Celebrating Community Grants

Celebrating Community Grants


Did you know Community Grants has been managed by Better Connect in North Yorkshire since 2008?!


We are now on ‘CG5’ which started in 2019 and will be finishing in 2022. 

Throughout this time, we have supported many organisations across the local area to secure funding for projects to help improve people’s lives, wellbeing, and position within the labour market.

We have built many well-established relationships with partners through this funding and continue to work together across newer funding streams too.

Hannah stepped into the Programmes Manager role on this funding in March 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic started. This has been an extremely challenging time for all with many projects feeling the impact of the pandemic even now.

As time goes on, we are starting to see increases in the number of referrals being made and project delivery is underway again. We wanted to share some of the statistics from the last few years on CG5 and celebrate all of the hard work from our partners, learners, and the teams at Better Connect and Humber Learning Consortium on this project.



We want to thank everyone for your hard work on this project, for your determination to support people through these difficult times and your patience when things have been tough.

We hope to continue to work with you all in the future on new funding pots!

For more information about ESF Community Grants please follow the link below.

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Hannah Prole

Post by Hannah Prole

Engagement Manager

Hannah is our Engagement Manager at Better Connect. Her role is to create engagement and connection with people in many different ways such as through social media, our website, networking, events and presentations. Hannah is passionate about creating positive environments that people feel safe to be themselves in, especially at work. She loves building strong relationships with partners, meeting new people and really getting to know why people are the way they are and why they do what they do!

Hannah loves being creative and getting into ‘flow’ with her work. She loves making things and being involved in the creative process. Hannah loves working for Better Connect because she gets to have variety in her role and appreciates the positive culture and focus on wellbeing.

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