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Community Council launches its 2020/21 Blackcraig ‘Micro Grants’ application process

A number of community councils around Blackcraig windfarm are now receiving £2000 per year to be distributed through ‘micro-grants’.

This month sees the launch of the Corsock and Kirkpatrick Durham Community Council micro-grant scheme.

Awards of up to £500 to organisations and £250 to individuals will be considered, for projects for charitable purposes to the general benefit of local residents.

These must primarily benefit residents of the Corsock and Kirkpatrick Durham Community Council area. A map of the Community Council boundary, which includes Old Bridge of Urr and Knockvennie, is available here: https://info.dumgal.gov.uk/CommunityCouncils/Home/Detail/50.

The application form is available online (here: https://corsockhall.wixsite.com/home/post/2020—2021-micro-grants-apply-by-26-october-2020) with details on how it should be returned by the application deadline of October 26.

Corsock and Kirkpatrick Durham Community Council Chairman, Joe Seed, said: “This is now our second year of funding. Last year we awarded the full £2000 that we had available, across 8 projects that benefit to our local residents. These included hall improvement costs, equipment such as lawnmower and dishwashers, and community activities.

“We are keen to get the word out about the next funding round and if you have any queries, please get in touch. Applications are welcomed from groups or individuals by 26 October. Our thanks go as always to the Blackcraig Windfarm Fund for the money.”