More than £12,000 in grants has been given the go-ahead to help projects in two rural areas of Erewash.
Councillors gave the green light to the grants at a meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive on 2 October in a further round of payouts from the council’s Rural Community Grant Scheme.
The council invested £250,000 in total over four years, ending in March next year, for projects that benefit rural communities.
The following grants were approved:
• £3,600 for Risley Cricket Club to install a new energy efficient and secure roof as part of refurbishment work at the club’s pavilion.
• £8,590 towards an extension at West Hallam Village Hall for the installation of a disabled toilet.
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
“We continue to recognise the hard work carried out by local groups and Parish Councils in our communities. We are now into the final year of this four-year rural grant scheme and are delighted to have helped with valuable projects across the borough. We will look to open up a further round of funding with the remaining money before the end of this financial year.”
As part of the scheme, all 13 Parish Councils in Erewash have been encouraged to apply for grants on behalf of local groups and organisations.