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Dear Resident,
 
The following notice about grants has been put out by Rother District Council -
 

Chance to bid for share of community funding

Organisations in Rother have the chance to bid for cash to help deliver schemes which benefit the local community.

Applications are now being accepted for the first round of funding from this year's Rother District Council community grants scheme.

Grant of up to £30,000 from a total funding pot of £130,000 is available to help organisations provide community facilities, buy equipment or host local events.

Last year, almost £60,000 was awarded, including £22,000 for improvements to Bexhill Sailing Club, £3,000 for a new play space at Netherfield Pre-School and £500 for a website to encourage people to use Camber Memorial Hall.

Organisations hoping to benefit must show evidence of support from the local community, and must also have the support of their local ward councillor, who will also be able to advise them on submitting their application. The deadline for applications is Saturday, July 15 2017.

Tony Leonard, Rother District Council executive director of business operations, said: "Our grants scheme has made a real difference to community groups and organisations which have benefited so far.

"Funding is available for projects large and small which benefit the lives of people in Rother, and I'd encourage any organisations which think they might benefit to submit their application."

The scheme offers small grants of up to £500, medium-sized grants of up to £5,000 and larger grants of up to £30,000 for projects with long-term viability, for which applicants must show details of how ongoing costs will be met. The maximum grant is limited to 50 per cent of the total cost of the project.

The council's grants panel will meet in August to discuss the round one applications and present recommendations to cabinet, which will make a final decision on successful grants in September.

A second round of applications for community grant funding will open later in the year.

More information is available online at www.rother.gov.uk/communitygrantscheme

Your local ward councillors are Roger Bird and Chris Saint who's details can be found on the Fairlight Community website at - http://www.fairlight.org.uk/index.php/parish-council/mp-and-councillors 
 
 
Regards,
 
 
Andrew Mier

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