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They were the first students to benefit from the new WMNT bursary scheme, which was open to young residents who had lived in the Newport, West Lane and Whinney Banks for more than two years.
Edna Donnelly, vice chair of WMNT, said: "This is absolutely brilliant and although it's raining a lot, I can see the kids are still out there enjoying their football."
results of the UChoose Vote just go to show people really do want to be involved in deciding what happens in their community." Brian Lord, a WMNT Board Director and Newport resident, said: "It is always nice to see so many people care about this area." As well as Bell Street and Ayresome Grange Road.
Acklam Grange School: PS790 to develop a Young Fire Marshals fire safety magazine for all WMNT residents, in association with Just 4 Youth.
Neither Middlesbrough Council or WMNT can take any credit for the Whinney Banks football pitches.
The PS5,000 funding won by WMNT will be used on initiatives such as: | Engagement with residents to highlight the dangers of loan sharks; | Substance misuse service Lifeline offering users information on other ways of accessing affordable credit; | An event for parents registered with Sure Start in central Middlesbrough detailing welfare reform, loan sharks and credit unions; | Work to produce a theatre production about loan sharks and alternative affordable credit options; | Encouragement for people to join credit unions - with cash bonuses for those who continue to save; | Support for Erimus Housing's new scheme to improve the financial confidence of young people.
WMNT was chosen as the overall winner after it pioneered the Uchoose event, which uses proceeds of crime money to benefit the wider community.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Sandra Phillips at West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust's Acklam Green Centre right, and the Corner Emporium, above, which is partly run by WMNT. Inset, one of our stories on a project helped by the trust
The company teamed up with West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust (WMNT), Endeavour Housing Association and Middlesbrough Council to drive the scheme forward.
But Mr Hall, 64, a former WMNT board member, said: "I had my first pint in the pub with my dad.
Sharon Stuttard, chairman of WMNT, said residents' concerns about security would be addressed.
Mel Grayson, of WMNT, said: "The link-up has proved very successful and other forces are now looking to do the same thing.
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