NOT-FOR-PROFIT community organisations in the district are invited to apply for grants of up to £20,000.
Warwick District Council’s Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Scheme (RUCIS) is offering grants to support capital improvement projects.
Consideration is given to organisations looking to purchase or upgrade their property or equipment in order to provide services to the community, such as energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy technology, providing disabled access or facilities, resurfacing of car parks, sports courts and play areas, essential building repairs and to provide new facilities such as kitchens or toilets.
Among the beneficiaries of last year’s scheme was Myton Hospice in Warwick which used its grant of £4,721 to resurface and improve its car park.
Charlotte Ingram at The Myton Hospices said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Warwick District Council for its fabulous grant, which has enabled us to carry out much-needed improvements of our driveway and car park.
“We are delighted this work has now been completed – it makes such a huge difference to everyone accessing and using the hospice, from patients and their families and of course to our Myton staff and volunteers.
“We have to raise £7.8 million each year to provide our services, free of charge, to terminally ill patients across Coventry and Warwickshire.
“So to receive such wonderful support through the Rural and Urban Capital Improvements Scheme for a project like this is a massive boost.”
Other organisations awarded funding included the London and North Western Railway Society receiving a £4,437 contribution to purchase new ICT equipment and specialist tools, and Whitnash Windmill Petanque Club which was able to install new fencing and shelters thanks to a grant of £5,269.
WDC spokesman Coun Richard Hales said: “In difficult times, I am delighted that Warwick District Council is able to award funding to these groups who play such an important role in our local community.
“The projects which have been realised through the RUCIS scheme can make a real difference and I would strongly encourage not-for-profit organisations located within Warwick District to come forward with their ideas as we may be able to help.”
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk to find out more about the RUCIS scheme.