There’s still time to apply to the Community Partnership Scheme

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Communities have until Wednesday, June 20 to apply for the first round of grants between £1,000 and £25,000 being made available by South Derbyshire District Council.

For those groups not yet ready to apply there will be a further round with a closing date of the Wednesday, September 19.

The Community Partnership Scheme has already generated a high level of interest from local ventures and community groups, charities and volunteer organisations from within the District.

Councillor Jim Hewlett, Chairman of Housing and Community Services at the District Council, said:

“There is still time to apply for the Community Partnership Scheme. We would like to hear from those who think that they can make a difference to their community in South Derbyshire.

“The scheme strives to build on the District’s reputation as being an attractive place to live, work and visit. The grants enhance organisations and projects such as parish councils, sporting groups, arts, heritage and environmental schemes.

“We would be more than happy to speak to anyone who thinks that they may be eligible to benefit.”

Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 will be awarded as matched funding to support capital projects with a value of £4,000 and above. Those applying must demonstrate that being awarded the funding would improve the quality of life of residents in South Derbyshire.

More information is available by contacting Community Partnership Officer Ian Hey at the District Council on 01283 228741, or by emailing him on ian.hey@south-derbys.gov.uk

More information can be found on our website.

14 June 2018