Projects in Burntwood could be set for a cash boost – thanks to a £195,000 funding point.
The money has become available through Section 106 funding. This funding is made available when a large development gets the go-ahead in the district and there is a need to provide associated social and community facilities.
And now Lichfield District Council and Burntwood Town Council are urging groups to come forward to claim a share of the money.
Projects could be anything from initiatives that boost the character of local parks and open spaces to ones that create a new or improved community or arts facility.
Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:
“Section 106 money is a fantastic resource to improve the local area. We are looking forward to seeing the variety of projects that are put forward, and will work with Burntwood Town Council to assess which ones should receive funding.”
Councillor Ken Humphreys, Chairman of Burntwood Town Council, added:
“We are very keen to hear from you if you are planning for or working on a project in Burntwood that will benefit the local area. This could include a scheme that will boost community safety and reduce levels of crime locally, or projects that improve the leisure, arts provision or local environment. We will work hard to make sure the projects that are chosen are ones that will benefit the local community, and look forward to creating an even better Burntwood.”
For more information or to download and application visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/section106. The deadline for all applications is April 16, 2010.