Saturday, June 24, 2017



North Lincolnshire Council has awarded £5,000 from its Community Grant Funding pot to Brigg Town Council for their Brigg in Bloom project.
The money was used to buy and install planters throughout Brigg for the summer.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Community Wellbeing, said:
“The Community Grant Fund helps communities in many ways. Brigg in Bloom is a wonderful project that brings Brigg to life with an array of colours. It is great that we have been able to support Brigg Town Council with Brigg in Bloom this year.
“If you are a local community group that could benefit from a Community Grant Fund, get in touch. Details on the funding can be found at”
Cllr Sharon Riggall, Mayor of Brigg, said:
"This is our first year supporting Brigg in Bloom, we have received the support of a number of volunteers in the town to help plant and maintain our new planters and borders.  The grant from North Lincolnshire Council gave us a great boost to the Town Council's funding of the project.  It was fantastic to show our MP Andrew Percy the progress we have made so far and to discuss potential plans for the future."
There are three strands to the council’s £648,000 Community Grant Fund: Grants to Individuals, Community Revenue Grants and Community Capital Grants.
Community Grants support community sport, arts and heritage projects with grants of up to £15,000 normally available.
Groups can apply for one grant of up to £30,000 in any five-year period if the total cost of the project is more than £60,000.
You can find out more about the council’s Community Grant Fund scheme by calling 01724 297257 or visiting

PICTURED: Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall on the flower-bedecked County Bridge with Andrew Percy MP, left, and Couns Rob Waltham and Carl Sherwood.

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