Funding Boost for Fazeley Groups

Local groups and organisation in Fazeley and across Lichfield are being invited by Lichfield District Council to apply for a small grant by 21 December 2012.

Whether its help to fund a gardening project, festival or fete, or money to buy sport or play equipment, the district council has a pot of money to help local not-for-profit groups and organisations.

The council’s Grant Aid scheme offers groups the chance to apply for funding up to £1,000.

Councillor Colin Greatorex, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community and Organisational Development, said, “We’re pleased to offer this opportunity to apply for a small grant to groups based in Lichfield District, which provide a service to the local community.

“The small grant could be for anything, from £100 to buy materials for an art group, to £1,000 to run a holiday sports course.  So, if your group needs a funding boost, and as long as you have a bank account in your group’s name, you can apply today.”

Because the council has a limited amount of funding, it will be prioritising projects that contribute to one or more of its ambitions.  These include supporting people, shaping place, and boosting business.

The council is also reminding local groups that they could apply for a grant of up to £5,000 through Grant Aid Plus.  This is the scheme that awards funding to groups within Lichfield District for projects that will strongly impact on the council’s ambitions and are aimed at people across the whole district.

To download a Grant Aid and Grant Aid Plus application pack, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/grantaid.

The deadline to apply is by 4pm on Friday 21 December 2012.

To find out more, please call Stephen Lightfoot on 01543 308220 or email stephen.lightfoot@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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