Groups in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to apply for funding

Local not-for-profit groups are being urged to apply for a small grant from Lichfield District Council.

The local authority has a pot of £23,000 available in grants of upto £1,000.

Cllr Doug Pullen

Cllr Doug Pullen

Cllr Doug Pullen, Cabinet member for community, said groups could use the money in different ways.

“The grant could be for £100 to buy sporting equipment, or £1,000 to hire a marquee for a fete,” he explained. “So if you have a local project in need of a funding boost, and as long as you have a bank account in your group’s name, you can apply for a grant.”

Applications will be judged on whether they impact on the following criteria:

  • Social inclusion and regeneration
  • Job creation and skills development
  • Basic needs
  • Crime prevention and community safety
  • Health improvement
  • Local democracy and consultation
  • Quality of life
  • Partnership and community involvement
  • Value for money

The deadline for applications is noon on April 20. For more details, visit

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1 Comment

  1. Rob

    26th February, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I wonder who the lucky groups will be?