UPDATE, December 2017: Following the publication of this press release on 21 June 2017, the Mid Suffolk District Council Locality Award programme's deadline for applications has been extended to February 2018, not September 2017
This Suffolk Day community groups, charities and organisations in Mid Suffolk are being urged to apply for funding as a Locality Awards programme launches for 2017.
Mid Suffolk District Council’s Locality Award programme is now open and is welcoming applications.
The programme means that each Mid Suffolk councillor has a £6,250 pot that he or she can use to award to projects or organisations that have a direct impact on Mid Suffolk communities. Funding awards can range from £250 upwards and each councillor can support up to 15 projects.
Applicants selected for an award must be able to demonstrate that their project, event or group meets one or more of Mid Suffolk’s Strategic Priorities and where relevant should be able to demonstrate its sustainability over the coming years.
Any community groups wishing to apply for a share of the funding can do so by contacting their District Councillor. Details of District Councillors are available online.
Cllr Nick Gowrley, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “This Suffolk Day we’re being asked what we love most about our county: I believe the best thing about Suffolk is our communities, and that’s why I’m delighted to be able to announce this new funding.
“Our communities do a huge amount of work to support their residents, much of which is done quietly and without fanfare, so it is great to be able to support these groups and help them build more active, more sustainable communities throughout Mid Suffolk.”