The Government has made a total of £84k available for Ovenden to be spent by March 2015. This must be spent on grants for activities that benefit Ovenden Ward. Only community groups and voluntary organisations can apply, and your group must have a constitution and ideally have its own bank account. Your application must meet at least one of the priorities for Ovenden Community First.
The Ovenden Community First Panel, made up of local residents and community group representatives meets up to three times a year to recommend projects for funding. At its meeting on 4 April, it recommended 7 projects for funding. One group has withdrawn its application, so to date 6 local projects will receive funding at a total value of £12,638