Published on 21st October 2013

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Cheltenham Borough Council has allocated £42,000 of funding to support projects that will enhance and improve communities and neighbourhoods in Cheltenham.

The money support projects that will:

  • improve the physical environment of the neighbourhood
  • bring communities together through cultural activities and celebrations
  • increase the recognition, economic viability and sustainability of local commercial areas.

The Community Pride Fund is now in its seventh year and has allocated a total of just over £280,000 to over 140 community-based projects that have improved or enhanced their local neighbourhoods.

This year, the council received applications totalling over £98,000 against a total of £50,000 available. From the applications, 22 projects were identified as having met the majority of the criteria and were awarded a total of £42,000.

£4,000 was also available through community building grants, helping community and voluntary sector groups to run small-scale projects, events and activities. All 12 applications for this were approved and were awarded a total of £3,425.

Cllr. Steve Jordan, leader of the council, said: “In this time of financial austerity, I’m delighted that the council is able to award £42,000 to groups and projects that play such an important part in our communities. These groups work hard to improve and enhance our local areas and it’s important that they are able to continue doing so.”
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