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Projects in Charnwood awarded over £27,000 in grant funding

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Community groups in Charnwood have been awarded over £27,000 to support local projects in the latest Charnwood Grants rounds.

Charnwood Borough Council has awarded funding to a number of community groups in the latest round of grant funding applications.

Go-Getta CIC was awarded £10,000 to continue its activities for the youth community in Loughborough including a weekly youth club and an outreach project at Charnwood College.

Shelthorpe Community Association has received £7,000 towards ‘The Indoor Gardener’ project which will encourage and inspire the local community to grow food and learn about its different uses.

The Loughborough Leggo Youth Group which provides a range of support for young people with special needs was awarded up to £5,400 towards its activities and projects.

Transition Loughborough was awarded up to £5,000 towards a series of workshops which will raise awareness of climate change and how to reduce carbon emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.

Caroline Harmon, a member of Transition Loughborough said: “We were pleased to find out we had been awarded funding towards the Climate Literate Charnwood project.

“It will deliver four carbon literacy workshops to residents and community groups to help them improve their understanding of climate change and steps they can take to help reduce their carbon footprint.

“We’re still finalising a few details but are looking forward to welcoming the local community to the workshops later this year.”

Cllr Deborah Taylor, the borough Council’s lead member for communities said: “There has been a wide range of applications during this round of funding and I’m pleased we’ve been able to support a variety of projects.

“These groups and organisations offer a range of activities to help support our residents and local community.

 “There’s a number of grants on offer and I’d encourage any groups in Charnwood which need financial support to take a look and consider applying in the future.”

The deadlines for the next round of grants are:

  • Community Development and Engagement Grant, deadline - January 24, 2020 - This 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, January 24, 2020 – This grant can provide a maximum of £20,000, up to a maximum of 50 per cent 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.
  • Member Grants, deadline – February 28, 2020 –Member grants give organisations running projects that bring benefits to their ward a chance to apply to their local councillor for funding. Each borough councillor has been allocated an annual budget of £1,000 which can be used to support projects that bring benefits to their ward. Applications can be made for a minimum of £250 per member, and up to a maximum of £1,000 per member.

For more information about the Council’s grants schemes visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/grants