Ely netball team has jumped through the hoops to be short listed for a community cash pot

Ely Netball Club has been shortlisted for a community award

Ely Netball Club has been shortlisted for a community award - Credit: Archant

An Ely netball team has been short listed as being among community groups to receive a share of a fund raising pot of £81,500.

The city’s netball club is among 12 East of England-based community groups short listed for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving campaign.

Now they must wait to hear if they have secured enough public votes to become one of 163 community groups to receive pots of £500.

David Cutter, Skipton’s chief executive, said: “From previous years’ activity we have already had many groups get in touch to tell us how much they valued our support.

“The money enabled them to evolve and in many ways has helped to secure the future of their group.

“These local groups are hugely resourceful and are providing valued contributions to their communities and neighbourhoods.

“We’ve short listed those who we feel will make the most of the support we can offer them to further build their impact in the coming years and we’re looking forward to the public getting behind this to choose the projects they’d like us to support.”

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Hundreds of applications from community groups all across the UK have been received, and the Grassroots Giving team has carefully selected groups it feels will benefit from the funding.

Having made it to this stage, it all now comes down to the community to choose who is awarded the funds.

Vote for them by visiting Skipton’s Grassroots Giving website.