Voluntary organisations in Uttlesford can apply for funding as part of the district council's Community Project Grants scheme.

Grants of up to £3,500 are available to groups such as village hall committees, community shops, town and parish councils, community associations, sports clubs, leisure and cultural groups and play and recreation clubs and groups.

The council will consider grants to fund any of the following:

  • Development of land for recreational purposes, including environmental improvements.
  • Buildings or facilities that are available for community use such as village halls, community centres or public conveniences.
  • Car parks and access roads to car parks directly associated with a community use building.
  • Music and theatre groups.
  • Children's play areas, including equipment and safety surfacing.
  • Improvement, refurbishment or extension to any of the facilities outlined above.
  • Essential equipment that contributes significantly to the aims and objectives of the project.
  • Training or a one-off staffing cost that contributes significantly to the development of the project or increases benefit to the community (wages and salaries cannot be paid)

Eligible projects must be completed after April 1 this year and before March 20, 2024.

Applications close at midday on Monday, July 17.

To apply visit www.uttlesford.gov.uk/community-project-grant or contact Sue Hayden on 01799 510563 or shayden@uttlesford.gov.uk.