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12th Aug, 2022

Funding on offer for community projects in Rugby

FUNDING for neighbourhood projects in Rugby is on offer to voluntary and community groups.

Organisations are being encouraged to apply to the Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Councillors’ Grant Fund to support projects that will benefit their community.

The Councillors’ Grant Fund provides each of WCC’s 57 Councillors with £6,000 to support small-scale projects within their division which keep communities and individuals safe, healthy and independent, or support the local economy.

The application window for the second round of funding from the Councillors’ Grant Fund 2021/22 is now open.

Rugby based projects which received grants in the first round of the fund include Brownsover Community Association’s Meet & Eat support group for families who receive free school meals, which will use the funds to pay for ingredients and craft activities for children across the school holidays for one year.

Hillmorton and East Rugby Together (HEaRT) Community Sport and Fitness also won funding for coaching and fitness sessions and sports kit.

And Eastlands Parents and Staff Association received a grant to support the development of an outdoor learning classroom on an allotment site, encouraging children to plant and grow their own food.

WCC’s Environment, Climate and Culture spokeswoman Coun Heather Timms said: “The Councillor grant is an opportunity for not for profit voluntary and community organisations or groups to present local projects and schemes requiring funding to their councillors.

“In the past, projects that have received financial contributions have made a positive difference to local communities and Warwickshire County Councillors are very keen to support as many local organisations and groups as possible.

“It is great to see how Rugby based groups have benefited from the first round of funding and I would encourage groups to act quickly to take advantage of the second funding window.”

All applications should aim to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, and address one or more of the Fund’s key priority areas, which include improving community assets, access to services, financial capability, physical or mental health, and the physical environment. Projects which reduce the impacts of the pandemic will also be considered.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants for more information. The deadline for applications for the second round of funding is 5pm on Sunday January 23.

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