Don’t let your Amersham project miss a chance of some cash

  |  Published: Apr 9th 2018
Gareth Williams, Amersham LAF chair. Photo courtesy Buckinghamshire County Council.
Gareth Williams, Amersham LAF chair. Photo courtesy Buckinghamshire County Council.

Do you run a community project in the Amersham Local Area? Could you benefit from some extra funding?

You may or may not have heard of ‘Amersham Decides’ - a Buckinghamshire County Council scheme where local projects in and around Amersham can bid for a share of £9,000 of Council funding.

It’s now just a fortnight to go until the application deadline so we really want to hear from you!

Any project could potentially be eligible so long as it’s benefitting the local community and it addresses one of Buckinghamshire County Council’s priorities, which are: 

  

·         Safeguarding our vulnerable

·         Creating Opportunities and Building Self Reliance

·         Ensuring Buckinghamshire is Thriving and Attractive

 

The £9,000 for ‘Amersham Decides’ has been allocated via the Amersham Local Area Forum.

Local projects put their case forward by Friday 20 April then the schemes will be whittled down to four ‘finalists’. Local people will then vote on how the money should be spread between the four projects.

If you think a project you run is eligible then make sure you get in touch. Previous winners have included a group running mental health first aid courses, a pop up cinema and a memory box project at Amersham Museum. 

If you think your project in Amersham could qualify then take a look at the details at www.amershamdecides.co.uk and fill out a proposal form.

County Councillor Gareth Williams, who chairs the Amersham Local Area Forum, said:

“The deadline for submissions is fast approaching but please don’t let that put you off as we can help with any information you need. This scheme is great because ultimately local people get to decide themselves how money is spent in their local area, which is what our Local Area Forums are all about. 

We would especially love to hear from new projects so please do get in touch.”

Voices and Choices is an Amersham organisation that won funding through the last ‘Amersham Decides’. Their team of volunteers provide a range of support services for people who need assistance in their own homes, whether that’s helping with advice, support and how to find out practical information.

Barbara Poole from Voices and Choices says the funding made a real difference to them.

To find out more and to put your project forward go to www.amershamdecides.co.uk

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