Results from the It’s Up 2 U event to decide which local projects were to receive a share of a £40,000 pot of money available have been revealed. After a session of voting on It's Up 2 USaturday 2nd of March at Derwentside College, the funding granted to a number of deserving groups has been announced.

The big winner on the day was Willowburn Hospice who received a funding boost of £1392 to purchase two outdoor marquees to help during the number of fund raising events over the summer. We all know what the British summer weather can be like so these gazebos will be a great help to the hospice and their fund raising events.

Another community group which took home the maximum £3000 funding grant was the youth group Act On Theatre Group.  Based at the Consett YMCA this group of aspiring young thespians have already performed at a number of established venues across the local area such as the Empire and the Lamplight Theatres. The £3000 grant will go to help fund their staging of the seminal classic Les Miserables later in the year.

Along with these winners a number of community groups got their share of the £40,000 including the Salvation Army, Consett AFC juniors, Leadgate Area Partnership, Derwentside Mind and many others.  Congratulations to all of the groups who were awarded with funding through It’s Up 2 U and we here at Consett Magazine hope that it is a big help for whatever lies ahead in the future.

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Chris Brown
Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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