Grants payout for two Erewash projects

Published on: Thursday, 27th September 2018

More than £12,000 in grants is expected to get the go-ahead next week to help projects in two rural areas of Erewash.

Councillors look set to give the green light to the grants at a meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive on Tuesday 2 October in a further round of payouts from the council’s Rural Community Grant Scheme.

The council invested £250,000 in total over four years, ending in March next year, for projects that benefit rural communities.

Next week’s meeting is expected to give the go-ahead for the following grants:

  • £3,600 for Risley Cricket Club to install a new energy efficient and secure roof as part of refurbishment work at the club’s pavilion.
  • £8,590 towards an extension at West Hallam Village Hall for the installation of a disabled toilet.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, said: “We continue to recognise the hard work carried out by local groups and Parish Councils in our communities. We are now into the final year of this four-year rural grant scheme and are delighted to have helped with valuable projects across the borough. We will look to open up a further round of funding with the remaining money before the end of this financial year.”

As part of the scheme, all 13 Parish Councils in Erewash have been encouraged to apply for grants on behalf of local groups and organisations.

Full details of the scheme can be found at or email the council’s Community Engagement Officer Colin Handley at

The meeting of Council Executive is at Ilkeston Town Hall on Tuesday 2 October at 10.30am.

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