Grants awarded to help local groups

Published on: Thursday, 21st July 2022

Thousands of residents will benefit from the latest round of grant funding as Erewash Borough Council awards £12,900 to local projects.

15 organisations in the borough have been awarded funding through the Erewash Borough Council Community Grants Scheme. The total windfall of £12,900 is going towards projects that benefit the community and positively affect the borough. 

The money will enable groups to run exciting family-friendly experiences like summer fetes and valuable educational workshops for young people. Many clubs are also able to purchase new and better equipment with their grant.

The latest list of successful applicants and their projects are as follows:

  • Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch, £1,000 for summer fete and family fun day
  • Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council, £1,200 for Summer Play Scheme
  • Draycott and Wilne Parish Council, £1,200 for Summer Play Scheme
  • 3rd Ockbrook Guides, £500 for waterproof clothing and footwear
  • Erewash Indoor Bowls Centre, £300 towards instillation of energy efficient lights
  • Safe and Sound Group, £1,000 for consent and exploitation workshops and information sessions for young people    
  • West Hallam Parish Council, £1,200 for Summer Play Scheme
  • Long Eaton District Scout Council, £600 towards a trailer and £500 for installation of gas bottle storage facility
  • Home-Start Erewash, £1,000 for parental peer support connection meetings
  • St John’s Long Eaton PCC, £300 towards replacement of storeroom roof    
  • Wild Bears Forest School CIC, £1,800 for garden rental costs for outdoor playgroup
  • Long Eaton Scout Activity Centre, £300 towards river bank repairs
  • Little Eaton Play School, £600 for new and replacement equipment
  • 3rd Ockbrook Brownies, £200 for branded equipment
  • Sandiacre Parish Council, £1,200 for Summer Play Scheme

Councillor Paul Maginnis, Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing at Erewash Borough Council, said: “The Community Grants Scheme is a fantastic programme that has been helping local organisations for many years now. There are so many important projects across the borough and it is wonderful that Erewash Borough Council can help fund those ventures. I’m incredibly happy for the 15 organisations have been successful with their applications and can’t wait to see all of their wonderful projects come to fruition!”

Community Grants are awarded to organisations in Erewash to aid them with projects that will have a positive outcome on the community. If funding permits, the scheme runs frequently and allows applicants to apply for between £500 and £2,000.

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