Bids for funding
Call to come forward
COMMUNITY groups and organisations are being invited to come forward and bid for a share of a £15,000 grant.
South Bucks District Council is making the funds available to groups in the area who serve the community in order to help improve what they offer.
The fund of £15,000 is split into four separate grants – one for community development, one for projects which will benefit the environment, one which is designed to improve village halls and similar sites, and one tailored towards play areas.
The money is aimed at community groups and services which serve the people of South Bucks and will be awarded to those organisations which are able to offer the most benefit.
South Bucks District Councillor Trevor Egleton, portfolio holder for healthy communities, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups, clubs and organisations to apply for funding, whether it is to improve a village hall, purchase new cricket bats or improve existing playground facilities, the options are endless.
“This funding enables local communities to improve the facilities access by all members of the community.”
The money cannot be used for running costs, and is intended to be used to fund specific projects or purchases.
Projects applying for the grant money must be open and accessible to the public.
Groups can now get in touch with the council and apply for the grant, stating why they require the money, how they would use it, and how it would be of benefit to communities in South Bucks.
Once bids have been received the council will decide on the successful applicants and how the £15,000 will be divided between them.
To find out more about the application process, or to bid for cash, go to www.southbucks.gov.uk and go to the grants page to download an application form. Alternatively, groups can call 01895 837306.