Funding pots up for grabs

Published Thursday, 04 June 2015

East Northamptonshire Council has announced that its funding scheme for community projects has re-opened.

Each district councillor has been allocated £1,000 per year for small community-based projects which are managed by parish/town councils, community groups, voluntary organisations and charities working in the district.

The programme supports community events, sports equipment and activities, environmental enhancements, local facility improvements, equipment for youth groups and projects that promote safer communities.

Since the scheme began in June 2011, communities have benefitted from over £130,000 of grant funding to support their community-based projects including:

  • Speed activated signs to improve road safety in Denford
  • Trees and equipment for the Stanwick Pocket Park community orchard
  • Refurbishment of toilet facilities at Thrapston Sports Club
  • A community notice board for Newton Road, Rushden
  • Damp proofing and redecoration of the King’s Cliffe Underground youth centre
  • Creation of a basketball and football area at Thurning Village Hall
  • Security timers for residents in the Oundle area
  • A PA system for Waterloo Drummers and Performing Arts group

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council says: "We have a lot of can-do communities in this district who just need a bit of financial help to make their projects a reality. That's where councillors can help with their Member Empowerment Fund. If you have a community project in mind that fits the criteria, have a chat with your local councillor to see if they can help." 

Find out more about the Member Empowerment Fund, visit our Member Empowerment Fund page or speak to your local district councillor, details can be found here.
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