£2 million legacy fund launched to help local initiatives
24 Nov 2023
£2 million legacy fund on the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet will support not-for-profit groups in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
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A £2 million initiative aimed at leaving a lasting positive legacy in the region has launched today (27 November) and we are asking for applications from local not-for-profit groups and community organisations.
Our A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements are set to begin construction before the end of the year. Recognising the importance of community engagement and the desire to create a legacy that extends beyond the physical project, we are committing £2 million to a dedicated legacy fund.
Our aim is to maximise the wider benefits of the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements for local communities, the environment, and the local economy.
We're calling on all local not-for-profit groups to apply for the grants, including local schools, charities, community groups and environment and heritage groups.
Two funds available for applicants are:
- A £1.7 million Social Value Fund to maximise the wider benefits of the scheme available for all not-for-profit organisations – grants between £15,000 and £200,000.
- A £250,000 Community Fund to support the local community and provide social value available for not-for-profit groups or small voluntary and community organisations – grants of up to £15,000.
To find out more information about the fund, including criteria for applying, how to apply, deadlines and more, please visit our A428 legacy page.