Community boost

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COMMUNITY projects are to benefit from extra cash as a Sheffield Council community assembly meets to decide how to spend its money.

The Northern Community Assembly, covering areas including Stocksbridge and High Green, has been allocated £258,545 over the 2011/12 financial year.

Under plans to be discussed at a meeting at Grenoside Primary School, on Wednesday, it is proposed to make £45,545 available as grants for community groups.

Another £25,000 is being put into a pot for small community projects.

Councillors also plan to spend £50,000 on activities for children and young people, £20,000 on environmental clean-ups, £20,000 towards support for rural business and £10,000 on highways schemes.

It is proposed that £10,000 will be used towards communication with the public.

A further £15,000 will fund a development worker whose job will be to help with community schemes in High Green and £10,000 will be used for office costs.