We welcomed the Town Mayor, Cllr Stewart Gardiner, to the orchard in July when he presented a cheque for £1,500 towards the orchard on behalf of Knutsford Town Council.
Knutsford Town Council is providing funding worth £1,500 through the provision of a bench and a sign which are due to be installed later this month.
Crosstown Community Orchard trustee Lyndsey Keppel-Green said “We are really grateful for the support from the Town Council and look forward to welcoming the Town Mayor back to the orchard for our official opening on August 22nd”
The Town Council Community Grant Scheme is open to community organisations delivering services or running assets which benefit Knutsford’s residents. It looks for projects which provide improved services/opportunities for those under 18 or over 65, which provide a new or improved asset or service or projects which enhance the profile or reputation of the Town.
The council operates two schemes; a small grants scheme makes awards of up to £1,500 three times per year and a large grant scheme which considers applications for over £1,500 annually. The next deadline for the small grants scheme is 29th October and the 2021 large grants deadline is 31st August.