Up to £25k on offer for community projects - The Rugby Observer

Up to £25k on offer for community projects

Rugby Editorial 29th Sep, 2018   0

COMMUNITY projects could bag up to £25,000 from a fund to support worthy causes.

The Aviva Community Fund will help to fund over 500 local projects across the UK in three categories – Environment, Health & Wellbeing and Skills for Life.

Previous winners in Rugby include Coton Park Resident’s Association who were able to fund a community day, and Paddox Primary School which spent the money on outdoor learning yurts.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey called on his constituents to take advantage.

He said: “There are many great projects throughout the constituency which could benefit from the Aviva Community Fund. I have met community groups who have achieved wonderful things for their local area, but I know that additional funding will always be welcomed to help make a project or area even more successful.

“In previous years some great projects in Rugby have been awarded funding including a forest school at Paddox Primary which has enabled pupils to learn more about outdoor activities including survival skills, camping and cooking.

“If you are involved in a community group, local charity or school which could benefit, I would urge you to put together an application as this could transform your project. I hope that this year there will be more winners from Rugby.”

The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday (October 9). Finalists will be decided by public vote, with winners chosen by a panel of judges. The winning projects will be announced early next year.

Visit www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/campaign/getinvolved for more information.

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