ORGANISATIONS geared at enhancing the lives of Warwick district’s most vulnerable can bid for funding.
Voluntary and community organisations are being invited to apply for the funding totalling more than £282,000 per year, which must be used to carry out one of four programmes over a 33-month period.
The programmes include:
– the provision of advice, support and representation to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector
– point of need services and assistance to help minimise the likelihood and impact of financial exclusion
– the setting up of employment clubs and training opportunities for the unemployed and those on low pay
– projects tailored to improving social, mental, physical and financial outcomes for communities in identified priority areas of Brunswick, Lillington East and South, Sydenham West, and West Warwick.
Successful submissions meeting the identified aims of Warwick District Council will be awarded funding for the period from July 1 2023 to March 31 2026.
WDC’s safer communities spokeswoman Coun Judith Falp said: “We are very aware of the detrimental impact that the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis is having on the most vulnerable and isolated members of our communities. This significant funding will give our frontline partners who are closest to these groups and know their needs best the resources they need to make a real difference to peoples’ lives and offer hope for the future.”
For full details of the grant scheme, including the eligibility criteria, visit warwickdc.gov.uk/VACgrant
Applications close at 5pm on February 25.