Cash shared out between projects
Tough job for cabinet to select groups to receive grant awards
DOZENS of voluntary and community groups have been given a financial boost.
Chiltern District Council’s (CDC) Community Grand Aid scheme has awarded a total of £32,250 to 36 bodies which between them provide a wide range of services and facilities.
The council’s cabinet recommended the recipients, which this year have included community libraries, diversionary youth activities, activities for vulnerable older residents and First World War commemorative events.
Councillor Peter Hudson, CDC’s cabinet member for community, said: “I cannot praise too highly the work our local voluntary groups do and we know the funds we award are used wisely, bringing great benefits to local communities.
“Even better, the awards we make help voluntary groups attract other external funding, and in the time our scheme has run, this has brought in an additional £1million to local groups.
“We could spend the Community Grant Aid budget many times over, and demand for these limited resources increases every year. To help organisations which applied this year find out how they can access other external funding, we’ll be inviting them to a Community Impact Bucks funding advice surgery session at a future date.”