The funding will be given specifically to support projects focussed on building up pride in the community. The Council wants to enable local groups to be more empowered to support their communities and improve their local neighbourhood.
This year Community Pride has two pots of funding:
Up to £50,000 will be made available through Community Pride grants to match-fund community-led projects, up to the value of £5,000. They are most interested in projects to:
Up to £4,000 will also be made available though community building grants. This could help community and voluntary sector groups to run small-scale projects, events and activities to support the well-being of their neighbourhood, up to the value of £300.
Cllr. Steve Jordan, leader of the council, said: “I am pleased that the council, once again, is able to set up and run the Community Pride fund. 2013 will be the seventh year of the council’s Community Pride scheme which has allocated just over £270,000 to match-fund around 120 community-based projects that have improved and enhanced the public realm. The success of Community Pride is down to the fantastic range of voluntary and community groups that we have in Cheltenham who are willing to go that bit further to improve their neighbourhood.”
The final application date to the Community Pride grant fund is 5pm on Friday, 20th September.
If you would like more information, please visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/communitypride