Over the moon with £45k grant to create cohesion
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.”