North Warwickshire groups benefit from Community Projects Fund
A craft group in Birchmoor is just one of the groups to benefit from a grant set up by the Borough Council.
The Community Projects Fund was established in 2013 to help individuals and organisations make a difference in their local communities. £17,500 was made available with the funding allocated to areas based on £500 per Borough Councillor.
The St John’s Community Association in Birchmoor successfully applied for £140 to help develop their weekly craft group. David Harris who volunteers at the centre, which also houses one of the BOB Hubs, said:
” Our craft group has been established for five years and we now want to bring in talented individuals who can present more demanding or more expensive crafts for the group to try. ”
Councillor Dave Butcher, who runs his Councillor’s Surgery at the centre added:
” A number of projects have benefited from this funding this year including Love Coleshill, Fillongley Scouts Group, Atherstone Choral Society and the Links Day Centre in Hartshill. However, we still want to encourage more individuals and groups to come forward and take advantage of this pot of money to help make a positive impact in their local community. ”
The next round of bids will be considered on 1st April 2014. For more information, contact the Partnership and Development Manager on 01827 719492 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be made online at www.northwarks.gov.uk/lcpf