North Hull Projects

On this page we have summarised each project using the information they gave in their funding submissions. If you would like to know more about any particular project, please contact the project direct. Contact details are given at the end of each summary.

BAMEEN (Black & Minority Ethnic Environmental Network)

Who will this project help?
60 people from black, minority or ethnic groups

What is the project about?
People from black, minority or ethnic (BME) communities are up to six times more likely to develop diabetes than white people (Source: Diabetes UK).

Workshop sessions to raise awareness of diabetes will be held at community centres used by the city’s BME population. The sessions will be delivered by professional Diabetes UK facilitators aided by volunteers recruited from within the BME community. The aim will be to encourage changes in lifestyle and therefore reduce the risk factors of developing both diabetes and other long term conditions. BAMEEN will also work with faith organisations, such as mosques, to give expert advice on managing diabetes while fasting.

Who to contact about this project?
BAMEEN, 07582 567052
dawda@bameen.org.uk

Bransholme Enterprises

Who will this project help?
50 people with low incomes

What is the project about?
This project will enhance and re-generate the Noddle Hill Community Woodland and Noddle Hill Allotments.
The funding will provide tools, equipment and a paid coordinator for 6 months to restart the work in bringing these communities assets back into full use.

The project will work with the existing of 50 volunteers from the HU7 area and disabled groups, eventually providing an income stream through sales of home grown fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants.  A sustainable programme for the future will be developed by training group leaders and volunteer champions.

Who to contact about this project?
Bransholme Enterprises, 01482 821467
bransholmeenterprise@gmail.com

Castle Hall Tenants

Who will this project help?
Between 20 - 70 people with physical disabilities

What is the project about?
This project will provide a schedule of exercise activities for tenants in Castle Hall to enable them to improve their general health and mobility, increase social integration and develop community spirit.    

The project activities will consist of: 

  • Gentle exercise and Zumba Gold, which could initially be chair-based.
  • Indoor games, including indoor golf, ten pin bowling, new age curling, boccia and a variety of other games that are able to be delivered using the equipment provided by Sportsability.   
  • Dance, including salsa and line dancing.
  • Singing - the instructor is also a professional singer who performs clients’ favourite songs as part of a sing-along session.

Who to contact about this project?
Anchor Trust, 01482 831653
lorraine.firth@anchor.org.uk

City of Hull Sport and Community Group

Who will this project help?
60 females

What is the project about?
This project will deliver a new Sport and Community Active Recreation Programme to engage females who do not presently take part in regular physical activity, to help them overcome their barriers to regular participation.  Parental involvement will be encouraged and help offered to increase their skills to support their children's learning.

The project will provide access to a varied menu of activities, a flexible programme of learning opportunities and specialist delivery. Benefits to participants include improved self-worth and self-esteem, as well as the positive physical health benefits.

Who to contact about this project?
City of Hull Sport and Community Group, 01482 802826
mike.gibbons@cityofhullabc.com

Fast Fit Takeaway

Who will this project help?
Between 500 - 1,000 children and young people

What is the project about?
This project focuses on bringing traditional cooking methods and skills into homes and communities to help address obesity issues and cooking within budgets, as well as raising social skills, self-esteem and confidence. 

This project will promote the use of very basic cooking equipment to make fresh, nutritional meals and snacks using cost effective ingredients.  The back to basics, fun approach promotes positive relationships with food within families and communities, with lots of discussions and activities around picking, eating, cooking with children, menu planning and supermarket tricks of the trade.

Who to contact about this project?
Fast Fit Takeaway, 07522 055671
sharron@fastfittakeaway.co.uk

Friends of Oak Road

Who will this project help?
People of all ages and abilities

What is the project about?
This project will create an outdoor fitness equipment area within the Oak Road Playing Fields (adjacent to Beresford Park). Similar equipment has already been provided in several other park areas in the city and has proved to be successful. The equipment allows people of all ages to increase their physical activity in a fun way.

Who to contact about this project?
Friends of Oak Road, 07709 728625
katee1958@live.co.uk

Newland St John School Gardening Club

Who will this project help?
500 children / young people

What is the project about?
The Gardening Club will use the funding to purchase a 20ft x 90ft commercial poly-tunnel for their very large school allotment. This will enable them to grow produce through the year. 

This allotment provides a safe environment where children not only grow fruit and vegetables, but also have the opportunity to get close to wildlife and nature.

Who to contact about this project?
Gardening Club, 01482 305740
admin@nsj.hull.sch.uk

Hull Families Project – ACT for You

Who will this project help?
Over 50 families on low incomes

What is the project about?
This project is called ACT for you (Achieve and aspire, Change for the positive, Take opportunities to learn).

ACT for You helps families achieve positive changes by supporting them to overcome barriers to employment and gaining a more confident outlook. They also help families to develop skills in managing problems and crisis situations, becoming more resilient to adversity, particularly where poverty is having an impact on family life. They help families build healthier relationships, leading to stronger family stability and social interaction within the community.

The funding will pay for a worker who will assess the family circumstances, guide family members through a range of issues affecting their emotional and physical health and support them to face challenges more positively. 

Other activities will include growing their own food and walking sessions.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull Families Project, 01482 809333
k.wardale@hullfamilies.co.uk

Looking Good Feeling Good in North Hull

Who will this project help?
30 adults

What is the project about?
This project will build on the success of a group that has been running for the past 5 years. The group meets weekly for an exercise class that incorporates a mix of exercises from seated to more physical exercise movements.

As current members get older, the membership is changing, and Looking Good Feeling Good feel it is time to promote the group again to attract new members. They are also considering starting a new group on a different day or evening.

Who to contact about this project?
Looking Good Feeling Good, 01482 804934
dennis@unityincommunity.org.uk

Thorpes Hub Ltd

Who will this project help?
150 young people and adults

What is the project about?
Thorpes Hub Ltd will use the funding to help improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.  They are lokking to employ two level 2 gym instructors to run the following sessions: 

  • 20 x 1 hour circuit training 
  • 20 x 1 hour women only sessions 
  • 60 hours mixed gym sessions with personal trainers
  • 30 hours fitness to music for 13-18 year olds

They also plan to run food planning and weekly weighing and measuring sessions.

Who to contact about this project?
Thorpes Hub, 01482 801551
tcarclub@hotmail.com

Unity Training

Who will this project help?
People on low income

What is the project about?
This project will work with local residents to demonstrate that cooking on a budget and eating healthily can be done. Learning sessions cover areas such as shopping correctly, making dishes from scratch and introducing your 'five-a-day' into dishes. 

Cooking taster sessions will be held within the centre on Endike Lane, and local residents will be invited to watch, try and taste the dishes on show.  They can then use the skills and knowledge gained to cook these dishes at home, experimenting with them to their own personal tastes and then passing the skills on to friends and families.

Who to contact about this project?
Unity Training, 01482 852292
info@unitytraining.org.uk