Funding for community projects

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Community groups in the district of Bolsover have had their ambitions realised by applying to the Limestone Journeys Community Grants Programme.

The grants have proved very popular with local community groups and six successful applications were awarded to the following groups.

They include Rhubarb Farm, Landmarks College, Palterton and Scarcliffe Community Group, Langwith and Whaley Thorns Heritage Association, Doe Lea Resource Centre, Limestone House and Elmton with Creswell Village Company.

The projects that have been funded cover a wide range of activities from habitat creation, bulb planting, a new heritage book focusing on Langwith and Whaley Thorns and an after school club which will seek to engage youngsters with heritage.

Cal Warren, Limestone Journeys Scheme Manager, said: “The response to the first round of grants has been fantastic and Limestone Journeys is funding some really worthy projects that will make a difference to people’s lives in the Bolsover area.

“It’s good to see these local groups benefiting from the Limestone Journeys Community Grants.”

Andy Cranch Development Officer for Limestone Journeys and co-ordinator for the grants schemes also said: “The present round of grants has now closed although they will be re-opening again in mid-January. Limestone Journeys is keen for as many groups in the Bolsover area to apply.”