Friday, 17 May 2013

Cash Windfall For Community Groups

Ten South Cambridgeshire community groups are celebrating after sharing a cash bonus of over £7,000 to support their projects.

Five schemes were awarded the maximum £1,000 grant from South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Community Chest scheme, supporting:
  • the construction of a sun room at Cambridgeshire Mencap’s Rosewood residence in Milton for residents’ benefit
  • the purchase of replacement chairs for Balsham Church Institute
  • improvements to the village pavilion approach in Barton
  • the cost of a new village noticeboard in Croydon
  • the purchase of a central secure storage container for Gamlingay Allotment Gardeners Association.
Five smaller grants were also awarded:
  • Cambourne Family Fun Group received £300 towards equipment and materials for events throughout the year
  • New trees will be planted in Little Eversden, after £242 was awarded to the Finch’s Field scheme
  • Orchard Park community centre has £500 for new tables and a table trolley
  • Runners will be kept in the right lane in Cottenham with £263 for lines to be painted at the recreation ground to create a running track.
  • Cambridge St Giles Cricket Club was given £772 to refurbish toilets and create a baby-changing area.
Community Chest grants of up to £1,000 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: “Yet again we had a great range of applications from groups across our communities. I’m delighted that we’re able to provide tangible support for local projects that make a real difference to how they can run activities and facilities for residents.”

For information about applying for a grant visit www.scambs.gov.uk or contact South Cambridgeshire District Council’s community team on 03450 450 500.