Gloucestershire

Cash grants for Olympic legacy projects in Cheltenham

Community groups in Cheltenham are being invited to apply for their share of more than £110,000 to leave a lasting legacy of London 2012.

NHS Gloucestershire is contributing £25,000 for projects to encourage people to become more active.

Cheltenham Partnership is offering £50,000 for young person's activities and £36,078 towards projects to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.

Interested groups have until 24 August to apply for their share of the cash.

The leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, Councillor Steve Jordan, said London 2012 was a fantastic boost for the country and the authority was keen for people to tap into the Olympic spirit.

"The criteria for applications is broad as we are keen for members of the community to tell us what they'd like to do in honour of the games," he added.

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