Funding deadline: Parish Councils, Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations – Warwick District Community Forum Grant Fund closes 20 January

Get 2020 off to a flying start by securing some funding for your community group, or that much needed community project. It’s straight forward to apply and help is available to get your application in by 5pm Monday 20 January deadline. First time applicants are particularly welcome.

Over £60,000 is available from Warwick District Community Forum Grant Fund 2019-20, to support small scale community projects across Warwick district.

Funding is provided by Warwick District Council (WDC) and Warwickshire County Council (WCC).

If you are a local community group, Parish Council or voluntary organisation with a good project idea why don’t you get 2020 off to a great start by applying for some funding to benefit your local community. Projects may include: setting up or expanding a group; buying equipment; improving local facilities or resolving a local issue.

Full details and an application form can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/grants

The funding is awarded through 7 Community Forums organised by WDC & WCC which meet at least twice a year across Warwick district. Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 20th January 2020 with all eligible applications going to a public vote at the appropriate Community Forum meeting in February / March 2020.

To find out dates and more about your local Community Forum go to: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwickarea

For help and advice with your application please contact:

Chris Freeman / Fiona Anderson, Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action (WCAVA). t. 01926 477512 e. chrisfreeman@wcava.org.uk / fiona.anderson@wcava.org.uk

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire Country Council’s portfolio holder for Environment, Heritage & Culture, said:

“I would encourage all local groups to take up this excellent opportunity to receive funding up to £3,000 to support community activity in their local area. Parish Councils and community groups are the heartbeat of their community and are often best placed to give that extra support and attention to local residents. This fund is an excellent way for the County Council to enable local people to address issues that are important to them”

Cllr Judy Falp, Warwick District Council’s Health & Community Protection, said:

“The fund is a great introduction to groups applying for funding for the first time as help is on hand and the application form is easy to complete. The fund has run successfully for over 10 years. During this time, it has supported many great community projects including 4th Whitnash Guides who received funding last year to take part in ‘Compass’ a summer educational camp in North Staffordshire to meet Guides from other parts of the world.”