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deadline approaches for communities to benefit from grant fund

Broadland District Council is reminding groups that the closing date for community grant funding is fast approaching.  March 7th is the deadline for submitting an application for the grant which is for a maximum of £20,000 and is available to help with projects aimed at making a real difference for people and communities in Broadland.

“Previous grants have supported a wide range of projects from after school activities, community transport and improvements to village halls,” explained Cllr Jo Cottingham Portfolio Holder for Communities and Housing. “In these hard times people have less money to donate. We hope the new grants will keep valuable services going and create new ones. Local people know what their communities need and these grants will help them provide it.”

To be eligible for the Community Grant scheme, projects must cost more than £2,000 with a maximum 25 per cent available for non-capital support up to £20,000. Capital projects costing more than £2,500 can qualify for up 20% to a maximum grant of £10,000. 

There is a range of advice on the Council’s website on how to write an application and how to create the accompanying documents required if the group doesn’t already have them - such as a constitution, business plan and equal opportunities policy. Training sessions can also be offered to voluntary groups.

Click here for more information and an application form, or call: 01603 430620.

Released on 21/02/2012

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Broadland District Council
Thorpe Lodge
1 Yarmouth Road
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Norwich NR7 0DU
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