More than £200,000 awarded to community projects in East Northants

The cash has been given out to a total of 27 groups in the area

By Stephanie Weaver
Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 10:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 10:18 am
27 community projects in East Northants have benefited from this latest round of funding
27 community projects in East Northants have benefited from this latest round of funding

More than £200,000 has been awarded to community projects across East Northants.

A total of 27 community groups have been awarded funding for their projects thanks to East Northamptonshire Council’s (ENC) Communities Facilities Fund (CFF).

During a recent committee meeting, ENC councillors agreed to award £208,417 to 27 groups for a variety of projects from essential maintenance to community buildings through to new sporting facilities.

Since the CFF was started in 2013, nearly £3 million has been granted and 138 projects across East Northants have benefited.

Three of the groups awarded funding in this round are Stanwick Village Hall, Easton-on- the-Hill Parish Council and Nene District Anglers.

Stanwick Village Hall were awarded a grant of £9,939 which will be used to reduce the carbon footprint of the hall and Nene District Anglers will be receiving the maximum amount of £10,000 and using the monies to buy a new tractor and flail.

Also receiving funds are Easton-on-the-Hill Parish Council, who will use a grant of £10,000 towards their playing fields improvement plan, which will benefit the whole community.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said: “Throughout East Northamptonshire Council’s history, we have always been proud to support community projects.

"Once again, we had an excellent response to the scheme and are pleased to support another 27 projects stretching across the length and breadth of the district.

“Since we launched CFF in 2013, we will have supported hundreds of well deserving community groups and as we move on to a new local government structure, I’m proud of the part we have played in creating better spaces for the whole district.”

Utilising funding received through the ‘New Homes Bonus’, the CFF was established to support and develop community facilities within East Northamptonshire and with the new North Northamptonshire Council coming into existence, this was the last round of funding.

Visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/cff to find out more about the fund and to see examples of previous projects.

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