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Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s councillor community grant scheme closes on March 1





Local organisations have been encouraged not to miss out on potential funding before a council grant scheme closes at the beginning of next month.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s councillor community grant scheme closes on March 1.

The scheme, which launched last May, provides funding for initiatives which “will make a difference to people’s lives and bring communities together”.

Baughurst Repair Café is a local organisation that benefitted from the grant which it used to buy new electrical device safety testing equipment, scales and uniforms
Baughurst Repair Café is a local organisation that benefitted from the grant which it used to buy new electrical device safety testing equipment, scales and uniforms

Each borough councillor has an allocation of £2,000 to award grants of between £250 and £2,000 to local groups and organisations.

Councillors can also pool funding with one or two other councillors in the borough to provide grants up to a maximum of £3,000.

Local projects and organisations that have received funding include Headley and Ashford Hill Community Shop which purchased a new coffee machine, and Baughurst Repair Café which used its grant to buy new electrical device safety testing equipment, scales and uniforms.

To find out more information about the scheme and to apply, visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/cllr-community-grants

Basingstoke and Deane’s cabinet member for communities, partnerships and inclusion councillor John McKay said: “The councillor community grants scheme has already made a difference to our communities by giving a funding boost to some excellent local projects.

“The range of initiatives funded so far clearly demonstrates the benefits that these grants bring to different areas of the borough.

“If you have an idea that you would like to be considered for funding, please get in touch with your ward councillor to discuss it.

“But be quick as applications close on Friday March 1.”



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