Community groups in Tewkesbury and Badgeworth are being asked to express an interest for funds that could make a real difference to local projects in their community.

These areas have seen a number of new homes introduced recently and, as a result of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Tewkesbury Borough Council has collected contributions from the developers to invest back into local community projects, specifically for sport, leisure and playing pitches.

Community groups can express an interest in Section 106 monies where the fund allocation is not explicit. Expressions of interest will need to highlight that a need in the community has arisen as a result of new housing development.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 9 April 2020.

Councillor Clare Softley, lead member for communities, said: “Almost £50,000 has been put aside for sports provision in the Badgeworth area, as well as £130,000 in Mitton for sport and changing facilities. £325,000 is available in the Wheatpieces for pitches and changing facilities. We would love to hear from local groups who can demonstrate how they can meet the needs of the community who have, and will move into, these areas, so please do get in touch.”

To find out more and to make an expression of interest, please visit our website or call your local community and place development officer on 01684 295010.

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