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Funding available to boost local projects

Posted by Waveney District Council on 7 June 2018 | Comments

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Applications are invited from community groups and organisations in Waveney to fund local projects and activities through the latest round of the Council’s Community Enabling Fund.

The 2018/19 Waveney Community Enabling Fund has now been launched and offers community groups, registered charities and voluntary organisations in the district the chance to apply for up to £2,500 to help to fund new community projects or enhance existing community activity and schemes.

Councillor Mark Bee, Leader of Waveney District Council said:

“The Community Enabling Fund is once again open to community groups which provide support and activities for local people. We are very much looking forward to receiving applications for a broad variety of projects which directly benefit Waveney residents.”

Applications are welcome from any local organisation looking to run a project offering support to key groups within the area, such as older and young people, black and minority ethnic groups, volunteering, vulnerable people and socially-excluded communities. Joint applications from groups working together on specific projects are also acceptable.

Overall there is an allocation of £26,049 for 2018-19. Funding criteria will ensure that resources are allocated to the most deserving causes, in a timely fashion. Applications should focus on promoting health and well-being, with increased access to leisure, arts and cultural facilities, empowering and local communities, developing communities. They must be ready to start delivery from 1 August 2018 and finish by 31 July 2019.

Final decisions will be made in July 2018 and applicants will be informed whether they have been successful in obtaining funding, in writing.

To apply, or find out more about the funding and eligibility, please visit www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/waveney-community-enabling-fund or contact the Council’s Funding Team on 01502 523334 or grants@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 9 July 2018.