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COMMUNITY groups in Hinckley and Bosworth are being encouraged to apply for their share of the Borough Council's Parish Community Initiative Fund and Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.
This year a total of £162,000 has been made available to support community projects throughout the borough. Grants are available for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost. These grants fund a wide variety of projects such as play areas, community building improvements, new pathways, heritage trails, and sports facilities, and again this year, the Borough Council is giving high priority to any schemes that help improve the environment.
Grants for 2022/23 will be provided on the following basis:
- Projects must be within the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth
- Maximum of £12,000 per project
- Maximum of 50 per cent of total project costs funded
- All works must be completed within the financial year
Projects must demonstrate that they meet the council's corporate aims and that they are of community benefit.
Councillor Martin Cartwright, the Executive Member responsible for Rural Communities and Environment at the Borough Council, said:
As in previous years I would like to see these grants spread as wide as possible, with special emphasis on the smaller organisations as well as parish councils. As the council has declared a climate emergency any project with a focus on climate impact reduction or help towards being carbon neutral by 2030 will have extra points awarded in the overall scoring process. I would urge your group or parish council to apply. Good luck.
Councillor Scott Gibbens, Chair of the Hinckley Area Committee welcomed the initiative and said:
I am delighted the council has once again been able to continue with this funding and look forward to it continuing to have a positive impact on the development of community-based projects in the Hinckley area. Local groups – please apply.
More information about the scheme and how to register
A link to the online application will automatically be sent to parish and town councils. Applications are open until 7 January 2022.
For more information, please contact the Green Spaces Team on 01455 255707 or email GreenSpaces@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk
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