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Thousands of pounds worth of funding available to Notts Community Groups

Cotgrave Country Park has benefitted from the funding for new signage.

Voluntary and community groups across Nottinghamshire can apply for the latest round of grants as part of the County Council scheme to support grassroots projects. 

The Local Improvement Scheme is helping local communities to be more vibrant and sustainable by providing grants to local organisations which seek to make a difference in the local community and contribute towards making Nottinghamshire a great place to live, work and visit.

Capital funding of up to £30,000 is now available at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/lis.

Applications for this round of funding is close on Friday 28th February 2020 with £1.4m available. 

The funding can be provided for physical things like signs, equipment or buildings, but not running costs. Applicants will need to demonstrate that their projects can deliver tangible, long term benefits to the community.  

Since the scheme launched in 2017, 202 projects have benefitted from more than £2m worth of capital funding.

Councillor John Handley, Vice-Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: 

“The criteria for this latest funding round has been updated, as we want it to benefit as many community-focused projects across the county as possible.”

He continued, “We also want to encourage a focused -approach, which is why successful organisations will now be required to spend the funding within a 12-month timeframe.”

Previous causes supported by the scheme around the county have been improved signage for Cotgrave Country Park and a new clubhouse for Mansfield Tennis Club.

More details on eligibility and how to apply are on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

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