Pampisford boosted by community grant award

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Pampisford Parish Council’s hedge and tree planting scheme is one of 17 projects to have received a grant in the latest round of Community Chest awards made by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC).

The parish council received £1,427 from the grants scheme, which help fund projects that make a real difference to residents, projects that improve the local environment, build a stronger sense of community and which, improve the satisfaction that people get out of using new and improved facilities.

This year £59,000 has been made available through the Community Chest fund. The latest projects to successfully bid for funding include:

Shelford Parish Council received £1,500 towards the cost of creating a village green

Willingham Youth Trust received £1,500 towards the purchase of new equipment and furniture for the village’s new youth venue

Harston Parish Council received £1,000 to refurbish the village war memorial

Fen Drayton Village Hall received £1,500 towards the cost of improving the venues disability access.

Cllr Ray Manning, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “We are very pleased to be able to support these local community groups who work so hard to deliver important services to our residents. We appreciate that funding is becoming increasingly tough for the voluntary sector and hope these grants will help them get their projects underway.

“I would encourage other community groups in the district who need financial support to get in touch with us and see if we can help.”

For information and to apply for a grant, visit or contact Joseph Minutolo in South Cambridgeshire District Council’s community team on 03450 450 500.

To bid successfully for a community chest grant community groups need to demonstrate how the money will help local residents.