Party with £100 grant

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

RES­I­DENTS have a week to ap­ply for a £100 grant to­wards a street party or com­mu­nity event.

Cheshire East Coun­cil is sup­port­ing ‘The Great Get To­gether’, a na­tional com­mu­nity event in­spired by mur­dered York­shire MP Jo Cox.

Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to take pride in their com­mu­nity and hold a party over the week­end of June 17-18, with grants of up to £100 for those who make it hap­pen. The money can be used to pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment, food, dec­o­ra­tions, craft ma­te­ri­als etc.

Coun Paul Bates, cab­i­net mem­ber for fi­nance and com­mu­ni­ties, said: “We can of­fer lots of in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice as well as grants. Con­nected peo­ple are hap­pier and health­ier and I can’t think of a bet­ter trib­ute to Jo than for us all to con­nect and cel­e­brate liv­ing in our lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

The coun­cil is plan­ning its own com­mu­nity event at West Park, Mac­cles­field, on Sun­day, June 18. The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Wed­nes­day, May 31. Go to www.cheshireeast.gov. uk/get-to­gether.

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