VOLUNTARY and community organisations in Nuneaton and Bedworth are being urged to apply for grants from Warwickshire County Councillors’ Grant Fund to support projects that will benefit their community.
It provides each of the 57 councillors with an allocated fund of £6,000 each to support small-scale projects within their division.
Schemes need to be aimed at helping keep communities and individuals safe, healthy and independent or support a vibrant economy.
All applications should build community capacity and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the area by addressing key priorities.
Among them are improving community assets and their sustainability, enhancing access to services and financial capability, reducing loneliness and isolation and promoting equality or inclusivity.
Improving physical and/or mental health and wellbeing or physical environment and projects which continue to support Covid-19 and the wider impact of the pandemic.
Nuneaton and Bedworth based projects were among those supported during the first round of funding.
They include the Life Church in Bedworth for Harbucks Steppingstone Project which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation, improving mental health wellbeing and empowering people to regain confidence so they can leave their home and interact with others.
Funding for Quirky Kids in Nuneaton supported the therapeutic music group for children and young people with a disability and their siblings.
This group is important as mainstream Zumba and music is not always accessible to members and the weekly sessions will provide a safe place to exercise for physical and mental health.
Visit warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants for more on the Warwickshire Councillor Grant Fund.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on January 23.