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Community groups in Bromsgrove District will once again be able to apply for grants to help pay for projects in areas that have been affected by new housing growth.

Bromsgrove District Council has allocated £74,000 for the grants, out of the ‘New Homes Bonus’ money it receives from the Government for the first few years after new homes are built.

Applications for some of that money can be made from Tuesday (May 7) in two tiers, of smaller grants of up to £1,480 and larger grants of up to £14,800.

Jayne Pickering, Executive Director of Finance and Resources for Bromsgrove District Council, said: “The council has again made this money available to community groups in areas affected by housing growth, and we’re now inviting bids. We’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re thinking of applying.”

The final deadline for bids to the New Homes Bonus (NHB) Community Grants Scheme is 5pm on Friday June 14, and for bids to be reviewed by district council officers prior to submission, which can help with the process, they must be submitted by 9am on Tuesday May 28.

The council’s NHB Grants Panel will consider the applications in August in order to make recommendations to the Cabinet, which is where the final decisions will be made in September.

Details including application forms and process timelines will be available here from 9am on Tuesday May 7.