Applications invited for Community Grants

Community groups are being invited to apply for one-off funding from the District Council.

The 2018/19 community grants pot is now open for applications with a share of £28,500 available, with a maximum limit of £2,000 per project for constituted groups and £500 for non-constituted groups. Not for profit voluntary and community groups – both constituted and non-constituted – are welcome to apply.

Last year’s community grants helped 22 different local organisations, supporting a wide variety of local community initiatives ranging from environmental projects, help to develop community skills, providing support and advice to vulnerable groups, the provision of much needed equipment and materials for small voluntary activity groups and specialised training for volunteers.

Councillor Paul Hiett, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “This is a chance for Forest of Dean residents to apply for funding for projects that show local value.  The aim of the grants is to build capacity within the community, rather than directly delivering services.

“We know there is lots of important work carried out by small informal community groups benefiting local people and are particularly keen to receive applications from them.”

Application packs are available to download from the Community grants & funding page on the Council’s website or alternatively, call the Community Engagement Team on 01594 810000.

The closing date for applications is 4.30pm, Friday 27 July 2018.


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