There are a couple of pots of money for grants to be given to groups based in the Cressington ward. It's going to be done in a new way which involves public voting.
There'll be a Participatory Budgeting meeting to vote on the applications for the grants on 22 February at the Bridge Chapel Centre. (I'll blog more details nearer the time)
However the key thing now is for groups to get the bids in. Each pot has 5,000 pounds. One is for environmental type work and the other for things connected with health and wellbeing. Information is available from the LCVS website -www.lcvs.org.uk - where you can also find forms. The deadline is 25th January so there is not a lot of time left.
We've had problems in the past getting local organisations in Cressington to bid in for funds like this so I'm hopeful that this time more will apply.