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Capital grants scheme opens for bids

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Published: 26/04/2012

In total £125,000 is available to projects that benefit South Gloucestershire residents, with funding mainly available to smaller projects costing no more than £3,000.

Last year successful applicants included:

Badminton Road Youth Centre, which received £2,000 for refurbishment of its group work room

South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Bureau, which received £1,330 to help improve access for people with disabilities

Filnor Allotment Association, which received £2,419 for on-site storage

Bids will be considered by South Gloucestershire’s Area Forums and criteria may vary by local area, so applicants are encouraged to consider their Forum’s criteria to avoid disappointment.

During 2011 the council increased the funding for these grants by an additional £200,000 over four years, as part of its commitment to supporting community and voluntary groups.

Cllr James Hunt, executive member for communities, said: “Even in tough times, we’re making extra funding available to ensure even more local voluntary groups can benefit from a community grant and help the Big Society get even bigger in South Gloucestershire.

“Voluntary organisations create opportunities and offer services that give added value to the work of the council.”

Successful applicants will be notified of decisions in October 2012 after all the forum meetings have been held.

Further information on the scheme is available at

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