Deadline approaches for community funding applications

Published: Friday, 15 January, 2021

Groups and voluntary organisations have two weeks left to apply for funds to help reduce inequality, promote wellbeing and support communities to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Community Resilience and Wellbeing Grant aims to support community groups and voluntary organisations throughout the district. Applications must be made by noon on Friday, January 29.

SDC Community Health & Wellbeing Manager, Emma Keating Clark said: “We have some brilliant community groups applying to us who have worked hard to support their residents throughout COVID-19. We’ve also heard from culture and heritage organisations which have had to close their doors but are still improving wellbeing through online content or creative lockdown projects.”

The grant will support groups which work with their communities to promote aspects of wellbeing such as physical, mental and financial health, social connection, arts, culture, heritage and the environment.

“I am proud to say that the Stroud district has a very strong voluntary sector and people really do look out for everyone in our communities,” said Councillor Chris Brine, chair of the council’s Community Services and Licensing Committee. “These grants will boost this sector at a time when its help and expertise continues to be so valuable.”

There are still two weeks to apply for Community Resilience and Wellbeing Grant so get in touch if you think your activities could be eligible. For more details visit the SDC funding page www.stroud.gov.uk/community-and-living/community-funding-and-grants/community-resilience-wellbeing-grant or call 07976 314477.

For all Stroud District Council updates, help and advice on Covid-19, visit our social media channels and www.stroud.gov.uk

 

Contacting the council:

Many of the answers you need are available at www.stroud.gov.uk - there are more than 30 ways to report issues, pay for services and apply for council services.

Email: customer.services@stroud.gov.uk

Website: www.stroud.gov.uk/coronavirus

Telephone: 01453 766 321

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