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Community groups in Bromsgrove District can apply for grants to help pay for projects in areas where new housing growth has had an effect from next week.

Bromsgrove District Council has allocated £79,000 for the grants out of ‘New Homes Bonus’ money it receives from the Government for the first few years after new homes are built, and applications for some of that money can be made from Tuesday May 8.

Two tiers of grants are available, smaller grants for up to £1,500 and larger grants for up to £15,800.

Cllr Geoff Denaro, Leader of the council, said: “I’m pleased to once again invite local community groups to bid for some of this money, to make improvements that help with the impact of local housing growth.”

The final deadline for bids to the New Homes Bonus (NHB) Community Grants Scheme is June 15, and anyone that intends to have their bids reviewed by officers prior to submission, which can help with the process, will need to submit them by May 29.

In previous years local groups have used larger and smaller grants from the scheme to help provide vehicles, sports facilities and equipment, repairs and maintenance, and more.

Details including application forms and timelines can be found here: www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/nhb.