Projects aiming to improve life in Lichfield could be in line for a share of £190,000 worth of funding.

Lichfield District Council is making the money available for capital projects – such as developing a building or buying benches – after raising the pot via section 106 funding from local developments, including the former Victoria Hospital site.

The money cannot be used for revenue schemes, such as the cost of running an event or a venue.

Councillor Alan White, cabinet member for development services, said: “This is a great opportunity to apply for money to fund a Lichfield city project.

“We’re looking forward to receiving the applications to see what sort of schemes are coming up across the city.

“In particular, we want to fund projects that benefit the local area in one of three ways. These are: supporting local people, shaping local places and supporting the local economy.”

The applications will be published at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldcityfunding between April 16 and June 1.

“We’ll be asking people to give us their views on any projects they are keen to see delivered,” added Cllr White.

Applicants will also be invited to display their projects in the Lichfield Garrick on May 2 from 3pm to 6pm, so people can find out more. At the event, the council will also be celebrating past projects that have benefited from section 106 funding.

After June 1, all the applications and any comments received will be assessed by a team at the district council, before the final funding decisions are made by Lichfield District Council’s cabinet.  

The deadline to apply is April 13. For more information, or to download an application form, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldcityfunding or telephone Asmita Kathrani on 01543 308149 or email Asmita.kathrani@lichfielddc.gov.uk.