Launching Friday 1st December 2023, WRCC’s Winter Warm Hubs grants scheme, available under the Warm Hubs project supported by Cadent, closed in late October 2023. Due to demand, they are launching a second phase of Winter Warm Hubs grants thanks to new funding from Warwickshire County Council.
Winter Warm Hubs grants of up to £500 each are now available for non profit organisations in Warwickshire who wish either to start a new community event or to provide new/extended activity at an existing community hub, to support residents affected by social isolation and costs of living including energy costs. Such community activity is to be carried out during the winter period prior to April 2024.
Closing date for applications: 5.00pm, Wednesday 20th December 2023.
- As part of this grant, applicants will sign up to free online short training courses to help support their volunteers running Winter Warm Hubs. There are seven courses to choose from (see below) and further information is available here: Free online volunteer training courses 2023-24
- Please read the Organiser’s Checklist as part of your application for Winter Warm Hub funding: Winter Warm Hubs 2023-24 Organiser’s Checklist
- WRCC is keen to support a wide geographical range of hubs and more applications from North Warwickshire and Rugby Borough in particular are encouraged.
Please complete the online application form here: Winter Warm Hubs Phase 2 Grant Application
Applicants may also be interested in reading this short report on findings from last winter’s initiative:
Updated list of free online training courses as at 5th December 2023
- COMMUNITY ENERGY CHAMPIONS (compulsory). Thursday 11th January, 10.00am – 11.30am or Monday 22nd January, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
- SAFEGUARDING: AN INTRODUCTION. Thursday 7th December, 10.30am – 12.00noon or January date TBC
- RISK MANAGEMENT. Tuesday 5th December, 7.00pm – 8.30pm or January date TBC
- INTRODUCTION TO BID WRITING. Friday 15th December, 10.00am – 11.30am or January date TBC
- PROMOTING YOUR HUB. Wednesday 13th December, 10.00am – 11.30am or Tuesday 16th January, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
- VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING. Wednesday 10th January, 10.00am – 11.30am or later January date TBC
- INTRODUCTION TO FIRST AID. Monday 22nd January, 10.00am – 12.00pm or later January date TBC
Book here to reserve your Winter Warm Hubs volunteer training places – we’ll be confirming any remaining dates and booking information for January 2024 later this month.