Sinn Féin Councillor Leanne Peacock has said she is delighted that her proposal to make it easier for Community groups to access Council funding has been supported.
Cllr Peacock said,
“During recent engagement with local community groups and organisations, it became clear from their feedback that applying to Council for grants is extremely time-consuming, cumbersome and was placing an unnecessary burden on our already overstretched local community volunteers.
“I welcome the support of my council colleagues to my proposal to simplify the application process and reduce bureaucracy. This has also met with positive feedback from many community groups.
“Obviously Council needs to be careful, transparent and accountable when dealing with public money but we also need to make grant funding accessible to the many groups within the council area carrying out projects on behalf of their communities.”