Staff at the Havercroft and Ryhill Community Centre welcomed a generous donation of £5,000 from Yorkshire Housing.
The money will be used to help support their job club which aims to help the local community get into the job market.
The work the job club do in the local community ranges from giving advice in writing CV’s to how best to present yourself in an interview, all of which has been welcomed by the community.
It is hoped that the donation will help to provide extra IT equipment which will give more people the ability to learn IT skills including using the web for job searches and online applications.
Havercroft and Ryhill Councillor Maureen Cummings said:
“I am really grateful to Yorkshire Housing for such a wonderful donation. This money can help to support us in getting members of this community into the job market.
This area suffers from second and third generation worklessness and we want to change that. There are a lot of talented individuals here and it’s our mission to make the wider community see that.”
Neighbourhood Services Manager Julian Kelly said:
“It’s a pleasure to make a donation to such a good cause. Yorkshire Housing has tenants living in this area and our objective has always been to support our customers and their communities.
We feel that the outstanding work that Faith Heptinstall, Councillor Cummings, Councillor Manifield and the staff at Havercroft and Ryhill community centre do is amazing and long may it continue.”