We are pleased to announce that the 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.
The Government’s latest support for businesses (and village & community halls) has now been launched and replaces the lockdown grants paid to businesses in 2020/21. Restart Grants are available to village and community halls with a business rates account and are again administered by local authorities.
Warwickshire County Council is the lead authority for the £220m Community Renewal Fund and will receive and assess bids to submit to Government for consideration. Warwickshire County Council will work with local partners, including the five district and borough councils, community and voluntary organisations and the education sector, including universities, to identify local projects and work up bids designed to stimulate growth.
Warwickshire County Council's £1 Million Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund is now open for applications. Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to make a difference to Warwickshire’s Carbon footprint by applying to the Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund.
Homes and businesses in rural areas of the UK may be eligible for funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband when part of a group scheme. Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps can use vouchers worth £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 for each small to medium-sized business (SME) to support the cost of installing new fast and reliable connections.
This scheme offers a cash award and security products to community projects. Since Covid-19, the scheme has changed its terms to focus purely on providing free security kit to communities who require extra security and have limited funds to meet these needs.
Eligibility for local authorities is limited; download the OVERVIEW OF LANDFILL COMMUNITY FUND (LCF) for guidance.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is a registered charity, working since 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas.
Parish and town councils are eligible to apply for grants.
War Memorials Trust grants support repair and conservation works undertaken following best conservation practice. Almost all war memorials are eligible for support and custodians/owners can find information about eligibility and processes on their website.
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.
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.
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.