Friday, 8 August 2014

How would you spend £20,000 to improve Whitwick and Thringstone?

A councillor is urging community groups in Whitwick and Thringstone to apply for funding which will help pay for exciting and innovative projects in his division.

County Councillor Leon Spence is urging charities, schools, sports clubs and other community groups to considering applying for North West Leicestershire District Council's £20,000 for Seven campaign, which will see local people applying for funding and AND deciding who receives it by a public vote.

One of the Seven pots of funding will be allocated to an area which includes Whitwick, Thringstone and the Snibston area of Coalville.

Councillor Spence said 'This is an exciting initiative and it would be great to ensure that this money comes to our villages. Groups need to think creatively what  our community needs and how they can communicate their idea so that they can win a public vote.

'One project from our area will receive £20,000 funding towards a £40,000 project whilst groups can also bid for seven £10,000 pots towards £20,000 projects.'

Any bids must be deliverable in 18 months, must be match funded from another source and submitted by Monday 29 September.

Wendy May, Community Focus Team Leader at North West Leicestershire District Council said: 'We are looking for new, exciting and innovative projects.  We are keen to see projects that are new to your specific area, but they might be projects that have been developed successfully elsewhere. 

'We are particularly keen to encourage projects that will make a real difference to communities across the district.'

Further information about the scheme can be visiting the £20,000 for Seven website.

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