VOLUNTARY and community organisations in the Studley and Alcester areas are encouraged to apply for grants from the Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund.
The aim is to support projects that build community capacity and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the county.
The application window for the first round of funding from the Councillors’ Grant Fund 2022/23 is now open.
The Councillors’ Grant Fund provides each of Warwickshire County Council’s 57 Councillors with an allocated fund of £8,000 each to support small-scale projects within their division that can demonstrate commitment to creating a sustainable future; keeping communities and individuals safe, healthy and independent; and supporting a thriving economy.
All applications should aim to build community capacity and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Warwickshire, addressing one or more of the following key priority areas:
Improve community assets and their sustainability
Improve access to services
Improve financial capability
Reduce loneliness and isolation
Improve physical and/or mental health and wellbeing
Promote equalities and inclusivity
Improve the physical environment or reduce the environmental impact
Earlier this year Warwickshire County Council confirmed a change to the amount awarded by each County Councillor, increasing the grant from £6,000 to £8,000.
This provides additional capacity to invest in community powered solutions as the Council steps forward to harness the power and endeavour of the community spirit shown during the pandemic.
Representing Studley at County Hall is Councillor Justin Kerridge, for Arden it’s Coun John Horner, and Alcester it’s Coun Piers Daniell.
For more information about the Councillor Grant Fund in Warwickshire visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants
The deadline for applications for the first round of funding is 5pm on Sunday, May 29, 2022.