Funding for community groups

Community groups have benefited from 50,000 after a special fund was set up to help projects in and around the region.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation created the Community Investment Fund for groups who want to set up new or expand existing activities that make a valuable contribution to the area.

One of the projects that benefited was a Friday coffee morning at Castle Hill Community Centre run by Reverend Penny Marsh, who also received funding for new running equipment for her Sunday Active Club.

Cambria Sea Scouts received money to purchase a new vessel - called Worcester - named after the training ship TS Worcester that used to be moored at Greenhithe.

Dartford Football Club’s Community Project was funded to deliver football training sessions on Castle Hill, and more than 40 children attended to get active and play the sport with qualified coaches.

Knights Academy of Performing Arts in Northfleet also received funding for new instruments for the group’s young musicians.

The fund is open to bids from registered charities and not-for-profit social enterprises. To put forward an idea for funding that contributes to co