Local groups are hopeful of council funding

Local groups that applied to the ‘Your Money, Your Area, Your Views Community Grant’ fund will display their projects to the public this weekend.

An overall fund of £25,000 was made available for community groups to submit applications for. Grant amounts range from £500 to £2,000 for projects that address local priorities.

Local people are being invited to look at proposals from groups and vote for their favourite three projects at an event on Saturday, 16th November at Bishop Auckland College. It’s part of the 2D Community Festive fayre which also takes place from 10am to 2.30pm.

Applications for projects have been made by local scout groups, sport clubs and education programmes.

“We’ve got a series of events running across the county,” Andrew Walker from Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP told Bishop FM. “We’ve allocated funding for community based projects – projects which address the priorities which have been set by local people. And we’re inviting people to come along and vote on the projects that they want to see supported.”

An event for projects in Spennymoor will take place Saturday, 30th November from 10am to 2pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.