£35,000 boost is thanks to grants

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

COM­MU­NITY or­gan­i­sa­tions across the bor­ough have been given a boost of more than £35,000 by Cheshire East Coun­cil af­ter the lat­est round of com­mu­nity grant fund­ing was an­nounced.

A to­tal of 24 vol­un­tary, com­mu­nity and faith sector or­gan­i­sa­tions have ben­e­fited by £35,560 be­tween them.

They in­clude Mac­cles­field Gar­den Fes­ti­val, which wants to work with schools, busi­nesses and artists to work on the ‘Yarn Tree project’.

A £750 grant has been given by Cheshire East, which will be used for a planter com­pe­ti­tion to brighten up lo­cal streets for 10 days in the spring.

Coun­cil­lor Paul Bates, Cheshire East Coun­cil cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­ni­ties and health, said: “It was very sat­is­fy­ing to see such a broad spec­trum of the com­mu­nity rep­re­sented and suc­cess­fully ap­ply for fund­ing. The best part is yet to come – and that is see­ing it all in ac­tion. I am pas­sion­ate about see­ing a health­ier and more ac­tive as­pi­ra­tion in our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and this com­mit­ment came through strongly in this lat­est round of fund­ing.

“I wish all our com­mu­nity groups the very best of luck in re­al­is­ing their am­bi­tions.”

The clos­ing date for the next round of ap­pli­ca­tions is Fri­day, March 31.

Ap­ply at: www. cheshireeast.gov.uk/ com­mu­ni­ty­grant

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