Make It Happen: More contenders for £10,000 community fund - don’t miss your chance to bid for cash

The Springfield Circle social group received �300 fro last year's Make It Happen community chest which has enabled them to buy new garden furniture and plants for their courtyard. Group founder Linda Peters is pictured second from left on the back row. EMN-160905-141447001
The Springfield Circle social group received �300 fro last year's Make It Happen community chest which has enabled them to buy new garden furniture and plants for their courtyard. Group founder Linda Peters is pictured second from left on the back row. EMN-160905-141447001
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More community groups have put in their bids for cash from the Ragdale Hall Make It Happen community chest.

This year marks the 12th successive year of the unique scheme, a partnership between the Melton Times and Ragdale Hall which aims to help charities and organisations throughout the Melton borough.

Grants of between £200 and £1,000 are typically given out after the judges have decided who should benefit. All types of clubs, groups and organisations in the area are encouraged to bid for a share.

Successful applicants will be invited to a presentation evening at Ragdale Hall on Thursday, December 8.

Here’s some of the applications received so far:

* The Asfordby Amateurs Ladies, Girls and Inclusive FC is seeking £1,000 to put towards the cost of a defibrillator for the clubhouse.

Chairman Sharon Reason said: “Over 500 players will benefit, both from local clubs and clubs in and around Leicestershire.”

* Springfield Circle Community Group in Melton is applying for £250 to pay for a Christmas meal.

The social group for elderly people would like to fund a trip out for the meal in a bus.

Members raised money for Dr Barnardos and the Royal British Legion last year and this year are supporting the ‘Buy A Cow’ third world cause.

**How to apply for a grant

There are two ways in which you can apply for a share of the £10,000 pot. You can either write a letter and send it to Make It Happen, Melton Times, 49 Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray LE13 1NT, or fill out an online form.

Whichever method you choose, you must provide the following information:

* Your name;

* The name of your group/club/organisation;

* Your role within the group/club/organisation;

* Your contact number;

* Your email address;

* Your postal address;

* The sum you are applying for;

* A brief description of the project/event you would use the grant for;

* An estimate of how many people the grant would benefit.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 1, at 5pm.