They could grant your wish for more money

Leighton-Linslade Town Council is encouraging community and charity organisations to apply to its 2015-2016 grants scheme.

Your organisation could be eligible for up to £500 for specific projects provided you meet the criteria, which includes being a not-for-profit group, that you can use the grant within one year on a specific project (not day-to-day running costs), and that the group has aims and objectives that are well defined and are a real benefit to the community of Leighton-Linslade.

Cash hand-outs of up to £250 are also available for start-up groups who will need to tell the council why they want to start the group and how it will be continued, and how much support you have from people wanting to join or run the group.

Organisations applying which have received a grant in 2014-15 or previous years, must produce a report and evidence regarding use of that grant, before a new application can be assessed.

Application forms and details are available on the town council’s website or from The White House, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HD. Alternatively telephone 01525 631920 or email

The closing date for applications is March 6, 2015.