WCC launches second round of councillor grants for community groups – apply now!

Warwickshire County Council are pleased to announce the second round of its Councillors’ Grant Fund for 2018/19, for the allocation of money that was not spent in the first round of bids. The fund is now open for applications from voluntary and community groups in North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, and Stratford-on-Avon.

Following the first round of councillor grants, sixteen councillors still have funds available to support small-scale projects within North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, and Stratford-on-Avon.

The Councillors’ Grant Fund initially provides each of Warwickshire County Council’s 57 Councillors with an allocated fund of £6000 to support small-scale projects within their division, from updating community facilities to traffic management improvements on local roads.

Groups that have benefitted from the fund in the past have included community libraries, scouts, art groups, village halls, community shops, allotment societies, carer support groups and local foodbanks.

To apply for Councillor Grant Funding for community groups, go to https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants for the online application process. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “The Councillor grant is an opportunity for community groups to showcase projects and schemes to elected members and for us to make a contribution that will help them to make a difference in their local communities. I urge community groups to apply for this funding quickly in order to beat the rush.

“This is an important initiative, bringing much needed money and investment into communities that have often complained at the overall lack of such investment. These are meaningful sums of money available in order to strengthen local communities and good causes. Councillors are keen to support as many local groups as possible.”

More information about the Councillor Grant Fund in Warwickshire can be found on the Warwickshire Website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants