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It's time to apply for community grants

Bids to East Herts Council can now be made for grants of up to £8,000 each to help deliver projects or activities that will improve residents' health and wellbeing.

Voluntary and community groups and not-for-profit organisations are all eligible to apply for funding that can be used to pay for building works, green space improvements and sports or play equipment as well as operational costs associated with running an activity such as hire costs, publicity materials and the like.

Executive member for health and wellbeing Eric Buckmaster said: "The council is committed to directing grants to where they're most needed to help reduce health inequalities. We're welcoming bids from all areas of East Herts, particularly those most in need of some additional support.

"We'd particularly like to see some applications from not-for-profit organisations including health charities, housing associations, sports clubs and other groups who are seeking to provide longer term initiatives aimed at achieving positive lifestyle changes among our residents."

Young people between the ages of 11 to 18 can also apply to the council's Performance to Excellence fund for a grant of up to £250 to assist them to excel in their chosen sport.

For full details of the application process and criteria please go to

July 25 2017