Monday, 7 October 2013

Community Groups Net Grant Funding

Three South Cambridgeshire community groups are celebrating after sharing grant funding of almost £2,000 to support their projects.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Community Chest scheme awarded Fulbourn Forum £345 towards the cost of an apple press. The voluntary organisation actively promotes sustainability and holds an annual Apple Day to raise funds for a community orchard.

With its own apple press, the organisation hopes to team up with other village groups to run more events that encourage community engagement and raise funds for a local orchard.

Teversham Terriers Football Club received £1,000 for a storage container to keep the Club’s equipment in, freeing up space in the changing rooms for the players. The Club manages teams from ages six to 15.

The Council awarded £480 to Histon Bowling Club to purchase bowling green access steps. The steps are designed with an extended hand rail to give a stable grip on both sides and help people who have difficulty stepping down on to the bowls green.

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: ““I’m very pleased that we’re able to provide tangible support for these three local projects that will make a real difference to how they can run activities and facilities for residents.

“I would encourage any other groups in the district who need some financial help or advice to get in touch with us and see if we can help.”

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.