£30k community pride funding up for grabs

Published on 27th July 2018

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A pot of funding worth £30k is up for grabs as Cheltenham Borough Council goes live with this year’s community pride scheme.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 September.

The funding will support community pride projects that will build up and enable local groups to be more influential in supporting their communities and improving their neighbourhoods.

This year the council has two pots of funding:                                              

Up to £30,000 will be made available via community pride grants to match-fund community-led projects, up to the value of £5,000 to fund the following:

  • Community-led projects that enable local businesses and their workforces to thrive
  • Community-led projects that enable people and communities to thrive and that support physical and mental wellbeing
  • Community-led projects that enable culture and creativity to thrive in Cheltenham

Up to £4,000 will also be made available via community-building grants to community and voluntary sector groups to run small-scale projects, events and activities to help them support the well-being of their neighbourhood up to the value of £300.

Cllr. Steve Jordan, leader of the council says: “2018 will be the twelfth year of the council’s community pride scheme which has allocated over £500,000 to match-fund over 310 community-based projects that have improved and enhanced the public realm.

“Our community pride scheme supports a fantastic range of voluntary and community groups that we have in Cheltenham that are willing to go the extra mile to improve their neighbourhoods.”

For more information visit the council’s community pride pages.

For media enquiries, contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154.

Some recent examples of community pride funded projects include:

Naunton Area Residents Association (NARA)

Renovation of The Triangle

Friends of Sandford Park

Preparation of bed and planting of shrubs next to petanque courts in Sandford Park

Holst Birthplace Museum

Bake Back in Time: St Paul’s

Golden-Oldies Charity

Goldies Singing in Cheltenham

Friends of Pittville (FOP)

Learning in Pittville Park

The Friends of Hatherley Park

Plant up that space

African Community Foundation

Black History Month Cheltenham

Hester’s Way Partnership

King George V public art planting scheme

Please contact Laura Carter, as above, if you are interested in showcasing any of these projects.