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New Homes Bonus Community Grants for 2019/2020 are now available

Bideford Boxing Club

Torridge District Council are now inviting applications for its new round of Community Grant funding for 2019/20. The grant funding scheme is for local projects within the Torridge area looking for support of between £1,000 and £5,000. This could be to cover the total cost of any project or in addition to other funding already in place.

Applications are welcomed for capital spending, but core organisational costs such as salaries, rent or utilities will not be eligible. A project must be run by a local Parish or Town Council, voluntary organisation, community group, social enterprise -but not individuals or businesses. To ensure a fair distribution of funds, projects that have already received funding through the grant scheme will not be eligible to reapply.

Now entering its fourth year, the scheme has already provided nearly £1.2 Million to around 140 different projects ranging from village halls, sports clubhouses, to outdoor cinema screens and even to the provision of a primary school teddy bear garden!

Torridge District Council Planning & Economy Manager - Sean Kearney said:

"The feedback from projects we've been able to support in the past has been tremendous with the money distributed making a real difference in so many areas across the district. We're keen to help many more in the coming year, so want to encourage all community organisations, big and small, that want to do good in their communities to find out more and have a think about applying."

The application process has been designed to be simple and straightforward and all of the information you require can be found at www.torridge.gov.uk/communitygrants or for further information email leisure@torridge.gov.uk

14 March 2019