Sunday, July 12, 2020

YMCA Humber secures £3.3m to build new Grimsby centre

YMCA Humber has received £3.3 million in funding from Homes England, the government’s housing agency, to help construct a new centre on Freeman Street in Grimsby.

YMCA Humber, which are currently based at Peaks Lane, will use the capital to part-fund a new venue to provide facilities for young people.

The funding is awarded as part of Blue Skies Consortiums programme and the YMCA will join the Consortium to access the allocation.

The organisation will be borrowing some £3.5 million and securing further additional grants to position the building as a community facility, a meeting place for businesses and local groups.

“We are excited and confident that this building will meet the needs of our residents, partners and members of the local and wider community,” said Andrew Hornsby, Accommodation Manager at YMCA Humber.

YMCA Humber has recently secured planning permission from North East Lincolnshire Council for the construction of this new centre.

The development will comprise of 74 units, a cultural café providing professional training and work opportunities, health and wellbeing space, conference facilities and vibrant exhibition and performance spaces.

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