21st July 2024

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Grants open for local groups

Grants open for local groups

A grants pot of £10,000 opens next week for Kettering voluntary and community groups to apply for.

The funding is to support projects helping ease the cost of living pressures and those which improve mental health and wellbeing.

Council leader and chair of the town council's finance and governance committee, Cllr Lloyd Bunday, said: "Kettering Town Council's voluntary sector support fund can provide a lifeline for local groups. We are pleased to be able to support the community in this way and hope as many people will apply as possible."

Projects which need funding of between £500 and £3,000 can apply to the scheme, with applications opening on Monday 15 July. The closing date is Monday 9 September and councillors will make a decision on the funding on Wednesday 16 October at a public meeting. Grants will be paid at the end of November.

Grants awarded last year by the town council include:

-£1,300 to Kettering Civic Society to create artworks on BT boxes

-£3,060 to the Grange Resource Centre for a pilot scheme to set up new community groups

-£1,000 to Highfield Barnes Community Association to fund community activities for local people

Posted: Mon, 8 Jul 2024

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