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The village of Eye, Peterborough, is set to receive a boost after Larkfleet Homes announced it will use its Community Fund to run a competition giving away £2,500 to each of two community groups or charities which deliver the best projects that benefit and involve the local community.
The competition will be run in conjunction with the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation which manages the Community Fund. It is open to any charity or non-profit organisation based either in Eye or elsewhere, such as Peterborough, to enter.
The proposed projects must include a high level of community involvement and must be able to be delivered in the first six months of 2017.
Larkfleet, which has previously made a series of grants totalling over £2,000 through the Larkfleet Community Fund to charitable projects in Eye such as Eye Brownies, Eye Community Runners and the George Matthews Friendship Club, hopes the new competition will have another positive impact on the community in Eye.
Karl Hick, Larkfleet CEO, said: “The money in the Community Fund is designed to support and nurture the local community of Eye village.
“We felt that a competition would be a fantastic way of choosing how to award the next round of funds, while encouraging community engagement among charities and non-profit organisations. The judges are most looking forward to seeing the eventual winning projects come to fruition in the first half of next year.
“The aim of the Larkfleet Community Fund is to offer communities opportunities to receive financial support for projects and causes that deliver at the local level.”
The deadline to apply for the competition is 15 November 2016. A panel of judges will then choose two deserving winners which will each receive £2,500 in prize-money. The results will be announced in December.
Visit the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website (www.tiny.cc/Eye-Larkfleet) for further details.