Cash for Derbyshire Community Activities

A number of environmentally-themed projects have received cash from Derbyshire County Council's Action Grants scheme and there's still more to give away.

There's £1.25m still available and more than 200 community groups have already cashed in. Among these is the Eyam Repair Café which launched in February and will become part of a worldwide network of repair cafes where qualified volunteers repair stuff rather than it being thrown out.

Eyam resident Colin Shaw, who is helping to run the café, said: “Getting a £500 Action Grant has made the repair café possible. We used the money to buy toolkits and some for publicity. We’re already getting lots of interest from the local community and beyond.”

Colin added: “Applying for the grant was really straightforward and we found out in just a couple of weeks that we had been successful”.

There is a rolling programme of applications and the council will be awarding grants until the end of May 2020.

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