11/09/12...More funding available for Thame projects -
BUSINESSES, community groups and other local organisations in Thame have another chance to apply for funding to boost the town’s image and economic vitality.
South Oxfordshire District Council will award the best proposals with a share of the Thame economic development fund, of which £5,500 remains to be allocated to projects that will improve town vitality.
So far, the council has already awarded £1,000 for a new event organised jointly by the Thame Food Festival and the Thame Arts and Literature Festival, to take place in September. See LINK
A further £3,500 has also been awarded to Thame Museum to create a Tudor room, with reproduction Tudor furniture, mannequins dressed in Tudor style, and a tapestry.
It is hoped that these two initiatives will attract additional visitors to the town, helping to support the local economy.
Applicants for the grant funding are required to demonstrate that there is a need for the project in the area, and that other sources of funding have been secured. They will also need to demonstrate that their proposal is achievable, will provide value for money, and will play a valuable role in supporting the local economy.
Cllr Judith Nimmo-Smith, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Property and Technical Services said:
“This gives businesses and organisations in Thame a great opportunity to devise and propose ideas to stimulate the economy of Thame. It is important for these proposals to benefit Thame’s economic and cultural importance, as well as be sustainable in the future.”
Those wishing to apply for funding should go to www.southoxon.gov.uk/thame where they will be able to download further guidance and an application form. All applications must be submitted to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 28 September. Those wanting further information should get in touch with the council’s economic development team leader, Trudy Godfrey, on 01235 540346
SOURCE: Press release