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Warwickshire County Council will open the second round of the Councillors' Grant Fund for 2020-21 on Tuesday 1st September and invites applications from voluntary and community organisations across the county. The Councillors’ Grant Fund is an annual allocation of £6000, distributed in two rounds, made available to each of the Council’s 57 elected members to support small-scale projects within their division.

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We are pleased to announce that a new grant fund is now open to bids from WALC members.

The fund is limited to 20% of a project cost, and a maximum value of £8,000.

We are not limiting the nature of the projects - they must simply deliver something that will be of value to the local community.

Warwickshire CAVA have produced a web page outlining a variety of funding opportunities that have sprung up to help voluntary and community groups deal with implications of COVID-19.  It is worth checking whether any are applicable to Local Councils.

Funding to help neighbourhood planning groups in urban and deprived areas develop local neighbourhood plans.

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Get Grants offers a range of fundraising training courses to help you with successful bid writing, corporate fundraising and using data effectively to increase fundraising success.

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Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that help people in need and relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community facilities and other buildings.

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The Centre for Progressive Policy thinktank predicts that Stratford-on-Avon District will face the fourth biggest economic hit of all local authority areas in the UK from coronavirus. As a result unemployment will be a significant problem within the District.

In response WCAVA would like to help charities, voluntary and community groups work up and apply for funding of between £5K and £20 K to help unemployed people back into employment, education or training.

The Arts Fund has announced new Respond and Reimagine Grants to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the COVID-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the future.

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The Janet & Bryan Moore Charitable Trust has been established to support projects which unite local communities within the counties of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.

To be eligible for a potential grant  please complete the 'Application Form' setting out the details of your project and why you think supporting your project will result in uniting your local community.

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The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing. The plan will aim to ensure that, for people of all ages and backgrounds, staying at home does not need to lead to loneliness.

Charities Aid Foundation

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £5 million Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. The funding aims to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.

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A message to employees of Serco UK.

Many colleagues will be feeling anxious as Coronavirus continues to affect the entire globe, but we may also be feeling inspired by the acts of kindness which are being seen in every community. 

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Salix are accepting applications from Parish, Town and Community Councils at any time and have interest-free funding available.  For street lighting projects Salix have project compliance criteria that projects must be repaid to Salix in a maximum 5 years and a maximum cost of £191 per tonne of carbon dioxide saved.

The Comic Relief Community fund aims to deliver long lasting community driven change while building the capacity of grassroots organisations.

There are two types of grants available:

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Severn Trent are going to be giving away £10million over the next five years to support local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region.

Their customers have helped them to create and shape their new community fund.

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Warwick District Council operates a Rural/Urban Initiatives Scheme which gives grants (£1,000 - £30,000) to locally led and run, not-for-profit, community organisations towards capital projects which make use of volunteer labour within the Warwick District area. Capital is defined as 'funds used by an organisation to purchase or upgrade physical assets such as property or equipment'.

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Year of Wellbeing Community Assets Development for Mental Wellbeing

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) would like to offer community asset organisations the opportunity to bid for capital funding to make physical improvements to their buildings to make environments more mental health friendly.  The Year of Wellbeing Community Assets Development for Mental Wellbeing is funded by People Strategy and Commissioning, WCC.