal.
TamarFOLK were awarded £1000 to help fund swimming sessions for local families
St Paul's Primary School was awarded £25,171.95 for playground markings, an Environmental Play area and an Outdoor classroom
Elder Tree Befriending were awarded £4,935 as the first contribution to a three year project to sustain three exercise and movement activities for the Over 50's
Tamar River Sailing Club was awarded £600 towards a community public access defibrillator at Riverside, St Budeaux
Keyham Kolts were awarded £850.50 for football equipment to enable them to run fun football sessions for Under 13's
Plymouth Foodbank was awarded £500 to help towards emergency food vouchers and transport for people using the Foodbank
Estover Foodbank was awarded £500 to help towards emergency food vouchers and transport for people using the Foodbank
The Cabin at Barne Barton was awarded £8,000 towards the building of an extension at the front of the Cabin. This will increase their available space to allow for private meetings with parents and reduce vandalism and anti-social behaviour
Dangerous Dads were awarded £1,000 to arrange regular events and activities throughout the year which will enable dads to spend quality time with their children
Weston Mill Oak Villa Sports & Community Association were awarded £9,499.99 to purchase a sit on tractor which will allow them to take control of their ground maintenance
Earthjump CIC were awarded £8,852.50 towards their 'Woods to Waves' project which will work with local communities in the area to connect to nature through the medium of outdoor play and literacy
Education Through Expeditions were awarded £25,000 towards their Inari project which will deliver a twinning project with the Sami Parliament in Inari, Finland. The project will deliver an outdoor learning opportunity for 150 young people as well as workshops and an on-line learning platform
Ru-Slack were awarded £900 to introduce slacklining to the young people in the area through a number of slacklining sessions based in open spaces and parks in Barne Barton, St Budeaux and Weston Mill
Keyham Green Places were awarded £7,495 for their 'Your Centre's Wellbeing' project which aims to expand their community cohesion and provision by growing food for eating and contributing to their own LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) scheme
Marine Academy Plymouth Football Club was awarded £1,500 towards new football kit for the girls’ football club
Riverside Primary School was awarded £3,850 towards their Riverside Summer Play Scheme. This scheme will be for children from Riverside School to engage in a variety of activities during the Summer holidays
Plymouth StreetGames were awarded £12,375 to continue their Doorsteps Sports Club project. Doorstep Sport Clubs provide young people aged 11-25 years living in areas of high deprivation with accessible and affordable opportunities to take part in sport within their local community. They provide vibrant, varied, fun and sociable sessions, with a strong emphasis on youth leadership.
Colebrook South West Ltd was awarded £5,045 for their Young Parents and Tots Group. They are looking to set up a new project in St Budeaux that provides a new playgroup for the local community and offers parents under the age of 25 the opportunity to meet other young parents. The project will offer volunteering opportunities as well as the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications in childcare and other transferable skills which may ultimately lead to employment or self-employment within the childcare industry. There will also be the opportunity of developing the group to become a viable small business in its own right
Barne Barton Community Ambassadors were awarded £490 for a fast track grant to help them attend a training event hosted by Affinity Sutton. At this event they will mix with other groups of Ambassadors from around the UK and get new ideas and learn new skills which they can bring back to Barne Barton to enable them to improve the work that they do with the young people in the area
Barne Barton Neighbourhood Forum were awarded £4,500 towards work to support the Barne Barton Neighbourhood Plan
Plymouth Hockey Club were awarded £1,248 to provide coaching for two local players and for goal keeping kit
Keyham Green Places were awarded £320 to start up a craft club that will be recycling old clothes
Victoria Road Primary School were awarded £11,727 to fund equipment to improve the outside spaces so that the children can make the most use of it while learning and having fun
Kings Tamerton Community Centre were awarded £300 towards their Children's Christmas Party
Mount Tamar School was awarded £19,000 for their Mount Tamar Interactive Technology project. The first aim of this project is to improve the learning experience for all of our pupils and bring it into the modern world by providing an interactive smart screen computer in each of the 16 classrooms. The project also aims to support social skills for residents and provide computer skills classes to parents and the local community
Affinity Community Theatre was awarded £1,000 for their ACT shows in 2017
Weston Mill Community Primary Academy was awarded £330 to help provide cookery classes for parents and children