Deprived Amber Valley wards to be given cash boost

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The most deprived areas in Amber Valley are about to get an extra injection of cash.

The news follows a decision by Amber Valley Borough Council deciding to give councillors a sum of money to spend in their area.

Councillors in the 11 most deprived areas of the Borough will each have up to £1,000 to spend per year to support local projects aimed at reducing the deprivation and enabling an improvement in the quality of life for their local residents. Applications for funding can only be received from not-for-profit groups/organisations and not individuals.

There will be no lower limit and applications for over £1,000 can be supported by councillors wishing to combine resources for projects that benefit larger communities.

Council leader Paul Jones said: “This extra money is intended to make a positive difference to those communities in greatest need within the Borough. We are particularly looking for projects that provide wide community benefit, involve as many local people as possible, tackle real local issues and support hard to reach groups.”

The scheme will run from 1st July 2014 to 31st March 2016.