Cllr Andrew Snowden and his wife, Caroline, have long stood by their pledge of putting the ethos of ‘caring and campaigning for the community’ at the heart of everything they do.
As part of being a County Councillor, Andrew will get a small pot of money each year to spend on community groups and causes. He wants to take the opportunity to make sure that this is fairly distributed to support the things residents most want.
He said "I want to make sure that you, the people I was elected to serve and support, decide where my local member grants are spent – I don’t want the money agreed behind closed doors, so I will publish in my newsletters who the funds go to."
You can learn more about how to apply for these grants by searching ‘local member grants Lancashire’ on the web or emailing Andrew directly. To be eligible you have to be an official group or campaign with a registered bank account and an agreed constitution / set of rules.