More cash up for grabs through Warwickshire's councillor grant fund - The Leamington Observer

More cash up for grabs through Warwickshire's councillor grant fund

Leamington Editorial 18th Oct, 2023   0

MORE funds are up for grabs for community and voluntary groups across Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council’s Councillor Grant Fund has reopened for applications.

Earlier in the year over £318,000 was distributed through the Councillor Grant Fund to support a wide range of projects that will bring positive outcomes to local communities.

And the application window reopened on Monday (October 16) as WCC looks to award the remaining funds.

The Councillors’ Grant Fund provides each of WCC’s 57 councillors with an allocated fund of £8,000 to support small-scale projects within their area that have a positive impact on the wider community.

The fund is aimed at projects that build community capacity and support initiatives that improve access to services, financial capability, reduce loneliness and isolation, promote equality and inclusivity, enhance the physical environment, and reduce environmental impact.

One of those supported was John Wilson, chairman of Wellesbourne Allotments. The organisation was granted funding and it has, in John’s words, made a huge difference.

He said: “The generous grant will enable us to purchase a new lightweight battery hedge trimmer to replace our old heavy petrol trimmer which is used to maintain our allotment boundary hedge. The allotments mean so much to so many people in the local community, not only growing vegetables but for mental health and having a well-maintained site gives a real sense of pride in our allotments and the village.”

The application window closes at 5pm on Sunday November 26.

For more information and to submit an application visit

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