Thank you to the Parish news for the following information that may be of help to our groups and villages.
Small Grant Awards – deadline imminent
Each year the PC makes small donations/grants to local clubs, societies or
charities. If your village club has a particular project this year and would like to
apply to the PC for a grant then please do so by 31st October. Further details of how
to apply can be found on our website:
In case any of you missed the appeal in the latest Covid 19 village newsletter to
register our village for the faster broadband scheme, details are as follows:
The government has launched the Rural Broadband Upgrade Fund. Northumberland
is one of the pilot areas and the aim is to provide residents with faster, more reliable
broadband. The government will help to fund the cost of the work but the funding is
only available when used in group projects (i.e. a number of residents have to sign up
for the funding or it can be a mix of business and residential).
We need to demonstrate to suppliers that there is enough interest in Riding Mill for
them to consider improving broadband in this area.
Residents need to register their interest by 30th September and you can do this by
clicking on the link below:
You are not committing to anything financial - it's simply showing that you are
interested at this stage. Better broadband for the whole village would make working
from home easier, video calls more reliable and streaming faster. Registering is very
easy and should only take a couple of minutes.