Rural support in Erewash

All 13 parish councils in Erewash are being encouraged to apply for a share of a £62,500 moneypot that is now available to support projects in the borough’s villages and rural communities.

Erewash Borough Council is offering the money as part of its four-year Rural Community Grants Scheme which aims to provide financial support for projects that have a positive impact on the lives of people living in rural areas.

The council launched the scheme last year, investing a total of £250,000 to be made available to parishes between 2015 and 2019. At the start of this year, five parish councils received a share of £35,000 in the first round of the scheme.

Councillor Carol Hart, Erewash Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:

“Our rural communities are important to us and that is why we have made this substantial funding available over a four-year period. We’re looking for new, innovative and sustainable projects from our parish councils that will make a difference and benefit local residents.”

The 13 parish councils have been contacted and encouraged to apply for a grant for a capital project, with only one bid per parish permitted. The council is encouraging innovative bids and not applications to fund parish council core business. The deadline for applications of a share of this year’s £62,500 funding is 5.30pm on Tuesday 31 May.

Full details of the scheme and how to apply can be found atwww.erewash.gov.uk or contact the council’s Community Engagement Officer Colin Handley at [email protected]




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