North Lincolnshire Council has made it much simpler for all kinds of community groups and individuals to apply for grant funding.
It has merged different funding streams together to create one pot of money called the Community Grant Fund. And it has invested an extra £357,370, bringing the total amount available to £500,000.
The money is available to:
Organisations – junior and youth groups (registered with North Lincolnshire Council), charitable bodies, trusts, co-operatives, industrial and provident societies, not for profit constituted organisations, town and parish councils.
The fund will support a wide range of facilities, events, activities and services that will help deliver council priorities.
The fund may be used to support equipment, salaries, transport, and hire of premises (for junior or young groups where concessionary rate has not been secured).
Example of projects that could receive support includes:
Talented sports individuals who receive a community grant will also receive off-peak access to the council’s fitness centres and swimming pools for the duration of the financial year they received the grant.
For more details, please contact the council on 01724 297257 or email email@example.com.
Cllr Rob Waltham, cabinet member for adult and children’s services at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We want to help make people’s dreams come true. We recognise the importance of individuals, local groups and organisations in delivering key priorities in their communities.
“That is why we merged the different funding pots to create one big pot of money. Not only that, we’ve pumped an extra £100,000 into the pot. By doing this, we have made it much more straightforward to understand and, more importantly apply for a share of the money.
Cllr John Briggs, cabinet member for asset and estate management, sport, leisure and culture, said:
“We have many talented people in North Lincolnshire, and many great project ideas that simply can’t get off the ground without financial support. So it is vitally important to have the community grant fund.
“Half a million pounds will go a long way to helping many individuals and organisations reach their potential and make a real difference in their communities.”
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