Cambridgeshire

Fund to protect rural communities in the Fens

A new £600,000 fund has been started to help rural areas in Fenland build new community centres, playgrounds and other facilities.

Local groups are being invited to put in bids to Fenland District Council's Rural Capital Fund.

Over the next three years groups can put in applications for up to £100,000 of capital funding for rural community projects.

The projects aim to protect the health and economy of rural areas.

Council cabinet member Chris Seaton, responsible for community development, said: "Fenland is a largely rural area and it is vital that we support the smaller communities within it in every way we can."

More information is available on the council website.

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