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Time ticking to apply for Nottinghamshire Local Communities Fund grants





Groups and charities have just one day left to apply for the latest round of community-improving grants.

The latest round of the Local Communities Fund (LCF) is open for applications until Friday, May 24.

Groups and charities are eligible to apply for funding for their projects that will help communities live healthier and more independent lives.

Nottinghamshire County Council's County Hall
Nottinghamshire County Council's County Hall

These funds will help towards boosting facilities, essential running costs, as well as improving residents’ access to affordable and healthy food.

Gordon Wheeler, the council’s deputy cabinet member for communities and public health, said: “This scheme is part of our continued commitment to encourage healthy and sustainable communities by financially supporting community groups and charities.

“There’s still a few days left to apply, so do get your applications in before midnight this Friday.”

One of the many groups to have its game raised thanks to these funds is Farndon Cricket Club.

Ian Robinson of Farndon Cricket Club said: “The Local Communities Fund has been of real benefit to our cricket club and the wider community.

“A grant worth £20,000 helped us invest in new practice net and the bowling machine, which has helped us to encourage even more members of all ages, both male and female. It has also boosted players’ confidence and helped morale.

“This Spring Bank Holiday Monday from 12 noon, we are hosting a free open day to help celebrate our new improved facilities, with cricketing sisters Kathryn and Sarah Bryce of The Blaze coming along.

“Everyone is welcome, so come along and find out more about our club and what we have to offer.”

To apply or to find out more: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/LCF.

The LCF grants are:

Capital grants of up to £20,000, available for groups to make improvements to facilities that help improve health and wellbeing, as well as projects with an environmental focus.

These include improvements to sporting facilities, play areas or equipment, horticultural improvements to open spaces, and heritage improvements, signposts and information boards to improve the visitor experience.

Revenue grants of up to £5,000 are available to help projects with their day-to-day running costs such as paying wages and bills.

These can include summer play schemes, projects that tackle digital exclusion, good neighbourhood schemes, dementia-friendly communities and food/lunch clubs, local networks, increasing volunteering opportunities, addressing climate and environmental change, improving access to existing community-based services for the most vulnerable residents.

Food redistribution grants of up to £10,000 to help the community and voluntary sector to establish or support food redistribution schemes to help families and households access affordable, good quality and nutritious food.



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