TWO more community projects across Staffordshire Moorlands have been given a much needed boost by the Your Moorlands Regeneration Fund.
The fund is administered by the Your Moorlands Tenant Scrutiny Panel and is open to groups and projects which make a positive contribution to their communities.
Over the last three years a total of £25,000 has been awarded to more than 50 groups from across the district.
The latest projects to be successful include Borderlands Voices, an arts and mental health charity based in Haregate, Leek, who received a cheque for £695, and the John Hall Gardens in Leek who have been awarded £500 from the Regeneration Fund.
Gavin McAlister from Your Moorlands said: "This is the third year we've given the Scrutiny Panel responsibility for a sizeable budget, and once again they have demonstrated their commitment to making a positive difference to the communities we serve.
"Our congratulations go to the successful projects, and we'd like to invite any other groups doing good work in the Moorlands to apply to this fund when it re-opens in October."
Staffordshire Moorlands Community and Voluntary Services provided advice and support to the Scrutiny Panel to allocate the fund effectively.
Their representative Carol Rodgers said: "SMCVS were pleased to support this process for the third time and again the panel worked very hard and understood their responsibilities. They are a very generous group of people with a passion for their communities."
Other community organisation which have benefited from the scheme are Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society, Cheadle in Bloom; Haregate Dance Crew; Ipstones Memorial Hall; Leek and District Churches Youth Support Project; Leek Gateway Club; The Rudyard Lake Trust; St Paul's Senior Citizens Luncheon Club and Tittesworth Community Project.
Your Moorlands is part of Your Housing Group, one of the UK's largest social housing providers with over 32,000 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands.