COMMUNITY projects can bid for a share of a cash pot.

Malvern Hills District Council has launched the improved two-part ward budget scheme for the next year to enable councillors to better support local good causes by giving every councillor up to £500 to support of community projects of their choice in their ward.

Cllr David Hughes, leader of the council, said: “It’s great to see cross party support for this initiative and I look forward to seeing what fantastic community causes councillors find to spend this money on throughout the district.”

A new fund of £20,000 will enable councillors to bid for up to £5,000 for a capital ward project.

Submissions to the fund will be reviewed annually with decisions on the projects made by a panel made up of the leader of the council, the council’s head of resources and a nominated member from each of the three political groups.

Anyone interested in putting forward an idea for a community project should get in touch with their local ward member.

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