Vital grants given to clubs supporting older people and disabled people

North East Derbyshire District Council can confirm its continued support for local community clubs for lunching, older people, and disabled people.

The clubs are a vital link which help promote social engagement, community involvement and are an important way to share community information.

Grants ranging from £100 to £369 are available to help towards the running costs of constituted clubs supporting residents of a pensionable age or who are disabled.

Costs occurred when running a club can include rent and rates, heating and lighting, cleaning and caretaking and renewal of equipment, all of which are eligible under the grant scheme.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Martin Thacker, MBE, said, “We recognise the excellent work undertaken by our local clubs which support our older and disabled residents.”

“These local clubs bring people together, and maintain the strong community spirit which exists in north east Derbyshire. We are actively encouraging such clubs from our district to apply to the County Council scheme, where we will match the grant awarded to successful applicants, pound for pound; helping the groups to further develop the services they provide for their members.”

More information regarding the eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website.