SEVEN Knaresborough projects are to benefit from funding for Renaissance Knaresborough.
For the third year running, Harrogate Borough Council has provided funding for Renaissance Knaresborough to operate a small grants scheme, to help support projects and initiatives that improve the quality of life for local residents and communities.
This year's Knaresborough Initiative Fund will support Knaresborough Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts (feva), Knaresborough Christmas Market, Friends of Bebra Gardens, Knaresborough in Bloom, Medieval Day, Knaresborough Civic Society and Knaresborough Horticultural Society.
Gordon Renton, Chair of Renaissance Knaresborough, said many people are working hard to make a great town better.
"We had a difficult task choosing which groups would get funding this
year as we received 14 excellent applications.
"We eventually decided to support these seven projects because we feel they make a very positive impact on the town and coincide with the aims of the Knaresborough Town Charter.
"Our main aim is to make Knaresborough a place where people want to live, work, invest in and visit. All these projects support that aim."
Knaresborough is one of some 20 towns in Yorkshire and the Humber involved in the Renaissance Market Towns (RMT) initiative which was created by Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency for Yorkshire and Humber.
In 2004, Knaresborough, alongwith Boroughbridge, was invited to join the programme with an open invitation for people to get involved in the initial phase of planning.
Renaissance Knaresborough has an executive group made up of representatives of various organisations including Knaresborough Town Council, Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Knaresborough Chamber of Trade, the Civic Society and King James's School.
13 May 2008 9:48 AM