Last opportunity to apply for grant aid

Bexhill Town Hall SUS-150325-095657001
Bexhill Town Hall SUS-150325-095657001

Friday July 31 is the last day for community groups and organisations to apply for funding to boost projects within the Rother area.

Thousands of pounds is available for the development of community facilities, activities and sustainable local action as part of the Rother District Council Community Grants Scheme.

“With competition for funding becoming more difficult, the community grant scheme is designed to pump prime new projects, encouraging other organisations to offer financial help,” said Cllr Tony Ganly, chairman of the district council’s Grants Panel.

“This scheme allows organisations with a local project in Bexhill, and rural Rother to approach other authorities and organisations with up to 50 per cent of their funding already in place, giving them a better chance of being successful.”

Cllr Ganly added: “This is a great opportunity for any local group or organisation to get the financial boost it needs for a worthy local project.”

Grants are divided into three categories; small grants under £500. The maximum grant will be limited to 50 per cent of the total cost of the project; medium grants for one-off-grants of up to £5,000, with 30 per cent of the funding will need to come from local support and large grants scheme - for a maximum grant of £30,000.

Rother District Council will fund a maximum of 50 per cent of the project if long-term viability is demonstrated. The applicant will also need to provide details of how ongoing costs will be met

For more information email communitygrants@rother.gov.uk or call 01424 787864.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at www.bexhillobserver.net

2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bexhillobserver

3 Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer – always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.