ONE million pounds is up for grabs for local community initiatives which are invited to apply for the cash as part of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust's £1 million CommYOUnity Challenge.
The trust this week announced details of its major new funding initiative, first revealed at its AGM last year, which is an opportunity for members of the community to receive money they need to get their ideas and projects started.
Helen Munro, the town trust’s chief executive said: “We are looking for great ideas and innovative projects that would make Stratford a better place to live and work.
“These projects will need to be significant as the minimum amount successful applicants will receive is £200,000. There’s even the real possibility that we may choose to award the entire £1 million to just one amazing project!
“This money is in addition to the substantial sums the town trust awards each quarter, through its main grants giving programme.”
Anyone can put forward an idea and apply for funding. They don’t have to live in Stratford but their project must be for the benefit of town’s people. Applications are welcomed from organisations, informal groups and individuals, aged 18 and over and will need to be submitted by 29th May.
In July the town trust hopes to choose up to 12 of the best ideas so that these can be more fully developed and funding applications can be made. Help and financial support will be provided during this stage.
The winning projects will then be announced in February at the Pride of Stratford Awards.
To find out more, visit www.stratfords1million.co.uk or call 01908 247634.
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