Funding boost for district community groups

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A NUMBER of community projects have been awarded cash following another round of capital grant applications.

Voluntary and community groups within the district can apply to Daventry District Council (DDC) for funding towards capital projects at any time throughout the year.

The application can be for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost and up to a maximum of £15,000 per application.

Yelvertoft Village Hall will receive £4,740 to help finish off a structural improvements program of the building including flooring, equipment, decorating and installing an outside decked area.

Diversity Fitness 4 Life, which is based in Long Buckby, has been allocated funding of £3,966 to install a stair lift to allow access to fitness classes and showers for all users with limited mobility.

The gym provides fitness activities and support to people with physical, mental and learning disabilities.

Two community grants have also been awarded. £270 has been given to Daventry Squash Club for a new banner and £500 has been handed to RealiZe, the Barby Youth Club, to cover start-up and running costs.

And a one-off community grant of £500 has also been made to the Rotary Club of Daventry for a fundraising concert.

DDC also offers discretionary community grants of up to £1,000 to voluntary and community groups within the district looking for funding towards things like small items of equipment and training. Applications for one-off grants of up to £500 to support events are also welcome.