Latest Awards See Community Benefit Fund Reach £55,000

Latest Awards See Community Benefit Fund Reach £55,000

Five local organisations are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants from the annual Potato Pot Community Benefit Fund.

Since 2016, the Fund has awarded over £55,000 in grants to highly deserving local projects, including the 2018 Dean Scarecrow and Arts Festival.

Organisations awarded grants in the 2018 round of the Community Benefit Fund are as follows:

  • Ullock Village Hall, Energy Efficient Lighting and Hearing Loop – £1,687
  • Solway Methodist Circuit, Old Chapel Project – £5,000
  • St. Oswalds Parochial Church Council, Churchyard Improvements – £2,951
  • 217 Bus Group, Bus Service – £2,073
  • Kirkstile Community Centre, Renovation Works – £9,000

Louise Richardson, Treasurer of the Kirkstile Community Centre, said:

“On behalf of the Kirkstile Community Centre I would like to thank the Potato Pot Community Benefit Fund. This grant will allow us to further update the facilities of our village hall to provide a much needed community venue which will be more attractive to organisations and individuals to hire and subsequently can be enjoyed by all members of this rural community.”

The Potato Pot Community Benefit Fund was launched in April 2016 and has £18,900 available for local community projects each year. Groups located within a 4km radius of the Potato Pot Wind Farm near Braithwaite in Cumbria can apply for amounts between £250 and £9,000.

The next closing date for applications is 17 July 2019.

For full details about the Fund and how to apply, please click here.