Communities affected by quarrying offered share of £500,000

Community groups working in areas affected by quarrying are being offered the chance to apply for a share of £500,000 of government money to improve local facilities.

Rural community development charity Action with Communities in Rural England will manage the Community Aggregates or Comma Fund, which is provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The money is a share of cash raised by Defra through a levy on the quarrying industry. Grants of between £3,000 and £20,000 are available.

Local groups are eligible to apply for the cash, which could be used to buy children's play equipment or to improve the energy efficiency of a village hall, if they are within 10 kilometres of a working or disused quarry.

Sylvia Brown, chief executive of Acre, said: "Almost any community activities can be supported. If you live within 10 kilometres of a quarry it's likely that you will qualify. This is a fantastic opportunity to get the support you need to make a difference in your community"

More information on applying for the money can be found on Acre's website.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in
RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now