Rural communities set to benefit from funding
Worcestershire County Council is inviting
people to apply for a slice of a newly boosted cash fund designed
to support rural areas.
Community groups, Parish Councils and
businesses with a community interest are being offered the
opportunity to apply for up to £25,000 funding from the Leader
Programme, a European initiative delivered locally by the county
council in conjunction with the Worcestershire Local Action
The programme has already delivered
significant success throughout Worcestershire with a variety of
projects, including those that support communities, young people
rural heritage and training. Thanks to strong performance, to date
the programme has received additional funding totalling £108,000
and there is now a total of £152,400 to allocate. The
Programme has also been extended and projects can run up until
Groups have until Friday, April 27, to submit
Expressions of Interest for funding for projects with a strong
Steve Brain, Fundings & Programmes
Manager for Worcestershire County Council said: "The
Leader Programme has already delivered real benefits to those who
live in Worcestershire's rural communities and this is evidenced by
the fact funding has been increased. We really hope people will
take advantage of this latest opportunity, which will improve
access to services for those living in the rural areas."
Leader funding is open to rural communities in
Wychavon, Wyre Forest and Malvern Hills districts.
Full details of the scheme and application
instructions are available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/leader,
or interested parties can contact Elspeth Fry on 01905 822013 or at
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