Chance to share in £20,000 pot
COMMUNITY and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for a slice of a £20,000 grant.
South Bucks District Council is inviting applications from different community groups to apply for funding from the council’s subscriptions and donations grant fund.
Last year organisations, charities and groups were given grants totalling more than £20,000 for projects and services geared towards helping the local community.
Applicants do not have to live within the district, but their services must benefit people living in the area.
Some of the beneficiaries last year included Wycombe Women’s Aid, Padstones, Bucks Vision, Burnham Lighthouse, Dorney Youth Club, Rape Crisis, Burnham Youth Club, Relate, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Garvin Avenue over 65 Club, the Chillterns MS Centre, Chiltern CAB, Gap and Synergy, Carers Bucks and Contact the Elderly.
Councillor Trevor Egleton, portfolio holder for community, said: “This is an ideal opportunity for not for profit organisations to benefit from a community grant, and I urge local groups to apply.
“We want the funding to go to groups where money is an issue and to those which have a really positive effect on communities across our district.
“I would like to remind those thinking of applying that this grant is to help towards running costs and will not be awarded for the purchase of equipment or for one off events.”
The closing date for applications is January 15, and to discuss a potential application, or for further information, email community@southbucks. gov.uk or phone 01895 837306. FORMER professional footballer and manager Dave Bassett was in Gerrards Cross recently signing copies of his new book at the bookshop on Packhorse Road.
The book, called The Crazy Gang, details his time as part of Wimbledon FC, and the biography talks us through the wild pranks and wonderful sense of humour shared by this unique team.
Laura Bannister, marketing and events intern at Gerrards Cross Bookshop, said: “Dave was lovely and we had a lot of excited customers.
“It was quite a unique opportunity to meet him.
“We were struck by how much time he took with the customers, making sure he wrote a unique dedication to each in their book.”