Last chance to apply for Community Action Grant

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There’s just one more chance for clubs and groups to apply for one of Derbyshire County Council’s Community Action Grants to improve life locally.

The county council introduced the Big Society grants last June with a £250,000 funding pot available for small not-for-profit groups and organisations to bid for up to £1,000 to support their work.

Grants totalling more than £191,000 have so far been awarded to 241 local groups to support projects including children’s play schemes, music and arts events, activities for older people, keep fit initiatives, projects for young people and community improvement schemes.

DCC Cabinet Member for Public Health Councillor Carol Hart said: “Our Community Action Grant scheme is coming to its last round and it’s been fantastic to read the bids and see what groups want to do for their local area.

“We know that even a small amount of money can make a real difference to what they want to achieve so we’re delighted to support them with our Big Society grants.

“Groups who’ve successfully applied for funding are already putting their grants to good use and I would urge people not to miss this last chance to bid.”

The deadline for the seventh and final round is Friday December 14.

For more information about Community Action Grants or to apply visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/cag .