Six community groups in South Cambridgeshire are celebrating after sharing a cash injection of over £5,000 to support their projects.
South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) awarded £895 to Over Community Association for the purchase of a bouncy castle for use at local community events.
Meanwhile the Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative received £800 for new equipment to support activities for young people during the school holidays.
Dry Drayton Village Hall received £900 to replace its 20 year old gas boiler and Orwell Village Hall received £884 towards the cost of replacing its well used DVD projector.
Charity Centre 33, who help and support people across the district, received £1,000 for the purchase of new furniture for its young peoples’ counselling rooms, and finally SCDC awarded £1,000 to Histon and Impington Community Orchard Committee to source more trees for the newly planted orchard.
SCDC’s Community Chest grants are available to small voluntary organisations, charities and community groups for activities and projects that benefit local residents.
Cllr Ray Manning, leader of SCDC, said: “We recognise and value the contribution that these groups make to our communities and are pleased to be able to support their on-going activities and services with grant funding.
“In the past we have supported a wide range of projects and welcome applications from any group looking to make a difference for residents in the district.
“Grants can be for local events, sporting activities or even the purchase of specialist equipment. Please get in touch to find out more.”
For information about applying for a grant visit www.scambs.gov.uk/content/community-chest-grants or contact Joseph Minutolo in SCDC’s community team on 03450 450 500.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (September 5) Echo.