How Our Profits Benefit Westcliff, Scunthorpe

We have multiple campaigns and events to help put back into the community of Westcliff in Scunthorpe. We love to showcase the amazing work the community does and how it brings everyone together.

Below are some examples of where we have put back into the community.

Community Grants launched in 2012 and so far, has supported more than 100 groups and in total more than £120,000 has been donated. We have been involved in this project since we opened and donated 10k each year.

We know small groups rely on kind-hearted people running them, giving up their time, often unpaid and usually fighting to stay open. That’s why funds like this really help.

This year we reached a record of 40 applications with almost half benefitting from the fund.

Below is a list of all the successful groups from this year:

• A Perfect Day
• Sunflowers Children’s Action Group
• Lincoln Court Social Group
• Bosom Family Support
• Crosby United
• 4th Ashby Scout Group
• Grangfield Committee Winterton
• The Trent Project
• Winterton 2022 Incredible Edible Project
• Scunthorpe Air Cadets
• Trans Ed Advisors
• Lincoln Rugby Club
• Starlight Arts
• Keadby Junior Football Club
• Warley Road Community Group
• Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band
• Alkborough Cricket Club
• Hatfield St Lawrence Church

This is the most diverse range of groups awarded in the history of the project, with thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds benefitting.

In 2021 Ongo was awarded over £500,000 from the Safer Streets Fund. This was spent on the Westcliff area in Scunthorpe, helping local residents to feel safer in their homes and the community. To build on this, in 2021 we launched the ‘We are Westcliff’ campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to showcase the amazing work the community does and how it brings everyone together. ‘We Care Days’ have been a massive part of this campaign and the Safer Streets project.

Below are some examples of what has been done over the years for this campaign:

  • Last year we had nine different days where colleagues and local residents painted 600 meters of wooden fences, 300 bags of green waste collected and recycled into compost for allotments and two skips were filled with bulky items
  • Local children who live on the estate have planted 1,000 snow drops in rough wasteland, existing planters and flower beds
  • More than 50 residents attended a bike session to get free kit and learn about how to keep their bike safe, following this 18 Secure by Design bike storage pods were fitted, where bike theft and storage were an issue
  • Over 400 pieces of target hardening equipment was gifted, including smart door bells, wireless house alarms and locks to residents
  • 23 communal Warrior Doors and 22 video entry systems installed
  • 34 existing doors on the estate upgraded
  • Over 1200m of new metal fencing and six decorative barriers and chicanes to reduce the risk from motorbikes and cars on green open spaces has been fitted
  • All communal courtyards have solar security lights and have been tidied up with features including bin storage

Community Grants pictures

We are Westcliff pictures