Lichfield District Council has announced the 16 projects that will receive a share of more than £200,000.

Earlier this year, the local authority asked local people to tell them how they would like a pot funding to be spent in the city.

The money was secured by the council from developers, who were asked to contribute towards improving the local area through section 106 agreements, as part of its planning approvals for Lichfield developments.

In all the council has chosen 16 projects to distribute a share of £211,000 to. Among the recipients is Saxon Hill School that has been awarded £25,000 towards phase two of its Community Café.

Lichfield City Council has also been successful and will receive £3,000 towards The Little City Tree Trail. This will see an educational city centre based tree trail established that will incorporate sites of historic interest along the way.

The district council has allocated £30,000 towards Stowe Pool, which will be spent on play equipment, new benches and bins, tree planting, footpaths and more.

Councillor Alan White said: “We had some really interesting applications for the funding, and we’re confident that the projects we’ve chosen will make a difference to our Lichfield city residents and visitors. We’re looking forward to seeing the projects develop, thanks to the funding boost.”

Other projects to receive funding include a community radio station, improving Christian Field’s Nature Reserve, a Jubilee Sculpture Trail in Darnford Park and improvements to Beacon Park’s tennis courts.