Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Sheffield are being invited to apply for a share of the Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund. The Streets Ahead project, which is delivered by Amey, aims to bring up to standard the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene.

Five successful groups from across the city will be offered up to £1,000 towards projects aimed at benefitting the local environment, promoting good relationships between residents and businesses or which help people feel safer in public places.

Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said:

“We are encouraging all community groups to bid for this money to invest in their community. There are many groups across the city, that work very hard to improve their environment and we are offering this fund to further support these groups.

“We are encouraging all residents to take ownership of their communities and take pride in where they live for the good of all.”

Streets Ahead Business Director Rob Allen said:

“We work closely with communities across Sheffield and always strive to be a good neighbour.

“We are regularly asked for help by all sorts of different groups so are delighted to announce the launch of this fund which should help some of them make a real difference to the communities they serve.”

The fund is open to registered Sheffield based charities and community groups which can demonstrate the donation will support positive community activities or provide a long-term benefit to the wider community.

For more information or for an application form contact Helen Judge at Helen.judge@amey.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 June and following informal interviews, a decision will be announced at the start of August.

The Streets Ahead project will not fund organisations that discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity or disability or which are designed to influence legislation or elect candidates to public office.

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