Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is very pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd round of the Councillors’ Grant Fund for 2019/20 which is now open for applications from voluntary and community organisations across the county.
The Councillors’ Grant Fund provides each of Warwickshire County Council’s 57 Councillors with an allocated fund of £6000 to support small-scale projects within their division that can demonstrate support for the following outcomes:
Warwickshire’s communities and individuals are supported to be safe, healthy and independent
Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure
All applications should aim to address local issues and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Warwickshire. In particular, applications which address one or more of the following key priority areas will be supported:
- Improving community assets and their sustainability
- Improving access to services
- Improving financial capability
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Reducing loneliness and isolation
Please note that for the 2nd round, only a limited number of Councillors have any funds remaining after the 1st round. The full list of Councillors and the amounts they have left can be found on https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants.
In Warwick District, the online fund is only open to the communities of Kenilworth, Lapworth and North Leamington to apply directly to local County Councillors for funding. In all other areas of Warwick District, funding can be applied for through the Warwick District Community Forum Grant Fund. More information on grants and local funding.
Any organisations or groups wishing to apply for Councillor Grant Funding can do so using the online system and the deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 21st October 2019.
For organisations or groups looking for support to complete their application forms, help is on hand from Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) and WCC’s Localities & Communities Officers.
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said:
“The Councillor grant is an opportunity for not for profit voluntary and community organisations or groups to present local projects and schemes requiring funding to their councillors. In the past, projects that have received financial contributions have made a positive difference to local communities. I would urge these organisations or groups to apply for this funding before the deadline.
“Councillors are very keen to support as many local organisations and groups as possible.”
Full details of the Councillors’ Grant Fund, including information on how to apply can be found on our webpage at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/grants.
Guidance notes for applications can be downloaded here.