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4th Jul, 2022

New funding for Covid-supporting community organisations in Warwick district

Ian Hughes 10th Jul, 2020

FUNDING is available in the district to help support community organisations deliver essential services to vulnerable people most impacted by Covid-19.

Applications will be open from Monday (July 13) for Warwick District Council’s new Community Economic Recovery Fund with grants of up to £3,000 available to organisations.

The new funding is targeted at not-for profit groups such as local registered charities, foodbanks and community groups which are experiencing short-term financial hardship, have ceased operations or have had to adapt or increase their service due to the pandemic.

District health and community protection spokeswoman Coun Judy Falp said: “We are very aware that recovering from the impact of Covid-19 will be particularly challenging for our local voluntary and community sector.

“These grants will be allocated to allow these organisations to continue with their essential services by providing funding for immediate and practical support, for example – new equipment, adaptations for Covid-proof facilities, purchase or provision of PPE or enlisting specialist staff to deliver training, coaching or advice and support sessions.”

For details on how to apply for a grant visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/cerf. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered on a first come first served basis.

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