Voluntary and community groups in the Lowestoft area are invited to apply for funding to help improve mental wellbeing and children’s health, as well as supporting those struggling with loneliness.
The Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership has announced the launch of its second small grant scheme which offers funding to voluntary and community groups within the Partnership area. Applications will open next month.
Funding will be available for groups who are providing services which address the Community Partnership’s priorities. These include tackling social isolation, improving mental health and wellbeing to enable people to live happy and healthy lives and improving the health of primary school children by addressing childhood obesity.
Danny Steel, Vice Chair of the Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of this year’s scheme, which is aimed at supporting those struggling with social isolation, supporting mental health and wellbeing and tackling childhood obesity in local communities.
“We know that Covid-19 has had a big impact and we hope that this funding will enable our voluntary and community groups to continue to deliver vital services or create new services in a response to local need.”
The scheme, which will be open for applications from 12 April until 7 May 2021, will offer grants between £250 and £2,000. Full details about eligibility criteria and how to apply will be available nearer the time at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-partnerships/community-partnership-small-grant-schemes