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Community groups and businesses invited to apply for capital grants


Community groups and businesses in Tendring are invited to apply for grants from a funding pot of more than £160,000.

Businesses could receive grants of £5,000-£20,000 while community groups can apply for funding between £1,000 and £20,000.

Coming from the Rural England Prosperity Fund – a ‘top-up’ of Tendring District Council’s (TDC) allocation from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – under government rules, as the funding is focused on rural prosperity, grants are available across Tendring district except in Clacton or Holland-on-Sea.

Ivan Henderson, TDC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Tourism, encouraged organisations to apply.

“This funding is intended to support firms in expanding or diversifying their business, or adopting new processes or technologies – and so would be perfect for buying a new piece of equipment or extending a premises,” Cllr Henderson said.

“For community groups this money could help provide, for example, play parks or extensions to community buildings – something which creates a legacy for the area for years to come.

“If you think you could benefit from this please apply, or speak to a member of the team for further advice. We really want to get this money out into the community helping deliver improvements for our residents and businesses.”

Businesses must provide 25% of match-funding to be eligible, while community organisations do not need to find matched funds. Funds are for capital projects only, so cannot be used for repairs to existing buildings or running costs.

To apply visit the TDC website at

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