Money made available for community projects in Basildon

Billericay Community Garden
Cllr Gavin Callaghan with Caroline Bannister in the Billericay community garden

Deadline for applications is January 26

Basildon Council is urging local community and voluntary groups to apply for funding of up to £2,000 towards their projects.

The grants to organisations fund is open to applications until Friday, January 26. Grants of between £100 and £2,000 are available to support projects which will benefit the local community.

The fund is open to applications in three rounds throughout the financial year. In the last stage the Billericay community garden was awarded £2,000 towards its development.

Caroline Bannister, treasurer of the Billericay community garden, said: “This money means so much to us, it’s fantastic. I actually found out about the grant by attending one of

Basildon Council’s free funding workshops, which proved extremely beneficial.”

Councillor Gavin Callaghan, Basildon Council’s Chairman of the Policy and Resources committee, visited the community garden on Monday (January 8).

He said: “The garden is a fantastic example of what our residents can achieve by working together and taking pride in their community.

“This brilliant community project encourages children to learn in the great outdoors, acts as a retreat for lonely and vulnerable residents, and encourages people in Billericay to interact by growing, eating and sharing food.”


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