Grants available in Blaby District

Community GrantsCommunity groups and organisations providing services in the District of Blaby are being encouraged to check whether they’re eligible to apply for a Community Grant.

‘Capital Grants’ up to £5000, ‘Revenue Grants’ up to £750 ‘Youth Grants’ up to £1000 are available to help develop or improve services for local people.

Applications for community grants are accepted quarterly with the next deadline is Friday 27 May 2016 at midday.

Each grant is designed to help with different costs such as building works, purchase of equipment, venue or transport costs or one-off special events.

The council provides advice on which grant is most suitable for a group or organisation’s needs.

In 2015-16 Blaby District Council awarded a total of £64,272 to 37 community groups and organisations.

Successful applicants included The Carers Centre, Braunstone Foodshare and Company at Christmas.

Some changes to the criteria have been made for 2016/17 including, groups now being able to apply twice within one financial year if applications are for separate projects.

The latest round of Community Grants were awarded to 12 groups in March, with representation across the whole district. Recipients included:

• Enderby Bowls Club
• Kilby Parish Council
• Horses for Causes
• Cosby Community Church
• Kirby Muxloe Bowls Club
• Brockington College
• Thurlaston Village Hall
• Space 4u Counselling
• St Bartholomew’s Kirby Muxloe
• Punjabi Cultural Society
• Travel Lunch Club
• Cosby Heritage Society

For more information and to request an application pack, please contact Grants Co-ordinator Beth Harriman by e-mailing beth.harriman@blaby.gov.uk,
or call 0116 272 7718.

Details of the grants programmes can also be found at www.blaby.gov.uk/communitygrants.

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