Councillor Local Community Fund launches

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To help local community projects and activities, groups can now apply for a small funding boost from their district councillor.

Lichfield District Council has launched a Councillor Local Community Fund, which is a two-year pilot scheme that will see each of its 47 district councillors distribute £300 each year to support community projects in their area.

Community groups based in Lichfield District can apply to receive from £50 to £300 between 12 July and 30 November 2021 for projects and activities that will have a positive impact on their local area.

Individuals can also apply for funding, provided they can show the application is on behalf of a local community project or activity.

Councillor Richard Cox, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, said:

“I’m delighted to be launching this community fund. It will allow district councillors to have even more involvement in their wards and will help empower local residents so they can be active in their community.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what activities and projects are planned and will be very pleased that I, along with all our district councillors, can help them make a difference to the local community.”

The payments will be made by the Community Foundation for Staffordshire.

Find out more and apply for funding

Published: 12 July 2021