Council grant scheme open

A community grant scheme set up by Northumberland County Council is open to the next round of bids.

Community groups across the county are being offered funding to help deliver projects under the Community Chest scheme

The council is to make more than £300,000 available to community groups to support activities that will benefit and are needed by local communities.

The grant scheme is open to any voluntary or community, not-for-profit group or organisation based in, or predominantly serving, Northumberland.

The council is keen to hear from organisations that haven’t applied for the scheme before.

The deadline for the next round of funding applications is Friday, May 8. Applications will be considered by funding panels made up of councillors from across the county.

To apply, log on to www.northumberland.gov.uk