Funding for 60 projects
A scheme that has already helped more than 400 Richmondshire community groups is funding a further 60 projects this year.
A total of £43,600 has been allocated - but there is still cash available in one of the district areas. North Richmondshire has £6,400 to award.
For the past eight years Richmondshire District Council’s five Area Partnerships have each received funding to award to local projects – that funding has already helped secure around £1.4m in external funding for the district.
This year’s grants have been awarded to parish councils, community and sports groups across the patch. They include: Upper Dales - luncheon clubs, a community pavilion, defibrillators and the local Festival of Remembrance; Central area - goalposts in Catterick and Richmond; a bowling carpet and towards the 2019 Christmas Market; Lower Wensleydale - play park improvements, festivals and sports projects; and Garrison area - library and sports equipment community hall repairs and youth projects. The North Richmondshire Community Partnership has funded four schemes so far but still has cash to allocate.
“This is a vital funding scheme for local projects – we have allocated a massive £170,000 over the past eight years to help 496 projects,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Threlfall.
“The maximum amount we can allocate any one group is £1000 but that can make a big difference – in many cases it means a project can go ahead.”
To find out more about the funding stream, check out richmondshire.gov.uk or contact Sam Coultish on 01748 829100.