Community groups in the district of North East Derbyshire get a welcome boost from their local authority, North East Derbyshire District Council, as grants up to £500 are available to support projects to tackle local issues in the area.
The funding is open to formally constituted groups and non-constituted groups who are sponsored by an organisation who will act on their behalf, such as a Town or Parish Council. The scheme is not open to businesses.
Community Action Grants are to fund initiatives that support delivery of the Council Plan including community events, local community improvements, helping promote physical activity, reducing social isolation, raising awareness of climate change, improving recycling rates and reducing litter, enhancing biodiversity, supporting development of local volunteers and groups, addressing parking issues and reducing anti-social behaviour.
Councillor Alan Powell, Cabinet Member for Housing, Communities and Communications said “We are welcoming local groups to apply for this funding to help their projects to be successful. Supporting our residents and communities at grassroots level is key to tackling global issues such as climate change and local issues that affect everyday life”.
The deadline for applications is 30th September 2020, however, applications will be assessed by the Council as they are received. Subject to funds remaining, there will be further bidding rounds later in the year.