£40,000 available to community projects with Everards Community Excellence Fund

Nominations will be open from April 5.

If you know of a community project that could do with a little funding, you could help.

The Everards Community Excellence Fund is now open for nominations with £40,000 available to support community projects this summer.

Everards has announced that nominations open on April 5 for the Everards Community Excellence Fund which will see £40,000 granted to support community projects within a 20-mile radius of an Everards pub.

A representative said the scheme has been made possible thanks to funding received from The Everards Family Foundation and Carling.

Nominations from previous years saw an array of entries and helped to set up a number of brand-new community groups, replace very old chairs in a village hall, install a fire door at a library, buy a wheelchair for a basketball club, and support a local trust that provides canal boat trips for the elderly and vulnerable, plus much more.

If you know of a project that is struggling to get off the ground, equipment that needs replacing, or community space in desperate need of renovation, get your nominations in and your community could get a share of the £40,000 fund pot.

All you need to do is complete the online nomination form.

Nominations open Monday, April 5 band will close on Friday, April 30.

All entries will go through a judging panel the following month and the winners will be notified at the end of May with projects hoping to be started in June.

Read stories from the communities that have already benefited from previous campaigns here.