'Micro-funding' project to help combat loneliness launched - The Redditch Standard

'Micro-funding' project to help combat loneliness launched

Redditch Editorial 2nd Apr, 2022   0

A £17,500 ‘micro funding’ project has been set up by Warwickshire County Council to help reduce loneliness and social isolation.

The funding, which is part of the Improving Mental Wellbeing in Warwickshire, Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic Project, invites residents to apply for small amounts of money to help set up local projects that will help vulnerable people, including those who are lonely and socially isolated.

The grants are open to both individuals and groups.

For example, the money may go to a café owner who hosts a ‘chat and natter’ session for older people or a community football team which want to encourage young carers into the team so that they can meet up with friends and have time away from their responsibilities.

To apply, residents can either fill in an online application form or record a video.

A panel of judges will whittle the ideas down to ensure the funding is fairly balanced with regards to the ideas and areas where funding will be granted.

To find out more go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/loneliness.

Closing date for submissions is midnight Saturday 30th April 2022.

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