Community projects get share of grant aid

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Community projects have been offered thousands of pounds of funding from East Lindsey District Council in the latest round of the Large Community Grants Scheme.

In our area this includes:

£3,250 to Burgh le Marsh Community Complex to enable drainage to be installed in the village hall car park.

£5,350 to Huttoft Village Hall to enable them to build an extension to provide extra storage facilities for hall hirers.

In total, 11 projects have been offered £47,397.

Portfolio holder for communities, and Community Grants panel chairman, Coun Sandra Harrison said: “Once again it has been a challenging task for the Community Grants Panel to decide how best to award the remaining grant funding and we are very pleased to be able to support such a variety of projects and initiatives from right across the district.

“The investment in the Community Grants Scheme not only continues to encourage broader community activity and opportunity but also helps to attract even larger amounts of match grant funding from regional and national sources.”

Although the Large Community Grants Scheme is now closed for the 2014/15 financial year, there is still approximately £60,000 available for award through the Councillors’ Community Grant Scheme, where smaller grants of up to £1,000 can be awarded by local ward councillors. You should contact your local district councillor for more information.