Chelmsford CVS E-Update #228 – Farm, Grants, Health, & Infrastructure

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Neighbourhood Allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy – Unparished Areas

Chelmsford City Council collects a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) from new development in the City Council’s area to help pay towards the infrastructure needed to support growth. A portion of this money is spent directly in the area of the contributing development – this is known as the Neighbourhood Allocation. The Neighbourhood Allocation is given directly to Parish Councils to spend for those wards which are parishes.

We are hosting an informal information event here at the Centre on Monday 12 June at 10am for anyone wishing to know more about CIL Neighbourhood Allocation funding. Please let us know on 01245 351888 if you’d like a place or email:

Ward Members in the unparished urban area of Chelmsford play a key role in identifying projects which address the demands of development in their area. The unparished wards in Chelmsford are; Goat Hall, Marconi, Moulsham and Central, Moulsham Lodge, Patching Hall, St Andrews, The Lawns, Trinity and Waterhouse Farm.

Over the next couple of months, Ward Members from these unparished areas will be developing ‘Neighbourhood Fund Lists’ which set out the priorities for development in the local area. Annually, Ward Members will then review this list and make decisions on which projects to push forward and try to secure funding for.

If you have a project which you feel is eligible for CIL Neighbourhood Allocation funding and which you would like to be considered for inclusion on the Neighbourhood Fund List, make contact with your local Ward Member, come along to our free event on Monday 12 June or use the email details below.

For further information please email

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SWF Health & Social Care Group Public Meeting

How healthy are SWF’s Children? Are they cared for? What support do you need and want if you’re a teenager? What health and care services do you parents want for your children and to help with parenthood?

South Woodham Ferrers Health & Social Care Group is dedicating its next Public Meeting from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday 15 May 2017 in Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square, CM3 5JX to Children & Young People’s Health & Social Care.

Senior speakers will tell us about our health and social care services for 0-18 year olds. They will tell us about: the new emotional wellbeing & mental health service for young people; the new contract for social care services for under 18s; the clinical physical health of infants, children and teenagers; and, the new arrangements for our Chetwood Children’s/Family Centre.

This meeting will particularly interest everyone with children and those working with young people so we hope to see you there.

Please email to confirm your attendance.

Barrow Farm Open Day

Come along to Barrow Farm for their Open day and Spring Raffle Draw on Saturday 20 May.

Bring friends and relatives to see our riders demonstrate their skills, then enjoy yummy homemade cakes sitting in our relaxing garden.

For more information email

Essex Compact Forum and AGM

Thursday 18 May from 9.30am – 1.00pm

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham CM8 3HB

This is the annual opportunity for Compact Champions and others committed to the Essex Compact and local Compacts across the County to hear from Compact Voice, Essex County Council and District, Borough and City representatives regarding the use of Compacts by statutory and voluntary/community services during the past year.

Topics include a presentation from Essex County Council on their new initiative ‘Economies, Localities and Public Health’ and the recent Review of the Essex Compact.

Email for more Information

Funding for Arts and Music Projects (UK)

The Austin Hope and Pilkington has a new round of funding round. Grants of £5,000 are available to registered charities that have an income of over £500,000 for projects that relate to Music and the Arts with priority given to projects that focus on:

  • Homelessness
  • Domestic abuse
  • Prisoners/offenders
  • Training/education
  • Counselling/support
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Activities for those with limited access or opportunities.

The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 31 May. The Trust will run four funding rounds each year; each with a different theme. For information on how to apply and on future funding rounds this year, please click on the button below.

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