Cotswold District Council’s Community Activity Support Grant scheme is inviting applications from groups across the district, with a deadline of midday on Monday October 14th.
Grants are available to support a wide range of community projects that bring people together in the Cotswolds and contribute to the quality of community life. A pot of £2,500 is on offer to each ward.
All applications must come from:
- Constituted voluntary organisations
- Town and parish councils
- Registered charities
- Excepted charities
- Registered museums
- Community Interest Companies
Only projects which contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents and the quality of community life are eligible.
Grants awarded will normally be between £100 and £1000 but in exceptional circumstances, or where the project benefit will be across multiple wards, larger grants may be considered.
Thirteen projects have been supported by the scheme, including the Avening Cafe Project, which aims to tackle social isolation amongst older residents and other groups in their community, and Cirencester’s Ozone Hub, a one stop shop for young people which offers volunteering opportunities for all ages along with employment support and training, has also been awarded a grant. Each project received £1,000.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Mike Evemy said, “We hope people from across the whole district will apply for funds to support events, activities or projects which will enhance the quality of life for local people. I’m particularly keen to support projects involving young people and those which will improve the quality of our environment by taking action to combat waste and climate change.”
To find out more and apply for a grant visit https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/communitygrants.