YFCU CLUBS AIM TO BE MORE THAN JUST YOUR LOCAL YOUNG FARMERS CLUB WITH COVID-19 INNOVATION GRANT
26 August 2020
On the 30th July the YFCU released a Covid-19 Innovation Grant kindly sponsored by their Community Partner, Power NI, alongside the Reta Lila Howard Foundation.
The key aspect clubs had to focus on when applying for the grant was;
INNOVATIO and how they were hoping to make a positive impact post Covid-19 within their Club and local rural community?
Following a tough assessment for Judges, the YFCU are delighted to announce that the following Clubs have been successful in receiving a COVID-19 INNOVATION GRANT, kindly supported by Power NI and the Reta Lila Howard Foundation.
Emily Fair, Power NI commented; “Congratulations to the clubs on being awarded grants to help their local communities. These past few months have been difficult and it’s amazing to see the innovative ways in which these clubs are helping!”
The YFCU would like thak everyone who applied as it was really encouraging to see how clubs were planning to be 'More than just your local Young Farmers' Club’ as we move out of lockdown?
The following clubs below are to receive the grant:
"One of the biggest challenges for our rural community during lockdown has been social isolation. We would like to celebrate our community by hosting a free breakfast/ coffee morning for everyone. Everything would be sourced from local producers to support the farm shops etc in our area."
"This funding would help our members participate in mental health first aid, promote social inclusion by reconnecting and providing support, reduce isolation by encouraging young people to participate, and giving a sense of accountability and achievement through vegetable planting throughout the winter."
"Kilraughts are wanting to expand our community circle by incorporating different activities such as a mixed sports evenings with a local GAA club to learn new skills, whilst also teaching and educating them with a similar sport that many of our members play. Gaining strong relationships like this could help us build our club."
Moneymore YFC members take pride in their village, and plan to work alongside the Moneymore Community Group and trustees of The Manor Heritage Group in the upkeep of the Manor House Community gardens through planting and maintaining the gardens, carrying out various activities such as painting fences, planting flowers and maintaining flowerbeds.