Leicestershire County Council has launched a £124,000 SHIRE Community Building Grant Fund to support Community Buildings across Leicestershire.
A maximum £6000 grant and or £4000 loan can be offered to constituted management groups who manage community buildings in Leicestershire.
There is a mix of funding available to cover both capital work – improvements for buildings – and support for business planning, advice and training - improvements in how the buildings are run.
Leicestershire County Council is looking to support costs of: More »
•Major repairs, such as new roofs and floors:
•Improvements that increase Community Building capacity or enable wider usage such as extensions and internal refits.
•Acquisition of buildings (via purchase or long lease) in order to provide a community facility.
•Construction of new Community Buildings.
•Training and development of the committee members, volunteers and staff running Community Buildings
•Support with strengthening governance, developing business plans and community consultation.
Applications will be considered by a Grants Panel. For applications to be considered by the next panel meeting in December, applications need to be submitted by Wednesday 20th of November.
For more details about the fund and how to apply, please visit
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Help us set our strategic priorities for Leicestershire
Come along to one of our consultation events and tell us about your experiences and issues on the health and social care services you receive.
Until the end of November 2013 Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWL) will be engaged in setting its priorities. These will be used so HWL can focus on the key concerns of your community about health and social care services, and ensure that the public has a voice in the planning and design of services.
Tell us about your experience of services such as:
• GPs and practices
• Mental health services
• Social care
• Community health services
• Carers services
• Children and young people’s services More »
We will use the information you give us to help identify five key local issues that matter to your community. These issues will be the focus of our work to improve health and social care services for people living in Leicestershire.
Book onto your local event:
Market Harborough - Friday 25 October 10am - 12pm
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The next round for Harborough Cnetral happens next Thursday 10th October at: -
Kibworth Methodist Church, School Road, Kibworth Beauchamp, Harborough, LE8 0JE
The topics for this forum are: -
Police Update & Crime Report
Fllooding Strategy & Survey
Leicestershire County Council Budget cuts
If you want to attend then the meeting starts at 7pm with networking at 6:30pm
Nominate a sporting star, dedicated volunteer/coach or your team of the year!
Local Sport Alliances (LSA), in conjunction with Local Authorities and their local media outlets, are holding Sports Awards evenings to showcase and celebrate the achievements of local individuals and clubs in sport and physical activity over the last 12 months.
Nominations are sought to highlight the great developments in sport and physical activity that are happening at a local level across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Now's the time to acknowledge those sporting achievements of teams and individuals that compete in sport and honour the dedicated volunteers and coaches who work tirelessly behind the scenes. More »
8 local award ceremonies will take place across Leicester-Shire & Rutland and winners from certain categories will feed into the Leicester Mercury Awards 2013.
Now it's your chance to nominate someone who deserves recognition in your area!
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