Community groups will be given an extra helping hand with funding.
Sandy Community First was launched at Sandy Library on Saturday morning (September 29). The scheme will give local groups small amounts of money to get new ideas off the ground.
The Government has given Sandy £16,955 as part of its four-year Community First programme. The money was allocated because there has been a rapid rise in poverty in some parts of the ward.
Groups and organisations with ideas for making Sandy a better place to live and work can apply for grants of between £100 and £2,000.
The money will be allocated by the new Sandy Community First Panel, which is composed of members of the Sandy community. The grants are being awarded in conjunction with Sandy Town Council.
Any project that will clearly have a positive impact on Sandy and Beeston will be considered.
Sandy Community First has also agreed several funding priorities. These are health and well-being, sustainable transport, tackling crime and community safety and the environment. Other priorities are work and education, youth and leisure and community facilities.
Any organisation wishing to apply for funding should collect an application form from the town council offices, Sandy Library or online at https://sites.google.com/site/sandycommunityfirst/
Applicants should then include as many details as possible so that the town council and the Sandy Community First Panel can get a clear idea about the project. If approved, the funding will be allocated from the most appropriate source.
And once you have started your project Sandy Community First would like you to email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
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