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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.
The Government has launched a new £2 million fund to support frontline grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups.
The council's grants programme supports community and voluntary organisations to deliver projects for the benefit of the borough's residents. Organisations can apply for either a Community Project Grant or a grant from the Borough’s Rural Development Fund.
Last week, the Government published the prospectus for the Towns Fund, which will provide an investment of up to £25 million for 100 places to increase economic growth with a focus on regeneration, improved transport, better broadband connectivity, skills and culture.
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'.
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.
Historic England is inviting expressions of interest to a new High Streets Heritage Action Zones Scheme (HSHAZ). The scheme offers grants of up to £2million to deliver physical improvements and community activities to regenerate historic high streets or town centres.
These are a series of small grants of £500 towards events designed to bring the community together. We have confirmed with WMCA that parish Councils will be eligible to apply in their own right or they can encourage local community groups to do so on their own or in conjunction with the Parish.