Cash grants on offer to improve Bulwell community

Groups and residents in Bulwell will be going head to head in a bid to get funding for ideas to improve their community.

Applications to enter the “Councillors’ Den” are open to any groups or individuals who may wish to launch projects or need money to buy equipment for community work within the Bulwell and Bulwell Forest Ward areas.

Three councillors from Bullwell and three from Bulwell Forest will be chatting to applicants at a special event in July and then selecting a shortlist of six projects per ward.

The final three projects for each ward will be decided by public vote.

Coun Nick McDonald, portfolio holder for Jobs and Growth, and a Bulwell Forest councillor for Nottingham City Council, said: “It’s not just three community groups per ward that are going to get a real boost from this – it’s the community as a whole. It’s going to be a tough job whittling it down to the final six and it’s right that residents will have the final say in a vote because it’s local people who will benefit from these investments.”

Applications need to be submitted by May 31st and the event takes place on July 1st at Bulwell Riverside Centre. £500 will go to each of the three ideas or projects that get selected.

For more information contact Emma Eckhardt on emma.eckhardt@nottinghamcity.gov.uk