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Thousands of pounds in grants help good causes Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings

Community groups and organisations in South Kesteven have benefited from thousands of pounds of additional funding during the past year.

Each elected member of South Kesteven District Council has had a ward member grant - increased to £1,000 each during the current financial year - to help counter the effects of coronavirus on local communities.

The scheme was launched in 2018 to help get funding directly to the groups that need it with the minimum of fuss or "red tape".

Ward member grants have helped many local good causes. (45097776)
Ward member grants have helped many local good causes. (45097776)

Council leader Kelham Cooke (Con- Casewick) said: "Our elected members have a unique knowledge of groups operating in their local area to support their community.

"This scheme aims to encourage community-led initiatives, supported by local councillors, who will play an active part in helping their communities deliver some real, important and often pressing ambitions."

Councillors can split their grant so a range of causes can be supported by a single member. The councillors can also pool their grants to jointly fund a specific project.

During 2020-21, money has been awarded to registered charities, community groups, voluntary groups, social enterprises, youth groups and faith or belief groups.

The good causes must be within South Kesteven and deliver projects that benefit to the people, the environment and the local community.

For more information and details of how to contact your ward councillor, please visit http://moderngov.southkesteven.gov.uk

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