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£100,000 of Shared Prosperity Funding available for community projects

Voluntary and community groups from across North Northamptonshire are being encouraged to apply for grants to help improve the lives of local residents.

North Northamptonshire Council’s Community Grants Programme has been allocated £100,000 of Shared Prosperity Funding and applications for suitable projects are now open until 11:59pm on 7 March 2023 for:

  • Grants up to £2,500
  • Grants of between £2,500 and £5,000

The scheme is open to community and voluntary sector organisations, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that help to build community capacity, with priority given to projects that support the council’s key priorities and the strategic aims.

The council’s six key priorities are:

  • Active, fulfilled lives– helping people live healthier, more active, independent and fulfilled lives.
  • Better, brighter futures– caring for young people, providing them with a high-quality education and opportunities to help them flourish.
  • Safe and thriving places– enable a thriving and successful economy that shapes great places to live, learn, work and visit.
  • Green, sustainable environment– taking a lead on improving the green environment, making the area more sustainable for generations to come.
  • Connected communities– ensuring our communities are connected with one another so they are able to shape their lives and areas where they live.
  • Modern public services– providing efficient, effective and affordable services that make a real difference to all our local communities

Cllr David Brackenbury, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration, said:

“We have always wanted to ensure that the UK Shared Prosperity Funding helps communities, including those who need it most, to deliver plans which will benefit the local area, which is why I am pleased that we are able to extend our existing community grants scheme, utilising £100,000 of Government funding to help projects most in need across North Northamptonshire.”

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, said:

“We would encourage community and voluntary groups to get in contact and apply for these grants as they will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

Any groups that want to find out more about what is available and criteria needed to apply can do so on the council’s website.

Alternatively, email communityfunding@northnorthants.gov.uk if you require further information.

 

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