South Norfolk Council increases capital grants budget

PUBLISHED: 14:48 01 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:54 01 August 2012

South Norfolk Councillor David Goldson, chairman of the grants panel

South Norfolk Councillor David Goldson, chairman of the grants panel


Up to £100,000 will be spent this year on community grants, South Norfolk Council announced.

The district council said it was increasing its capital grants budget after dishing out £70,000 to community groups, local registered charities, parish and town councils last year.

The authority says it is looking to support projects which improve community facilities. The closing date for applications is October 31 and final decisions will be made by councillors at a grants panel meeting on November 28.

David Goldson, chairman of the grants panel, said: “Our smaller grants initiative at South Norfolk Council has been working very successfully for a number of years. These capital grants are for much larger projects.

“We welcome well thought through applications which will make a significant difference to a community.”

All bids must be worth a minimum of £10,000 each.

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  • SNDC grants application panels work well, but sadly the cllr.s deciding who gets funding are biased. Why else would they reject well supported community action groups who have prepared their event for over six month and who have raised money themselves to.limit the amount needed. We were' in it together with two vilages,demonstrating to SNDC what localism reallymeans, but sadly they don't seem to know or respect their own conservative party policies.

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