Community grants up for grabs across the county

Community projects in Nottinghamshire are being urged to apply for thousands of pounds worth of funding, generated by a tax paid on landfill in the area.

Not-for-profit organisation WREN wants applications for its small and main grant schemes, which award individual grants of between £2,000 and £50,000.

Funds will be awarded to projects across the UK that will improve the lives of local people, such as play areas, village halls and parks.

To apply for funding, projects must be located within ten miles of a landfill site.

Penny Beaumont, WREN’s grant manager, said: “We’re keen to receive applications from community projects – such as play areas, village halls and sports clubs – that need funding to make a real difference to their local area.

“Times are tight and it is proving ever more difficult for grass roots projects to apply for public funding.”

WREN has supported over 700 projects, giving away more than £12.5m. Visit wren.org.uk to find our more.