KDBH Community projects: 2019/20 bids
In 2019, for the first time, Solihull Council released money - £38,000 in KDBH - for local communities to spend on developing their neighbourhood in ways that are most important to them (details about the scheme Here). The first year of operation was, the Council admits, something of a learning process. However, it kicked off what will now become an annual process.
A total of seven bids were submitted from community groups in KDBH - details below. All bidders were able to publicise and promote their proposals, and seek community feedback, through Neighbourhood Forum meetings and via our website.
In November 2019, the Council announced the two successful KDBH bids for 2019/20. Congratulations to: Dorridge Village Hall on their extension (£20,000); and Knowle Village Hall on their replacement emergency doors (£8,200). And for progressing things so quickly - both projects are already at, or nearing, completion. We're also pleased to say that, with our representations, the Council found alternative funding for £4,040 to go to Penny’s Café in Knowle. The remaining funds were carried over into 2020/2019.
All great news for our community!