Support for good causes delivering community-focused projects

Posted on: Thursday, July 14, 2022

A number of projects aimed at improving the community and supporting the lives of residents can now take place thanks to the Community Grant Scheme set up by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

From local sports clubs to Parish Councils, Councillors approved 20 applications to the scheme so they can receive much needed funding to help improve the local community.

Local groups were able to apply for funding for the scheme earlier this year by submitting an application form outlining how their project would support the Council’s Community Plan Objectives.

Each application was then carefully considered by the relevant Council Portfolio Holder and recommendations we’re presented to Cabinet for approval. In total £100,000 will be split amongst the chosen projects with the grant contributing to part or all of each project.

Councillor Tim Wendels, Portfolio Holder for Homes and Health at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Local good causes play a key role in our communities especially during this time of economic uncertainty. By providing this much needed funding we can cater for more opportunities for our residents to take part and enjoy services being provided by dedicated local groups and clubs.

“Now more than ever these groups are key to supporting those who are struggling but also building relationships and growing community spirit.”

It’s hoped work on the projects can start soon and the District Council will be supporting the good causes in ensuring each project reaches its goal.

A wide range of projects were chosen and included applications from: 

·       Bilsthorpe Green Spaces

·       Clipstone Community Regeneration Group

·       Coddington & Winthorpe Cricket Club

·       Edwinstowe Parish Council

·       Feel Good Gardens

·       Friends of Trent Vale Trail

·       Green Southwell

·       Gunthorpe Parish Council

·       Hoveringham Parish Council

·       Norwell Parish Council

·       Ollerton Town Community Football Club

·       Rural Community Action Group

·       Shawmind

·       South Clifton Pavilion

·       Southwell Minster

·       Southwell Town Council

·       Sutton on Trent PTA

·       Sutton on Trent Community Centre

·       Thurgaton Village Hall

·       Winthorpe & Coddington Tigers

The Community Grant Scheme replaces the Parish and Town Councils Initiative Fund and the Community and Arts Grant scheme with a budget of £100,000.

The full list of applications including an extract from each application can be found on the District Council website.