Two Spilsby community projects have benefited from Community Grants funding from East Lindsey District Council.
The Spilsby Business Partnership has received £919 funding towards the running costs and sustainability of the Spilsby Christmas Market to be held on 4 December. In addition to this, Spilsby’s University of the 3rd Age (U3A) has also received £250 funding towards new noticeboards to advertise their classes.
Throughout the District, a total of nineteen projects have been given community grants funding
The scheme offers two different types of grants; Small Grants of up to £250 are available to groups that have smaller and less expensive projects to undertake and larger Community Grants are available to those that have slightly more complex projects that require a greater level of support.
The District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Rural Services and Partnerships, Councillor Edward Mossop, said: “The diverse array of projects supported, small and large, are all wonderful examples of local organisations being active and passionate in supporting their community, even during these difficult economic times. The Grants Panel was overwhelmed with the levels of interest in the scheme, and with all the fantastic community led projects being delivered in the district.
We are delighted to have been able to support the 19 successful groups which will bring additional benefits and opportunities to the district”
Throughout 2010, the scheme has awarded approximately £162,000 to Community Groups in support of 52 projects.
The Community Grants Scheme is currently closed for applications, however it is anticipated to reopen in the Spring of 2011. Any person or group that would like to be added to the mailing list for further information when it becomes available should contact James Ward or Teresa Forman of the Community Grants Team on 01507 601111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org