NewsAndrea Leadsom

Community Development Fund

NewsAndrea Leadsom
Community Development Fund

I was delighted to hear the recent remarks by Councillor Peter Rawlinson regarding community development.

Cllr Rawlinson, South Northamptonshire District Council's portfolio holder for finance and procurement, has urged communities to come forward with proposals to improve their local area.

Most SNC Community Grants are currently funded by the New Homes Bonus, a grant paid to local authorities by central government for every new home built in the area.

This funding is available for a wide range of projects and activities, from large building and infrastructure projects to smaller projects such as the purchase of new sports equipment or the delivery of local schemes.

As you may be aware, last year I launched a youth survey aimed at gauging the opinions of under 25s in the local area, and to establish what their priorities are for improvements in South Northamptonshire. I am working closely with SNC and other partners to begin to push for funding for these projects, and I very much welcome Cllr Rawlinson's announcement.

For more information on SNC Community Grants, please contact Grants Officer Katie Arnold on 01327 322216 or via email. Alternatively, you can find details on the Council's website.