Finalists chosen for chance to win funding from Gosport You Decide scheme

The opening day of Tammy's One Stop Party Shop, in Rowner
The opening day of Tammy's One Stop Party Shop, in Rowner

Bells ring out in tribute

  • Fifteen groups have been picked for the chance to win share of £10,000
  • Gosport residents will be able to vote for final time on Decision Day
  • The groups want funding to improve their community
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THE finalists for a community grant scheme have been chosen and need your votes to win the cash.

Fifteen organisations in Gosport have been chosen as finalists for the You Decide funding and have the chance to win a share of £10,000.

I can’t put into words the gratitude that I have for the You Decide event

Rachel Hodson

The groups range from a charity which supports young people to a project that puts on football sessions.

On October 17, residents in Gosport will have the chance to cast their vote – the last time they will be able to pick the winners of the cash.

A previous winner of the funding, Rachel Hodson, from Autism Isolation No More, said: ‘You Decide was the instrumental starting block for Autism Isolation No More.

‘Without its help and support it would not have been possible and for the residents of Gosport to support us was phenomenal.

‘I can’t put into words the gratitude that I have for the You Decide event. The project has provided me with my purpose and mission.’

The funding is given by Hampshire County Council with the scheme run by Gosport Community Safety Partnership.

The 15 finalists are:

n 6th Gosport Air Scouts.

n Breakthrough Youth Club: provides a place for young people to hang out.

n Tammy’s One Stop Shop: a community room.

n Loud and Proud: helps youngsters learn skills.

n The Bobby Scheme: helps secure homes of the elderly.

n Gosport Marine Futures: offers off-shore activities.

n New Cycle Shelter: parent group wanting to see new shelter at Alverstoke Infant School.

n Moving on Counselling: provides support to young people.

n Forton Footie Project: weekly football sessions.

n Need for Speed and Space: additional storage space at Gosport BMX track.

n Gosport Shed: social centre for older men.

n Gosport FC Soccercise and Referees: course for young people to become referees.

n Community Sailing Safety Support: look after safety boats at Lee Sailing Club.

n Motiv8: supports young people

n Square Pegs Round Holes: social group.

The decision day is at Thorngate Halls at midday.

For details of the projects see safergosport.co.uk.