Council scheme to fund more community projects

Published Monday, 29 April 2019

Community groups across the district are invited to apply for funding towards delivering their projects as East Northamptonshire Council’s (ENC) Community Facilities Fund (CFF) opens for the seventh year!

The initiative was introduced by ENC in 2013 to support the development of public facilities throughout the district, and is funded by the money it receives from central government through the ‘New Homes Bonus’ as new homes are created in the district.

The council is committed to supporting as many community projects as possible and this round will be managed slightly differently to previous rounds. For round seven community groups will be able to apply for up to £10,000 with no requirement for match funding.  

Constituted community groups including voluntary organisations and charities, as well as town and parish councils can submit one application for a grant of up to £10,000 for capital projects with no requirement for match funding which aim to enhance the district and benefit the whole community.

Previous projects include Islip Parish Council which were awarded £9,975 towards new play equipment, Thrapston Bowls Club which received a grant of £10,000 towards maintenance equipment and Different Direction Choir which now benefit from a new PA system and amp after securing £3,000.

For details about the process and eligibility, visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/cff. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before applying.

Email communitydevelopment@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk or call 01832 742268 for more information.

Eligibility application forms must be submitted by Friday 14 June at 5pm.