£35,000 boost is thanks to grants
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