Aerial photo of the Getgrants workshop in the council chamber
Fifty delegates from schools, GP surgeries and other organisations attended workshops which provided advice on how to apply for funding from the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF).
Hertsmere Borough Council hosted the two workshops at Civic Offices, on 4 and 11 May, to help people thinking of applying for a grant from the fund, which comes from a levy on developers of new homes and other properties, towards improvements to local facilities and services.
Both workshops were supported by the organisation getgrants.org.uk, which provides advice to organisations on how to apply for funding.
CIF applications are for a minimum of £5,000 funding for projects to be delivered over the next 12 months and the closing date for 2018 applications is 1 June after which a decision will be made on the successful funding bids.
Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Localism, said: “Funding from the CIF can help to make a real difference to communities by improving facilities and services, but the deadline for bids is fast approaching so applications need to be made soon.
“It was great to see so many people attending the workshops to find out how they could apply for funding and these events were very useful for those looking to find out more.”
For more information about the fund, visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/CIF.
Posted on Monday 14th May 2018