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Grants handed to key Redditch community voluntary groups

Redditch Editorial 22nd Apr, 2021 Updated: 22nd Apr, 2021

A NUMBER of voluntary and community sector groups in the borough have successfully bid for a share of the council’s grants programme.

Bidding for a share of funding from the £35,000 main grants pot, which opened in February, successful applicants have now been contacted.

These include:

The Old Needle Works Foundation – Problem Solving Parents – £5,745

Redditch Nightstop – Safe Accommodation and Support Project – £7,500

BARN – Volunteer Centre Redditch – £7,171.68

ISOC UK – Core Costs – £3,000

Redditch Local History Museum – Set Up Costs – £3,000

Where Next Association – Bulbs, Plants etc – £2,000

Sandycroft – Core Costs – £6,500

As part of this round, a further £5,000 was allocated specifically for projects tackling the impact of Covid-19 on mental health and wellbeing.

This money was successfully bid for by YMCA Worcester – Mental Health Champions.

The second round of funding will take place in the autumn of this year.

Anyone applying for grant funding from these pots can bid for anything between £500 and £7,500 to help with core costs, salaries or for community events, projects, and activities.

Voluntary Community Sector grants co-ordinator, Ann Dallison, said: “We had so many excellent bids entered for this round of grants.

“We have no doubt that the successful bids will have a huge impact on the local community and support lots of our residents in navigating their way back to a post-Covid world.

“For those unsuccessful applicants, please do not hesitate to get in touch regarding other forms of support available, including the Redditch Community Lottery.”

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