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Lichfield and Burntwood community groups urged to apply for funding

County Councillor Ben Adams launches the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

County Councillor Ben Adams launches the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

Community organisations across Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to apply for funding from their local county councillor.

Each councillor has an allocation of £10,000 to spend on projects in their area as part of the Staffordshire Community Fund.

Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture Ben Adams said:

“Groups and organisations can now apply to their county councillor for a share of his or her allocation of the Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

“The fund demonstrates how our county councillors play important roles in their communities. There have been some great success stories around the county which show how the fund can make a real difference.

“Community groups and organisations provide invaluable services and depend on funding from a variety of sources. We’re glad that we are able to help them to continue and thrive.”

Some of the community groups and organisations in Lichfield that benefitted from the Local Community Fund last year were:

  • Lichfield District Arts Association – funding for a special Hands on Art festival in July
  • Burntwood Town Council – funding for a family fun day
  • The Extracare Charitable Trust – bought tables, chairs and a bench for their residents, and friends and visitors
  • Kaleidoscope Ladies’ Choir – put the money towards a new piano
  • Jack and Jill’s Pre-School – used the money for outdoor play equipment and a new CD player
  • Friends of Chasetown Memorial Park – funding for lettering on a war memorial
  • Longdon Old Peoples’ Welfare Committee – funding to hire the village hall and the school hall for their monthly meetings
  • Little Aston Bowling Club – put the money towards two hardwood benches and cushions for the members and visiting teams

Anyone who wants to find out more about the Local Community Fund can contact their local county councillor or visit Staffordshire County Council’s website.

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