Warwickshire County Council has launched the first round of its successful Councillor Grant Fund which is open to community and voluntary groups across the county.
The Councillors’ Grant Fund provides each of Warwickshire County Council’s 57 Councillors with an allocated fund of £8,000 to support small-scale projects within their area that have a positive impact on the wider community. The fund is aimed at projects that build community capacity and support initiatives that improve access to services; financial capability; reduce loneliness and isolation; promote equality and inclusivity; enhance the physical environment; and reduce environmental impact.
Following valuable feedback from previous applicants the Council has reviewed and simplified the application process, particularly for smaller grant amounts of up to £350. Successful applications will also be processed promptly to ensure that the funding is distributed quickly and effectively. The application window is open from Tuesday 9 May and closes at 5pm on Saturday 18 June and to support the application process, the County Council’s Communities and Partnerships Team and WCAVA will be holding engagement sessions in May and June to provide guidance and answer questions related to the application process around Warwickshire.
The team will be hosting two free online Zoom webinars on the 17th and 25th of May, both from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. During these sessions, organisation will have the opportunity to learn more about the grant fund and ask questions.
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