Posted: 13.10.21 at 09:55 by Francesca Evans
Northleigh Village Hall, near Colyton, is one of two venues to receive a share of almost £6,000 from East Devon District Council.
The village hall has received a grant of £2,590 to help pay to resurface its car park. This will make it much safer for people with physical mobility issues to use the hall.
The grant came from East Devon’s Community Building Fund, which has been running for more than 15 year and offering grants of up to £5,000 to help village halls, community buildings and shops.
Lympstone Village Hall also received £3,364 towards audiovisual equipment, including a new ceiling projector, to help it become more sustainable.
An additional two applications were also received and discussed at a EDDC meeting. One will be reconsidered once its planning application is decided on. The other will be reconsidered once its new lease is in place.
There is also still time left to apply for funding – if you know of a worthy project apply here.
Community buildings and community shops that are within an area covered by a town council are not eligible to apply.
The scheme’s purpose is to help rural community buildings and community shops all around East Devon with funding for projects such as new or improved toilet facilities, kitchen facilities, roof repairs, heating and new door fixtures.
The next closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, January 14 2022.
Councillor Jack Rowland, East Devon District Council's chair of the Community Grants Panel, said: “As the next closing date is on 14 January 2022, I’d encourage eligible bids to be submitted for consideration.
"The latest successful bids perfectly illustrate what can be achieved with assistance from this grant fund to make improvements to community buildings that have such an important role to play.”
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