This is the 7th year of the Annual Ashton Bursary Awards. The purpose of the Bursary Awards Scheme is to allow the Ashton Community Trust to use some of its resources to provide assistance to other community led projects especially where there is clear evidence of voluntary input and where resources for a group are scarce. To date 75 bursaries have been granted to local groups involved in activities such as sport, art, music, health, housing, culture, history, remembrance, safety and well being. In providing financial support Ashton Community Trust is recognising the fantastic efforts of those directly involved in voluntary action on the ground and who reflect the great community spirit here in the New Lodge. To be eligible for the bursary, groups must meet the following criteria;

• Is inclusive and non party political
• Is working in the Greater New Lodge area
• Is meeting local needs and providing local services
• Has modest resources and would find it difficult in accessing funding

If you have received a grant in the past you must provide some detail about how this was used for the benefit of the local community.

Maximum grant available is £500
Total grant fund available is £5,000

For a Bursary application form contact Louise Hunter at the Ashton Centre, 5 Churchill St. BT 15 2BP Phone 90 742255 or applications can be collected from Ashton Centre reception.

Application Closing Date Friday 4th November 2016.