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27th Nov, 2021

Council hands out grants to six Redditch voluntary groups

A NUMBER of Redditch voluntary services have been successful in their grant applications to Redditch borough Council.

The Main Grants Pot allows groups to bid for £500 up to £7.500, to help with core costs and salaries or to support them to deliver great community events, projects, and activities.

A further £5,000 was also specifically ringfenced to create a separate ‘mental health’ funding pot.

From this pot, VCS groups were also able to bid for between £500 and £5,000 to help them deliver specific projects to support those Redditch residents who have suffered from or have worsened mental health and wellbeing issues as a direct result of the pandemic.

The second round of funding ended in October this year and successful bids included:

Main Grants Pot: Carers Careline – £7,500 for core costs, BENS Youth and Community Groups – £6,750, Old Needlework Foundation – £5,640 for a media and marketing project, Relate Worcestershire – £3,000 for counselling services, Redditch Wheels Project – £5,500 for the transformation of the skatepark.

From the mental health pot the Disability Support Project received £5,000.

Council Leader Councillor Matt Dormer said: “Congratulations to all of the groups who successfully bid in this round.

“I have no doubt your work will have a lasting impact for many residents, particularly the mental health project, after a difficult 18 months.

“As a council we are committed to supporting voluntary community sector organisations to deliver projects and activities that have a positive and beneficial impact on Redditch communities.”

For more information see www.redditchbc.gov.uk/grants.

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