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September deadline for community grant applications 

Voluntary and community groups across the county that are in need of financial assistance are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest scheme. 
The money can be used for a wide range of community causes including those that enhance the environment and promote health and wellbeing. The grant has also been particularly helpful to youth groups and sports groups. 
Grants of 75% up to a maximum of £5,000 are available and there is no minimum amount for applications. The deadline for the next round of funding is September 30, and the application process is very straight forward. 
Northumberland County Councillor Barry Flux, business chair said: 
“Community groups are often enthusiastic to do more to meet the needs of their communities, but lack of money is often a major obstacle for them. The community chest is a popular grant fund and is aimed at helping these hard-working groups finance worthwhile community causes. We have made it as simple as possible to apply for the grant, so please do get in touch if you think you have a project, we may be able to help you fund.” 
For more information or to apply to the fund you can go to and type in ‘Community Chest’ in the search box or email: 
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