Projects offered new opportunity to secure grants

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Community projects have the opportunity to acquire new funding after the council announced it will award funds to those which improve town vitality.

Businesses, community groups and other local organisations in Thame have another chance to apply for funding to boost the town’s image and economic vitality.

South Oxfordshire District Council will award the best proposals a share of the Thame economic development fund, of which £5,500 remains to be allocated.

The council has already awarded £1,000 for a new event organised jointly by the Thame Food Festival and the Thame Arts and Literature Festival, to take place in September.

A further £3,500 has also been awarded to Thame Museum, to create a Tudor room, with reproduction furniture, mannequins and a tapestry.

Applicants for the grant funding are required to demonstrate that there is a need for the project in the area and that other sources of funding have been secured.

Councillor Judith Nimmo-Smith, cabinet member for economic development, property and technical services said:“This gives businesses and organisations in Thame a great opportunity to devise and propose ideas to stimulate the economy.”