In last year’s budget, Bury Labour announced a £600,000 social capital fund aimed at giving local townships much needed funding for community projects and activities.
We believed that local people know their own communities best and know what will make a real difference in their neighbourhood. This will further devolve power and decision making to local people, putting them at the heart of everything we do.
Following a process to apply for the first phase of funding, the Council had a huge amount of interest and received applications from a number of fantastic, local projects aimed at improving the lives of people across Bury.
After an initial scoring process, a shortlist of projects was produced which then went to a panel for final decision. We are pleased to report that 23 innovative projects were either fully or partly funded and we look forward to seeing the tangible impact that these many and varied projects will make to the people of Bury.
Cllr Tamoor Tariq, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “I can confirm that the Social Capital Fund will run for two more years and information will be made available for the 2019/20 round of funding in the near future. Let me just thank all those who applied and are doing so much for their local areas.”