Community Resilience & Wellbeing Grant

Welcome to the new Stroud District Council Community Resilience & Wellbeing Grant.

This grant replaces the SDC Community Investment Grant and has been re-written to better reflect the current needs of our communities and voluntary sector.

The Stroud District Council Community Recovery and Wellbeing Grant aims to reduce inequality, promote wellbeing and support our communities to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grant will support groups who work with their communities to reduce inequality and promote aspects of wellbeing such as physical, mental and financial health, social connection, arts, culture, heritage and the environment.

Each question is equally weighted. Due to the breadth of the funding criteria you will find that some questions in the application may be less applicable to your activities than others. Do not be concerned by this but do try to answer the questions that are relevant to your activities as fully as possible.

You can save the online application form at any point and return to it for further editing before final submission. If you would rather complete your application on paper, please contact us for a paper copy.

We appreciate that not all community groups are experienced at writing funding applications. We are here to support you so if need help or advice about your application do get in touch at hwb@stroud.gov.uk or call 07976 314477.

Submission deadline is 12:00 midday on Friday 29th January 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can apply? – This fund is open to any not for profit community group or voluntary organisation who support communities in the Stroud District.

How much can I apply for? – We do not have an upper limit on the amount that can be applied for but please be aware that the funding has to reach across the whole District and there are a lot of community organisation in need right now. Please apply for the amount that you need. The amount of funding you receive will depend on the size of the area you are covering, the complexity of needs you are meeting and the number of organisations we need to support.

Can I apply for core costs? – Yes. This funding can support core costs.

How long with the funding last? – This application will cover the period from April 2021 to March 2022.

When do I have to apply? – The application deadline is midday on Friday 29th January 2021.

When will I receive the funding? – The funding will be paid 1st April 2021.

Do I need to have a bank account? – If you are un-constituted community group with no bank account, you can apply for the funding to be held via a Fiscal Host website, run by one of our partner charities in Stroud. Please ask about this if you would like further information.

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