Cheques have been presented to community groups from across Ashfield to support projects around the district.
At a presentation at the Ashfield District Council offices on Urban Road, community groups received cheques for their projects following a tough selection process.
Ashfield District Council launched the new Community Fund in partnership with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation in May. The fund is to support people in Ashfield by making grants to constituted community groups and charities who work to directly benefit local communities.
Dozens of local groups applied for grants of up to £1,000 to deliver projects under the Council’s priority themes which includes Health and Wellbeing, Economic Growth, Safer and Stronger Communities and the Environment.
Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council said “With less money now available for schemes such as this it meant that for every successful applicant we had two or three worthy groups who were unfortunately not so lucky. This does not mean they didn’t deserve it as their projects will still be a huge benefit to the community.
“The money handed out today will go a long way to doing some excellent work in our towns, villages and communities across Ashfield.”
Councillor Tom Hollis, Deputy Leader of the Council, who was also in attendance said: “We feel this is a very important responsibility of the Council and I am extremely proud that we are able to help and support these hardworking groups.
“The selection process was made very difficult as the community groups in our district do such a worthwhile and amazing job. I look forward to helping these and similar projects in the future.”
Nottinghamshire Community Foundation is a local charity which helps those who want to give locally to do so with confidence that their donations are going to the most deserving and worthy causes. If you want to give locally or set up a charitable fund or legacy, however small, for your chosen town, village or theme. Please speak to them for free advice on 01623 620202.