Catton Grove Big Local

Community Chest

Are you a community group with an idea for a project that could help make our area an even better place to live?

Would a small pot of money from Big Local help your group do something great?

Catton Grove Big Local Community Chest offers grants of up to £1000 to community groups for projects that will benefit residents living in the Big Local area.  The application process is really easy and we can offer support to groups who would like to apply.

Pavilion Playgroup were awarded a Community Chest grant earlier this year.  Assistant Playgroup Supervisor Sue said…

We wanted to promote healthy eating and its benefits. We decided to create a healthy eating garden within our lovely outside play area to encourage the children to sow, grow and eat their own fruit and vegetables.  I was aware of Community Chest and decided to apply for a grant. Within a couple of weeks I learned that we had been successful and had been awarded an amazing £500 for our gardening project.

We used the grant to buy the resources that we needed, such as raised beds, small plastic greenhouses, seed trays, pots, a compost bin, plants, seeds, compost, grow-bags and gloves.  We now have a lovely garden full of fruit and vegetables. The children have been involved from the start, helping to dig the soil, fill containers with compost and sow seeds and plant bulbs. They have been able to taste food straight from the garden. They have learnt about the benefits of food, how good it is for them and have loved every minute of it.

I would recommend Big Local’s Community Chest to any group that needs to raise money for a local project.

If you would like to apply for a Community Chest grant send us a message via our Contact Us page or call Big Local on 07761 426381 and we can give you all the information you need.

Don’t delay – do it today!