Basildon Conservative County Councillors invite applications for funding
Essex Conservative county councillors across Basildon Borough are administrators of a Locality Fund to support projects in their respective divisions - £10,000 per councillor.
Members across the Borough have already allocated funding to a number of projects and community groups, from cycle racks at schools to park benches and Christmas lights. But, so far, partly owing to Covid, a large amount of locality funding currently has not been allocated.
Basildon Conservatives therefore invite any local groups or organisations to contact us if we can help deliver something of benefit to the community.
There are specific guidelines for the Locality Fund. We cannot fund individuals, only community groups. We also cannot fund anything with ongoing costs, such as rent/utility bills. But any community groups, pop-up cafes, parish councils, residents' associations, youth organisations, etc, are very welcome to get in touch with any ideas they have for projects that need funding.
Final awards must be made by the end of January, so please do no delay!
Any interested group, please contact email@example.com with your location and contact details so that you can be referred to the appropriate county member.
UPDATE: **Some grants so far**
Cllrs Anthony Hedley and Richard Moore (Billericay & Burstead) have submitted some grants for The Billericay School and Mayflower School for outside seating and canopies that they need for pupils. He has also submitted a grant application (pending) for a 'safer journeys to school' project at Brightside School.
Cllr Jeff Henry (Laindon Park & Fryerns) has allocated grants to community gardens in Laindon and Fryerns, St Nicholas Church, Manor Mission, a school project at Laindon Park Primary School.
Cllr Stephen Hillier (Pitsea) has provided funding to Motivated Minds and Bowers Gifford Parish Council and local church groups.
Cllrs Tony Ball and Malcolm Buckley (Wickford Crouch) have allocated grants to a local bowls club, cycle racks at local schools, benches, Noak Bridge village pond refurbishment and a pergola in the park, local Christmas lights and grants to Shotgate, Ramsden Bellhouse and Noak Bridge parish councils.