Cash boost for Bridlington social enterprise scheme

Priory Enterprises benefits from a �1,000 grant
Priory Enterprises benefits from a �1,000 grant

A BRIDLINGTON social enterprise is among the first in Yorkshire to benefit from a grant handed out by a local law firm.

Neil Hudgell Solicitors have set up a trust to assist thirteen enterprises throughout Hull and East Yorkshire - and Priory Enterprises, on Hilderthorpe Road, is the first in Bridlington to receive help.

Priory Enterprises, who help those who are disadvantaged, have learning difficulties orare elderly, has received £1,000 in funding from the Trust.

The money will be used to provide activities such as sketching with a professional artist, glass painting and DecoArt.

Sharron Morris, project manager at Priory Enterprises, said: “From the organisation’s point of view the funding from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust means we can help more people enrich their lives and give them a little taste of what they can experience and open their eyes to learning again.”

Michelle Maltby, head of operations at Neil Hudgell Solicitors, visited the group during a 3D art session. Michelle said: “Sharron and her team do a great job at the centre. I’m really pleased the Trust is able to support them as it’s a very worthy cause.”

As well as the Bridlington group, those to receive funds range from The City of Hull Amateur Boxing Club, a village cricket club in North Yorkshire and a social enterprise in Leeds which provides music workshops to adults with learning difficulties.

The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust has been set up to mark the 15th anniversary of Neil Hudgell Solicitors - and every three months, the Trust will award up to £15,000 – made up of 15 grants, each worth up to £1,000.

Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, said: “We have been pleased at the interest in the trust and are delighted to be able to help organisations which are clearly making a positive difference and benefitting their local communities.

“We received many applications for funding and would encourage any group not successful to re-apply.”

More than 50 applications were made for funding to the Trust, which is being administered by the Hull and East Yorkshire Community Foundation.