Community groups can apply for grants…

communityactionpartnershipA new round of funding is available for community groups in Blaby District wanting to expand or develop their activities.

If your group is based in Blaby district and benefits people in the district, you may be eligible to apply for a Blaby District Council community grant.

Community Action Partnership administers the grants programme on behalf of the District Council.

2nd quarter funding is now available for groups to apply for grants.

The different funding streams are as follows.

  • Capital Grants up to £5,000 for larger projects but must be match-funded by at least 50% of the total project cost
  • Revenue grants up to £500 for projects or small capital purchases that benefit the community. Grants of up to £350 do not require matching funds. However, grants between £350 and £500 have to be match funded. In other words, for applications over £350 you will need to be able to raise at least 50% of the funds needed for the project from other sources. Volunteer time and donation of goods or services can be counted towards this requirement.
  • Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000 for projects that meet the staying healthy key priorities
  • The grant programme aims to support a wide range of community groups. Groups that have received a grant within the last two years are not eligible to apply and priority will be given to groups that have not applied previously, and that focus on the District Council’s key objectives of Children & Young People, The Environment, Safety, Strength & Health of the community and Valued Public Services within the community. Last Quarter grants were awarded totalling £16,485.00.

Applications for the community grants are accepted quarterly and the next deadline is Friday 29th August 2014, 12 noon.

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Last quarter’s successful applicants pictured after receiving their awards (Photo:CAP)

For more information, or to request an application pack, please contact the Community Support Organiser at Community Action on 0116 2727669 or email jenny@communityap.org.uk

You can also learn more by attending a grants drop-in at The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote on either Wednesday 13th August between 10:00am and 11:30am; or Wednesday 20th August between 2pm and 3.30pm. No appointment necessary.

Details of the grants programmes can be found on Community Action’s website: www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk

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