Grants for strimming, websites and schooling

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DUFFIELD Millennium Meadow Conservation Trust have received a £400 boost to pay for brushcutter training.

The Trust, which manages a 5.7 hectare nature reserve, pays for strimming around the seating areas and paths to maintain disabled access. The grant will pay for two volunteers to attend NPTC brushcutter training.

The Trust is one of 48 local clubs and groups to have received cash in the third round of Derbyshire County Council’s Community Action Grant funding.

The Langley and Denby Pottery Collectors’ Society received £500 to update and restructure its website, which was created more than 11 years ago. Crich Pre-School received £1,000 to hold two training days for staff and parents/carers to increase physical activity for pupils and improve the way it’s delivered. Grants totalling £41,040 have been awarded to 48 local clubs. The county council introduced the Big Society grants last June with a £250,000 funding pot. Grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded over seven rounds by the end of this year. The deadline for the fourth round is Friday April 27. For more information or to apply visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/cag