Sunday, 19 August 2018.

Funding available for community groups

15 May, 2018

Community groups in the area looking for funding are invited to apply for grants from Dover District Council’s Community Grants Scheme 2018-19 – the scheme is now open and the closing date for applications is 29 May 2018.

DDC is offering grant funding to community groups that can show benefit to the local area, and groups are invited to apply for individual grants from £100 up to £1,000. At its April meeting the council’s cabinet agreed to allocate £22,500 to the scheme.

Last year, more than £22K was allocated to 28 different community groups across the district.

Cllr MJ Holloway, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “This money goes to the heart of the community and has high impact in the areas that the community wants. We’d like to see more groups apply this year, and we are very happy to talk to community groups about how the scheme works and how effective it has been with other groups in the past.”

Community groups can apply for community grants online on the district council’s website – for more information, please see the community grants page or for more details, please call 01304 872277 or email neighbourhoodforums@dover.gov.uk