A sports club and a church are benefitting from the latest round of grant aid allocations from the Community and Partnership team at Epping Forest District Council.
The scheme supports applications from voluntary and community groups towards projects that benefit their communities.
Theydon Bois Baptist Church (pictured above) receives £5,000 towards refurbishment of its kitchen which is used for many events, including community lunches – often attended by lonely and elderly residents.
Epping Sports Club in Lower Bury Lane, receives £1,703 towards refurbishment of its car park which is in a poor state.
Councillor Nigel Bedford, the new Portfolio Holder for Community and Partnerships said: “Any local community or voluntary group can apply for funding for up to 50% of their project – we expect them to match fund the remainder.
“We try to allocate funds quarterly and there is always a fair few applications to consider. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.”