The City of Hereford has today received a massive boost with the government confirming that the city will receive £22.4 million of funding from the Stronger Towns Fund. This funding will be used to push forward several projects across the city, including this project in Southside.

From Stronger Hereford:

Southside will provide a vibrant, inspiring and inclusive sports, food and skills community focal point for the people of South Wye, the most deprived element of Hereford’s population. Southside is a collaboration between two highly energised established community organisations Growing Local CIC and Belmont Wanderers CIC, and NMITE, all of whom share a common goal to improve the future health, well-being, life-chances and employment skillset of the people of South Wye and Hereford. The heart of the project will be the creation of a single physical building – Southside – which will accommodate all partners.

The Southside project will be located in Newton Farm in South Wye, all of which falls in the bottom 10 – 20% most deprived neighbourhoods nationally. There are very few opportunities to engage children, young people, families or adults in this area. The hub, sports pitches and gardens will provide a destination and will be accessible seven days a week.

This project will help achieve our objective to make Hereford a fairer city and will deliver the following Towns Fund Intervention Framework outcomes:

  1. Increased share of young people and adults who have relevant skills for employment and entrepreneurship
  2. Increased number of start-ups and/or scale ups utilising business incubation, acceleration and co-working space

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