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26th Oct, 2021

VCS groups invited to apply for funding as £33,000 made available

VOLUNTARY and community groups are being invited to bid for up to £7.500 in the second round of the borough council’s grant funding for 2021, which incudes a separate pot for those dealing with mental health issues.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday, September 22.

Any groups interested in applying can bid for funding from £500 up to £7.500, to help with core costs and salaries or to support them in delivering great community events, projects and activities.

In all a total of £33,000 is available, with £5,000 specifically ringfenced to create a separate ‘mental health’ funding pot.

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

“There were some fantastic projects delivered from the last round of funding and I look forward to seeing what comes from the second round,” said Councillor Matt Dormer, the Leader of Redditch Borough Council.

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

Each proposed project must be something that is needed in the area, well planned, outcome focused and aligned to the council’s strategic purposes.

For further details visit: www.redditchbc.gov.uk/grants.

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