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We launch 2016 Community Support Scheme for Chester

Yesterday marked the launch of our 2016 Chester Community Support Scheme – the second consecutive year the scheme will run.

Since the launch of the Chester Community Scheme in 2015, we have awarded £3,400 in grants to seven community groups across Chester. Last year, grant winners included: Chester Gladiators, which was given £400 to help set up an under 9 and under 11 rugby team, Chester Swimming Association, which received £500 to help fund the re-opening of the Chester City Baths, and Chester Operatic Society, which was awarded £500 to spend on a new electronic piano, replacing the old instrument which had been used for the past 10 years.

How to apply

We are hoping to be able to make a positive difference in the area again by inviting local charities, community groups and organisations from across Chester to apply for grants of up to £500 to support the work they are doing in the area.

Applications will be reviewed quarterly, with grants ranging from £100 to £500. The scheme only considers applications from groups whose work benefits the local community; applications from individuals, projects that promote party political activities or religious causes, projects that benefit or involve animals and commercial enterprises are not accepted.

To find out more, and download an online application form, visit our Chester Community Scheme page.