Key voluntary and community groups that provide valuable services to the borough were invited to apply for a share of the £190,000 Voluntary Welfare Grant funding scheme for 2020/21, when it opened for applications on 29 November 2019.
The three-year funding will be for projects or services that strengthen our communities, reduce social isolation and loneliness, and help the physical and mental wellbeing of residents. Organisations that help safeguard the vulnerable with better support, provide facilities for young people and help enhance community safety are also invited to apply.
Organisations can apply for a one-off grant from a minimum of £5,000 up to a maximum of £30,000. Funding is available to registered charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, and not-for-profit organisations.
Councillor Mike Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Communities, Wellbeing and Public Safety, said: “The Voluntary Welfare Grant is a fantastic way for local groups and charities to obtain additional funding for worthwhile projects and good causes that can help build strong local communities across the borough. I would urge any interested organisations to apply online by the closing date.”
The funding will be confirmed to the successful organisations in January 2020 and allocated in April 2020. The closing date for applications was 5pm on 10 January 2020. We are unable to accept late applications.
Guidance Notes 2020-2021