Community causes in Ince and Elton could receive a cash injection thanks to the newly-launched Protos Community Benefit Fund. Local groups are now being encouraged to apply for financial support, as construction of Peel Environmental’s Protos development site gets underway.

The fund will see £30,000 available for local projects in 2016, with projects or organisations in the parishes of Ince and Elton eligible to apply for the first two years. The Protos Community Benefit Fund Sub Group – a panel of local representatives who are also part of the larger Protos Community Forum administer the fund – is now calling on the community to identify worthy projects.

A wide range of causes will be considered, including transport; community buildings; sport; youth; and heritage initiatives among others. Any not-for-profit organisations, such as charities, voluntary and community groups can apply by downloading an application form and Benefit Fund guidelines at

Once submitted, bids will be assessed by the sub group. You can also request an application form by emailing the Forum Secretary at or speaking to your representatives on the Community Benefit Fund Sub Group:

Ince: Cllr Andy Eardley and Cllr Tim Lloyd

Elton: Cllr Tony Mills and Martin Dickinson