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Applications deadline for project grants scheme is fast approaching

There is less than a month remaining for community and voluntary organisations to apply for funding to help with the development of community-based projects.

The 2017/18 Community Project Grant scheme run by Uttlesford District Council is open for applications, with grants of £100 up to £3,500 available. The deadline for applications is midday on 15 June.

Grants can be made to properly-constituted voluntary organisations or similar bodies in the Uttlesford district such as village hall committees, community shops, town and parish councils, community associations, play and recreation clubs and groups.  

Grants will be considered for expenditure incurred in the provision of any of the following:

  • Development of land for recreational purposes, including environmental improvements
     
  • Buildings or facilities that are available for community use such as village halls, community centres or public conveniences
     
  • Car parks and access roads to car parks directly associated with a community use building
     
  • Children's play areas, including equipment and safety surfacing
     
  • Improvement, refurbishment or extension to any of the facilities outlined above
     
  • Essential equipment that contributes significantly to the aims and objectives of the project
     
  • Training or a one-off staffing cost that contributes significantly to the development of the project or increases benefit to the community (wages and salaries cannot be paid)

Eligible projects must be completed after 1 April 2017 and before 20 March 2018.

If the application is for more than £1,000 the amount raised by the applicant must represent at least 50% of the total project cost. In the case of an application for less than £999 the applicant must have raised 25%.

Applications from sports and cultural groups are not eligible.

To request an application form or for further information, contact Sue Hayden, Community Development Officer, on 01799 510563 or shayden@uttlesford.gov.uk.