The first community grants of the new financial year have been awarded by Knutsford Town Council. Three organisations received funding from the Town Council’s community grants budget, which this year is £7,000.
The first grant went to Community Spirit who received £2,938 towards a variety of projects in Longridge and Shaw Heath including towards the Longridge and Shaw Heath In Bloom projects, a youth camping trip and the annual Family Fun Day.
The Canute Lunch Club received £400 to help towards the running costs which have increased recently due to a change of venue. Specifically the funding will help towards the celebratory events held by the Lunch Club for Christmas, Easter and a summer outing.
Great Places were awarded £1,328 towards the “My World” project which introduced year 6 pupils to the world of work whilst developing their life skills and aspirations for the future.
Community Organisations are welcome to apply for grant funding via the Town Council website; with applications considered by the Finance Committee. The deadline for the next applications is 9th June. The remaining grants budget is £2,334 and organisations are encouraged to contact the Town Clerk for advice on applying or to find out future deadlines.
In addition to its community grants, the Town Council has also provided £10,260 to Knutsford In Bloom’s work to make the town floral and enter into the North West in Bloom contest and provided funding of £6,000 towards the Heritage Centre’s Canute celebrations.