Posted: Thursday 17th August 2017
Hertfordshire County Council’s locality budget scheme has funded thousands of community projects since it was launched in 2009, supporting local good causes and making a real difference to people across Hertfordshire.
County councillors work closely with local communities to identify local issues and have £10,000 a year each to spend on worthwhile projects in their area. They welcome applications from across the local community.
The following grants have been made in the last month:
Cllr Lynn Chesterman (Welwyn Garden City South) has allocated £250 to Victim Support for pay for additional Mental Health training for the entire team and volunteers.
Cllr Fiona Guest (Hemel Hempstead North West) has allocated £1,000 to Chaulden Neighbourhood Association towards the cost of a new floor in the community centre. Cllr Guest said: “A new floor will help to make the centre a safer and more attractive venue for local people. The funding of it jointly by county and borough is a good example of both councils working together for the good of the community.”
Cllr John Hale (Colney Heath & Marshalswick) has allocated £500 to Transition St Albans toward the costs of Sustainable St Albans Week 2018. Cllr Hale said: “Sustainable St Albans is a fantastic project that highlights many of the activities taking place in Colney Heath & Marshalswick to protect and enhance the environment. It demonstrates that local groups can and do make a difference.”
Cllr Jeff Jones (Buntingford) has allocated £590 to Buntingford Town Council for a third socket for a Speed Indication Device. Cllr Jones said: “I am happy to support this application which contributes towards funding speed indicators in the town. Speed indicators contribute greatly to reducing speeding traffic and improve road safety in the community.”
Cllr Mark Watkin (Nascot Park) has allocated £600 to Watford Mencap towards the cost of launching a community café at Watford Central Library. Cllr Watkin said: “I am delighted to be able to allocate money from my County Council Locality Fund to this excellent project which will encourage more residents to use the Library and give Mencap’s clients excellent life and work experience which they can use towards achieving their NVQ.”
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