Groups share £2,000 grant

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THREE High Peak groups are to share £2,000 awarded in the latest round of Derbyshire County Council’s Community Action Grants.

New Mills Community Orchard will use their £900 to buy 60 fruit trees to create a community orchard on the Ollersett Estate.

The £600 awarded to Chinley Community Association will be used for equipment, including a tea urn and catering sized gas barbecue, for community events.

Glossop and Hadfield Mencap Society will use their £500 to buy a printer and fund a first aid course for members.

The deadline for the next round of Community Action Grants is January 27 2012. Applications are considered from local charities, community and voluntary groups for grants of up to £1,000. For more information visit