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​Time for the community to have their say on local funding

Press release   •   Feb 19, 2019 19:21 GMT

A record number of applications have been received from community groups for The Pitch funding – and it’s now time for the public to decide who gets it.

The fund was launched in November 2017 and has continued to grow in popularity, with 122 projects seeking support in the latest round of funding.

This unprecedented interest continues to demonstrate the desire from local people and groups in Bury to play their part in helping themselves and others to improve health and wellbeing within their communities.

Attention now turns to the six ‘Pitch’ funding events which will take place across March, where the bidding groups will be showcasing their proposals to residents, who will then have the opportunity to vote on which projects they want to fund.

The six Pitch funding events are:

  • Bury West: Saturday 2 March, 11am at All Saints Church
  • Whitefield/Unsworth: Sunday 3 March, 1pm at St Michael’s Hall
  • Radcliffe: Saturday 9 March, 11am at Radcliffe United Reformed Church
  • Prestwich: Sunday 10 March, 11am at Longfield Suite
  • Ramsbottom, Tottington, North Manor: Saturday 16 March, 1pm at Holcombe Brook Sports Club
  • Bury East: Saturday 23 March, 11am at the Polish Centre
  • Councillor Tamoor Tariq, cabinet member for communities and safer neighbourhoods, said: "Once again we have seen a huge amount of interest from a wide range of innovative community projects which epitomises the community spirit in Bury and demonstrates the work being undertaken by our unsung heroes right here in our neighbourhoods.

    “I would encourage residents to come to our Pitch events to hear about the projects in their area and then vote for how the funding should be used. The events will also be an opportunity for our groups to network, recruit volunteers and potentially start collaborative new projects with other members of the community. Please join us there and have your say.”

    ENDS

    Press release issued: 19 February 2019.