A £40,000 cash pot is helping a range of community groups in Crick.
The new community fund has been set up by Crick-based Butcher’s Pet Care and Gazeley, a developer of sustainable logistics space.
And the cash pot has already seen grants given out to ten worthwhile local projects.
All of the projects support the aims of Crick Parish Council to develop facilities and make improvements for the whole community.
Grants awarded so far range from a £10,000 cash injection to Crick Pre-School for an outside play area to a £500 donation towards the running of the Crick Scarecrow Festival.
Money has also been awarded to help the local emergency care response volunteers to buy a new life-saving defibrillator, to part fund a new skatepark and to provide the local football team Crick Colts FC with money for new kit and practice equipment.