Bids for fund­ing

Call to come for­ward

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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