More than 30 community organisations are set to benefit from funding from Chiltern District Council. 

The council gives out community grant aid each year, helping a range of voluntary organisations deliver services for residents.

This year, the fund was £32,584 and a total of 32 community groups were given donations. 

Amersham Museum, 1st Chalfont St Giles Scouts and Chalfont St Peter youth centre were all awarded £1,800 each. Chesham in Bloom was handed £400, Carers Bucks £1,440 and Little Missenden Festival was given £600.

Organisations bidding for funding have to demonstrate that they make a meaningful contribution to local life, helping residents connect with others, be active, learn new skills and give through volunteering.

Chiltern District Council’s cabinet member for health and housing, Cllr Liz Walsh, said: “A strong community makes for happier, healthier residents and Chiltern is incredibly lucky in having such active groups.

"They all do a brilliant job in bringing people together, creating a resilient and cohesive community environment.

"The Grant Aid fund is always oversubscribed and my only regret is that we are unable to give more."

Community groups can also apply for funding through the new Chiltern and South Bucks lottery - tickets go on sale on October 24 and the first draw will be on November 25. 

People can choose which charities they want to support with 60p in every pound ticket benefitting local good causes.