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Handsacre projects invited to apply for a share of £37,000 funding pot

More than £37,000 is being made available to fund projects in Handsacre.

Groups involved in new social, recreation, education, community or health projects which will improve the area are being invited to apply for a slice of the section 106 funding by Lichfield District Council.

The £37,733 is only available for capital projects, such as improving a village hall or buying park benches. It cannot be spent on revenue projects, which includes the cost of running an event or a venue.

The pot of funding was secured from the development of 14 houses on the site of the former Handsacre service station.

Councillor Neil Roberts said: “We’re delighted to offer this funding to support projects in Handsacre, and we’re looking forward to receiving the applications.

“When allocating section 106 money, among other factors, we look at whether the projects support our priorities. These include making public spaces cleaner and greener, initiatives that will lead to new or better community facilities, projects that will improve community safety, and schemes that enhance the local environment – such as new street design.“

The applications will be assessed, before the final funding decisions are made by Lichfield District Council’s cabinet.

Anyone interested in applying is asked to contact Asmita Kathrani on 01543 308149 or email asmita.kathrani@lichfielddc.gov.uk to discuss their ideas before Christmas 2011.

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