Mexborough community groups urged to apply for grants

Christine Spence.

Christine Spence.

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Community groups in Mexborough are urged to apply for grants from a funding package or risk losing the money.

The Government-led Community Development Foundation has awarded £11,000 to the town, and good causes are being urged to apply for their share of the money.

Grants are available between £250 and £2, 500 but applications must be in by November 1 or the town will risk losing the funding package.

Christine Spence, a member of the Community First Panel for Mexborough, which administers the fund, invited groups to come forward.

The Mexborough resident said: “If applications don’t come in then we would lose the funding. We need to show the Foundation that our town wants the money. But we have never lost the money before and we are sure all the money will go out to good causes. Please contact us with a request for funding and a description about the group and all the good work you have been doing.”

This is the fourth and final year of the fund, which has provided more than £30, 000 for the town in that time.

Previous groups to benefit include a neighbourhood watch scheme, which used the money to buy a mobile CCTV camera as a way to combat anti-social behaviour.

Groups will be asked to match-fund any donations or provide the equivalent in volunteer working hours. Contact 01709 582 244.