Corby Borough Council is set to spend more money to help local voluntary and community organisations

Release Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:45

Members of Corby Borough Council’s Grants Committee agreed for £300k to go back in to the community at a meeting held on Wednesday 6th March and now voluntary and community organisations can bid for the money.

Following the Council’s annual Budget meeting, the committee were given the opportunity to approve a ‘One Off Grants Pot’ of £300k. This money was agreed due to the increasing number of requests for funding support and in view of the continued strengthening of the Council’s financial position which is showing a balanced and sustainable position.

This money will give more local voluntary and community organisations the chance to apply for and receive funding from Corby Borough Council for the benefit of their project, ultimately giving back to the people of the Borough.

The extra funding will be available for one year and organisations can apply for anything up to the £300k but the grant award must be spent before 31st March 2020. Applicants need to apply by Friday 29th March.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:

“As we face uncertain times, it is our main priority to put money back in the Corby community in the year ahead. I am extremely pleased that we are in a position to add funding to our Grants pot, as there are countless voluntary and community groups within the borough who we would be more than happy to give that extra help to fund their project. I urge these organisations to get in touch and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.” 

To download an application form or for more information please go to www.corby.gov.uk/communitygrants or contact Corby Borough Council’s Community Development Officer on 01536 464144 or e-mail culture.leisure@corby.gov.uk.

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For press enquries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2019 10:51:46 AM
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