Thursday, 4 April 2013

Cash Windfall For Community Groups


Fifteen community groups in South Cambridgeshire are celebrating after sharing a cash injection of almost £11,000 to support their projects.

The Council awarded £1,000 to Eltisely Parochial Church Council for the construction of a new kitchen, toilet and improved storage facilities for the benefit of the local community.  Meanwhile young people in the neighbouring village of Little Gransden will benefit from a £1,000 grant awarded to The Zone Youth Club for new equipment.

Whaddon Village Hall and Recreation Ground Trust received £1,000 for new furniture whilst nearby Melbourn Amateur Dramatic Society received £260 towards the cost of scenery, costumes and props and Foxton Bowls Club received £1,000 for a new bowling green surround.

The Council awarded £328 to the recently launched Ickleton Tennis Club to purchase basic start-up kit and £1,000 to Bourn Parish Council to help wards the cost of safety surfaces for a children’s play area.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Community Chest grants are available to small voluntary organisations, charities and community groups for activities and projects that benefit local people.

Cllr Ray Manning, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “This money will be a welcome boost for community and voluntary groups across the district and will support the on-going activities and services they deliver for communities.

“These groups demonstrate great enthusiasm for meeting the demands and needs of local people, but their ambitions are often constrained by available resource and I am very pleased that we have been able to support them.”

For information about applying for a grant visit www.scambs.gov.uk/content/community-chest-grants or contact Joseph Minutolo in South Cambridgeshire District Council’s community team on 03450 450 500.