Funding boost for Erewash villages

Projects that help residents living in villages and rural communities in Erewash could benefit from substantial funding thanks to a grants scheme that is now open for applications.
 
A new round of funding of Erewash Borough Council’s Rural Communities Grant Scheme means that groups are being urged to work with their local parish council to apply for support for projects that will benefit their community.
 
The council has again made £62,500 available for this financial year and funding can be for anything ranging from buildings, equipment and regeneration projects through to open spaces or any scheme that will improve the lives of local communities.
 
Councillor Gerri Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:
 
“These grants can make a real difference to people living in our borough’s villages and show our continued commitment to supporting life in our rural communities. There is so much excellent work being carried out by local groups and so now here is another opportunity for them to apply for money for projects within their community.
 
“So get in touch with your parish council and let’s hear about projects you would like to carry out. These are financially challenging times so this scheme is here to help you take things forward.”
 
Applications are accepted from parish councils on behalf of organisations, with only one bid per parished area permitted. The deadline for applications for a share of this year’s moneypot is 5.30pm on Wednesday 8 August.
 
Full details of the scheme and how to apply can be found at www.erewash.gov.uk  - click on ‘For You’ and then ‘Grants’. Anyone interested can also email the council’s Community Engagement Officer Colin Handley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.