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A £124,000 per year support scheme for community buildings could be launched by the county council.
Leicestershire’s ruling cabinet is set to consider a new Shire community buildings grant, to recognise their vital role in town and village life.
The county council is proposing to offer a mix of funding to cover both capital work – improvements for buildings – and support for business planning, advice and training – improvements in how the buildings are run.
It is part of the council’s communities in charge programme, which aims to support community groups to help themselves.
Blake Pain, cabinet member for communities, said: “Village halls and community centres are the thriving heart of their communities and often provide a base for important local services and activities.
“That’s why the council is proposing to launch this new fund, to support good ideas to make them even more vibrant.”
The cabinet meets at 2pm on Wednesday, March 6th to consider the report. If approved, the new funds will be available from April.
The proposed Shire community building grant will be available alongside other County Council community grants such as the Big Society grant fund and the Community Forum Budgets.