Once again it was good to see new faces at this month’s meeting, including two of our local Councillors.

Our meetings always start with updates since the previous meeting, including the successful Shelthorpe Community Association and GPC joint community event held on the 23rd September on the proposed site of the community centre. It was noted that William Davis had kindly organised for the grass to be cut the day before the event.

We welcomed Ingrid Cunningham as a new member onto the committee, adding a number of new skills to the team.

We discussed the various tasks assigned to the various sub-groups which have been set up to work on the next stage of the Big Lottery application.

The Funding sub-group announced the outcome of the Bright Ideas submission for additional skills training, which was unsuccessful. They announced the successful CBC Reaching Communities grant which was used for the community event on the green.

We also heard about the CBC Community Facilities grant on the 20th September and managed to turn around a submission in record time to meet the deadline on the 21st! We will hear back in November whether the application is successful.

They have also been working on a new grant application called the Awards for All grant, supported by the Big Lottery.

The group will be turning their attention to a number of other grants which are coming up in 2018 which could be used to fund various aspects of the proposed community centre including BIFFA , Mick George and Wooden Spoon.

The Business plan sub-group have continued to meet over the past few weeks to progress the application.

You can find out more about these sub-groups on our ‘How you can help‘ page.

27 September 2017 meeting