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Communities urged to dip into pot of funding

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Community groups, charities and volunteer organisations are being urged to take advantage of a pot of funding being made available by South Derbyshire District Council.

The Community Partnership Scheme provides grants to a wide variety of organisations and projects, from parish councils and sporting groups to arts, heritage and environmental schemes.

In the past, the scheme has, among other things, invested in communities to help with the cost of new buildings and supported improvements to community spaces, especially making projects accessible for all.

Grants between £1,000 and £25,000 will be awarded as matched funding to support capital projects with a value of £4,000 and above. Those applying must demonstrate that being awarded the funding would improve the quality of life of residents in South Derbyshire.

The first cut-off date for anyone interested in making a case is 20th June 2018.  There will be further rounds later in the year if funds allow.

Councillor Jim Hewlett, Chairman of Housing and Community Services at the District Council, said:

“The Community Partnership Scheme always has a positive response from those across the District. It reflects all that we are striving to do in South Derbyshire – to build on its reputation as an attractive place to live, work and visit.

 “We’re committed to helping those who are working hard to better the communities of South Derbyshire and this is one way we can really make a difference.

 “We want to hear from anyone who thinks they may be eligible to benefit.”

Among those to benefit from the scheme previously are Ticknall Church, Rosliston Astronomy Group, Friends of Newhall Park and Etwall George V Fields.

More information is available by contacting Community Partnership Officer Ian Hey at the District Council on 01283 228741, or by emailing him on

17 May 2018

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