Apply for community fund

An overhead view of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.
An overhead view of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.

Community groups in Sleaford and Kirkby la Thorpe are encouraged to apply for what remains in a grant funding pot to support projects within the two parishes.

As part of its responsibilities, the Community Liaison Panel overseeing the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant’s package of community wellbeing measures, determines applications for the Community Fund.

The Community Fund is a dedicated pot of £120,000, spread across three years, with grant applications now being accepted for the third year. There is £20,000 available for groups, organisations and schools in Sleaford and £60,000 for groups, organisations and schools in Kirkby la Thorpe parish. Bids need to be made by September 14 for consideration at the panel meeting on October 6.

The Community Liaison Panel is made up of representatives of North Kesteven District Council, Sleaford Town Council, Kirkby la Thorpe Parish Council and the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.

To date, the panel has awarded grants totalling more than £40,000 to 17 organisations. There is a quick form for applications of under £1,000 and more detailed information required for larger sums of up to £20,000.

Details at: www.sleafor
drep.co.uk or contact The Community Initiatives Team at NKDC on 01529 308267, or 01529 308257, or email com
munity_initiatives@n-keste
ven.gov.uk