Thousands of pounds has been allocated to organisations across Gedling borough to allow for improvements in local communities.
A number of community organisations across the area recently secured new funds in the latest round of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme.
At its Places and Communities meeting back in July, councillors approved grants with individual awards up to £50,000 under its Local Improvement Scheme for capital projects.
The aim of the council scheme is to help local communities to be more vibrant and sustainable by providing grants to local organisations which seek to make a difference in the local community.
Interest from across the county was strong which meant over half of the applications didn’t secure financial support.
The four Gedling borough awards are as follows-
Calverton Cricket Club – £10.000 towards creating an upper floor to the pavilion building and other improvements to showers, dressing rooms & public areas.
Eagles Next Community Action (ENCA) – £3,000 towards replacing the heating system and refurbishing toilets at their community centre in Arnold.
Haywood Road Community Centre – £3,000 towards installations of kitchen areas to provide catering for residents and users.
Ravenshead Community Transport – £10,000 towards an accessible low level entry minibus as part of community transport services.
A number of local projects were not recommended for awards and missed out on funding. These included bids from Calverton Parish Council, Gedling & District Youth Club (the Old Station), the Friends of Gedling Country Park; Netherfield Locality Steering Group and St John the Baptist Church (Colwick).
The council say projects not recommended for approval this time will be offered County Council support and guidance against other funding opportunities and future Local Improvement Scheme rounds.