Scarborough villages are being urged to come forward with projects and schemes that could benefit from a share of £22,000.
The cash has been made available as a result of an under spend in the last financial year by Scarborough Council’s Central Rural Area Committee.
Villages that are eligible to benefit from the scheme include Snainton, Brompton-by-Sawdon, Wykeham, North Moor and Ruston, Hutton Buscel, West Ayton, East Ayton, Irton, Seamer and Crossgates, Scalby, Newby, Burniston, Cloughton, Staintondale and Ravenscar.
Cllr David Jeffels, committee chairman, said: “In the past we have been able to award grants to a wide range of village community initiatives, which have improved the quality of life for many people. In these difficult economic times we appreciate that even a modest grant can kick-start an aspiration in a village and encourage further fund raising to achieve a goal to provide an amenity or environmental improvement. Therefore I am sure this money will be put to very good use in our villages, as it has been in the past.”
The committee is asking communities and parish councils to come forward with their project ideas as soon as possible ahead of a committee meeting on November 12 at St Mark’s Church Hall, Newby.
Application forms can be downloaded from the council’s website. The deadline for submitting applications is October 25.