Torridge District Council has launched a new Councillor Community Grants Scheme. Voluntary or community groups serving residents in the Torridge District area are eligible and are encouraged to apply for this grant, which is in addition to the Community

Torridge District Council has launched a new Councillor Community Grants Scheme.Voluntary or community groups serving residents in the Torridge District area are eligible and are encouraged to apply for this grant, which is in addition to the Community Grants Scheme launched by the council earlier this year. The Councillor Community Grants Scheme will enable councillors to support projects benefiting residents in their wards. Each councillor has been allocated a budget of £2,000. Torridge District Council Leader Cllr James Morrish said: "The scheme will enable councillors to support local groups within their communities even more, and to become more involved with local projects at a grass roots level." Councillors are able to join up with other ward councillors to support a wider project, and can offer up to 100 per cent of the total project costs. Councillors may choose to award the whole of their £2,000 budget to one project, or break the fund down into smaller grants to a number of different projects.Groups interested in applying to the scheme should contact the appropriate ward councillor in the first instance. If you are unsure which councillor represents your area, contact the Community Development Team on (01237) 428871 or email anna.malone@torridge.gov.uk