• Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

North East Connected

Hopping Across The North East From Hub To Hub

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 13.50.13A fund that has helped more than 300 Richmondshire organisations secure in excess of £1million has been allocated further cash.

Members of the District Council’s Corporate Board have this week (April 5) agreed to a further £25,000 pot for the five Area Partnerships – £5,000 each.   It is available for small, grassroots projects – with each having the chance to secure up to a maximum of £500.

Established in 2009 the partnerships work across five areas – Central Richmondshire, Catterick Garrison, North Richmondshire, Upper Wensleydale and Swaledale and Lower Wensleydale. They address local needs and issues and aim to involve communities in decisions affecting them, identify priorities for the local area and deal with any local concerns or issues residents may have.

The grants awarded in those six years 306 groups have taken a share of the £181,000 allocated by councillors – for schemes totalling £1,096,553.    They include parish councils, community and sports groups and have varied in projects from new equipment to noticeboards.

“This pot of money is vital for small community groups as it allow the district council to help lever in funds from other groups,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Threlfall.

“One million pounds is a sizeable amount of money – we look forward to seeing many more projects flourish through our help. It can support vital community projects – many of which may not happen without this fund or can continue the good work they are already doing.”  

For more information contact Chloe Lewis on 01748 901038 or chloe.lewis@richmondshire.gov.uk. Application forms and criteria are available to download from the richmondshire.gov.uk or can be requested from Chloe Lewis. The deadline for submitting completed application forms is Friday 2nd September 2016.

By admin