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Community groups can secure up to £20,000 with grants on offer

Community groups and charities in Charnwood could receive up to £20,000 in grant funding from Charnwood Borough Council.

The grants can help with community projects, running costs for up to one year or one-off equipment costs or costs towards renovating or providing a new community building.

Councillor Jonathan Morgan, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, said: “Local groups and charities do a lot to help people in our community, which is why we want to support them with our grants scheme. 

“I would encourage people to apply, but also help us by providing as much information as possible in your application. Sometimes groups miss out because they’ve not included enough detail, so take your time.

“We have a new application form for this round of grants, so if you need help, we can offer support and advice - just get in touch.”

New bids are being taken for the following grants:

  • Loughborough community grant, deadline February 21 - The grant can provide up to £2,000 for voluntary sector and community organisations and projects, which deliver activities with community benefits in Loughborough. These grants can cover running costs (for up to one year) or one-off equipment costs.
  • Community Development and Engagement Grant, deadline February 23, 2017- The grant is open for any organisation working in Charnwood and can provide up to £10,000 towards running costs and one off equipment costs.
  • Community Facilities and Feasibility Grant, deadline February 23, 2017 – The grant can provide a maximum of £20,000, up to a maximum of 50% of the cost of a project which assists with the renovation, improvement and provision of community buildings, and small-scale environmental improvement schemes. Feasibility studies grants awards grants of up to £5,000, to a maximum of 50% of the cost of feasibility studies as part of the development plan to undertake substantial refurbishment or propose a new-build community facility.

The latest application forms and more information are available at: , email: or call 01509 634730.

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