Over the moon with £45k grant to cre­ate co­he­sion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A COM­MU­NITY group has been awarded £45,930 to fund a project aimed at cre­at­ing com­mu­nity co­he­sion in Hayes.

The two year project, which started in Oc­to­ber 2015, will re­cruit lo­cal res­i­dents to col­lab­o­rate on videos for the MADE in Hayes on­line TV chan­nel.

Fund­ing for the project has come from the Peo­ple’s Health Trust and the School for So­cial En­trepreneurs.

Young peo­ple from the Town­field Ward ap­proached Blaise Singh, a lo­cal res­i­dent and the founder of Make A Dif­fer­ence En­ter­tain­ment (MADE) to col­lab­o­rate on the project, which helps cre­ate stronger so­cial links be­tween neigh­bour­hoods.

MADE in Hayes ses­sions will be ev­ery Satur­day at the Town­field Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Town­field Square, Hayes from 10am to 6pm.

Par­tic­i­pants have the chance to make pro­grammes which ad­dress im­por­tant is­sues and unite the bor­ough’s di­verse com­mu­ni­ties.

The team’s work will be broad­cast on an on­line chan­nel, launch­ing in Jan­uary.

The project will also host reg­u­lar shar­ing events with the wider com­mu­nity to en­cour­age talk­ing points.

Blaise Singh said: “We’re over the moon and grate­ful to be sup­ported by our fun­ders and lo­cal peo­ple on this ex­cit­ing, fun and en­gag­ing me­dia project.”

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