By Cheshire East Council - 5th August 2012 7:01am
Council grants of nearly £80,000 have helped community groups in Cheshire East access more than £1.6m of funding.
The Council's community grants scheme helped more than 170 groups between 2011-2012.
Some of the larger grants are applied for by groups who want to carry out ambitious regeneration projects that will provide a lasting benefit to the local community.
They use the community grants as part of larger funding bids to third party organisations, such as the Lottery or Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN).
The total cost of projects that the Council supported in the last year ran to £1,648,607.
Councillor David Brown, Cabinet member in charge of strategic communities, said: "Community grants provide a lifeline for many local groups who simply wouldn't be able to survive without our support.
"Applying for a community grant is very easy to do and I hope that other groups will be persuaded to do so in the future."
For more information on Community Grants go to http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk and look in the Community and Living section.
Grants are available to support community, environmental, sports, arts, heritage and play projects. Only one grant can be awarded to each organisation per financial year.
#Audlem Online adds:
The only nearby rural grant in the recent round was Wrenbury Village Hall Trust with a grant of £1,500. Nantwich Museum also gained £1,500.
The Audlem Parish Plan team was successful with its applications for grants two years ago, although unsuccesful last year.
The team can confirm, however, that the application forms are much easier than most grant forms and that the money is very useful in attracting matched funding from other grant organisations.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
WIN an afternoon tea for two! National Afternoon Tea week, 14th-20th August is now upon us. To celebrate, Finefoodies' Deli & Cafe are delighted to give away "a fabulously fine Afternoon Tea for two" x 2. This includes their new special blend of Finefoodies' loose leaf tea. Simply go to their new Facebook Page, 'Finefoodies Deli Audlem' (click http...
Sad news We are sad to inform the readers of AudlemOnline that Simon Carey aged 62, passed away peacefully last Wednesday after a long illness. Simon was well known to the village in recent years for being the Head Butcher at Oxtail & Trotter. He was a gentle, caring man with a great sense of humour who will be sorely missed by many. Simon was truly dedicated to his chosen career as a Butcher...
We've had a message reporting a recent fraud which was a local resident fell victim to: "Just yesterday my elderly neighbour was tricked... A call purporting to be from Cheshire East saying she had for 20 odd years been overpaying council tax, she was in another band. They said they would send paperwork in the post but that they would reimburse all this overpaid council tax. They...
Thursday 17th Aug
To Sound Common and Overwater Marina
Audlem Public Hall
Aston Methodist Church Hall
Time Trial & Road Race