Thirteen good causes in Mansfield have succeeded in the latest Mayor’s 500 Fund round.
Among the winning bids, totalling £3,200, were 4a Mansfield St John’s Guides, Little Treasures, St Lawrence Youth Fellowship and Keep Woodhouse Tidy.
The Mayor’s 500 Fund is a percentage contribution from the Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams’ net salary to provide a cash injection of up to £500 for local groups, individuals and volunteers to deliver a specific project in the Mansfield community.
The money can be used for equipment, promotions and materials as well as revenue and capital but must benefit the community directly.
Mayor Andy said: “It was so pleasing to see that we had many more worthwhile applications to the 500 Fund yet again, so it was tough to choose which should benefit this time around.
“Mansfield is fortunate to have so many community groups, charities and organisations who are working hard to support residents and children in the district, despite these challenging times we find ourselves in currently.
“Their work is invaluable, and I am proud to be doing my bit to support them.”
Applications to the 500 Fund are approved by a panel of officers and the Mayor. In the last four years, a total of £25,078 has been donated.
The successful bids to the Mayor’s 500 Fund were: