More than £32,000 is set to be spent on projects around Gedling borough.
A number of community groups and charities are to get a share of the £350,000 being offered in grants by Nottinghamshire County Council as part of their Local Improvement Scheme.
The Scheme is helping local communities to be more vibrant and sustainable by providing grants to local organisations.
County Councillors gave the go ahead to the funding for eight schemes at the latest Communities and Place Committee meeting.
Linby Parish Council will receive £1,181 for a new gateway sign to enhance the entrance into the conservation village from Church Lane. The old sign is outdated and has been installed within the Ashfield boundary, which is incorrect. The Parish Council will also get £6,667 to carry out restoration to the bottom cross in the village.
Friends of Moor Pond Woods have been awarded £3,884 to improve access for both able and disabled visitors to the wet woodland site at Papplewick Dam. This will involve rebuilding the Leen bridge, continuing path improvements, undertaking erosion control and providing an information board.
Newstead Parish Council will be awarded £7,092 to improve the facilities on the current skate park.
Phoenix Farm Open Door Project (The Ark) will get £4,025 for new carpets, furniture, new flooring in the kitchen and toilets and new economical lighting throughout the building. They will also purchase new play equipment.
St Albans Parish Council will be given £1,750 for two Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPAD).
Woodborough Community Association have been awarded £3,500 to reconfigure access to enable vehicular access to the Association store, move road sign, resiting of the door for the health and safety of volunteers. £3,500 Recommended Gedling
Woodborough Parish Council will install 2 springers near the entrance to the Governors’ Field so that children with disabilities have an exciting and safe play area with the £4,300 they have been awarded.
Committee Vice-Chairman, Councillor John Handley, said: “This funding scheme is a great example of how Nottinghamshire County Council is helping local communities to help themselves.
“Successful bids include new village gateway signs which will help give these communities even more of a sense of identity – and a chance to showcase their history.
“Many congratulations to those who have been successful and we look forward to seeing these projects progress over the coming months.”
The Local Improvement Scheme has a number of aims and objectives which include:
• Supporting local communities to make Nottinghamshire a great place to live, work, visit and relax.
• Helping people to help themselves through encouraging volunteering and community involvement.
• Encouraging the protection and development of the local environment and heritage
•Supporting Members in their roles as community leaders to respond to local ideas that bring community and economic benefit to the county.
Eligible organisations can apply for one-off capital grants up to a maximum of £50,000 in support of local projects that meet the LIS strategic aims:
The County Council are able to provide free help and support for organisations to consider the implications of the funding decision – this support may include free advice on alternative sources of funding. To find out more about this service, please email the Communities team: [email protected]