Cheshire East Council has approved a £2 million fund to assist communities where new homes have been built in recent years. The fund gives town and parish councils, community, voluntary and faith sector groups an opportunity to bid for money to assist with projects to benefit their local community.
Alsager groups can make bids to the Congleton area board where £328,973 has been allocated for each year of the 2 year project. Bids must be a minimum of £10,000 (no maximum) and meet the priorities set by the grants panel. Alsager Town Council has resolved to earmark £30,000 to provide an ability to match fund any successful Alsager group should they approach the Town Council for support.
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018. Full details of the fund, the priorities and application form can be found on the Cheshire East Council website at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/your_council/council_finance_and_governance/new-homes-bonus.aspx
CVS is offering free funding support to all organisation who wish to bid to the first round of the fund, including non-members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.