Residents at Wold Court in Wrawby successfully secured a £1,000 grant to purchase digital equipment

The  resident group applied for the funding from Brigg Biomass Plant Community Fund, managed by independent, national environmental grant-making charity, GrantScape.

With the money, 11 tablet devices were purchased to be used by all the residents living in and around at Wold Court retirement scheme. They decided on tablets to help overcome the issues of living in a rural area.

Keith Riley, Chair of the residents group, said: “For lots of the people living in and around Wold Court, it is difficult to get out and about, so having easy access to the internet will be really beneficial. They’ll be able to do their shopping and keep in touch with family at the touch of a button – something lots of them living there have found difficult to do previously.”

Part of the project will be to spend time with local school children from St Marys CE Primary School using the tablets – and learning from the children about how to get the best use out of their new devices.

Caroline Twilley, Customer Engagement Officer at Ongo, said: “It will be great to see our residents working alongside the local school children. We encourage intergenerational activities when we can, as they’ll be able to learn things from each other.

“This will also help to reduce social isolation, by having sessions where residents can spend time with each other and learn more about getting online and how it can benefit them.”

“The Head Teacher of the school Mrs Potterton has always been very supportive of the resident association. This relationship enables residents in Wrawby develop its excellent community spirit”

For full details about the Brigg Biomass Plant Community Fund and how to apply, click here