Further funding boost for voluntary and community groups in Carlton Colville, Kessingland, Southwold and surrounding villages as Council’s Community Partnership opens for fourth round of funding scheme.
The Carlton Colville, Kessingland, Southwold and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership initially launched its Small Grant Scheme in December 2020, followed by a second round in May 2021 and a third round in August 2021.
The Partnership has now confirmed a fourth round will open on 10 January, meaning local voluntary and community groups can once again apply for much-needed funding.
The scheme is aimed at tackling social isolation and loneliness and improving the services available to young people, two of the priorities identified by the Partnership and may support groups and organisations who will be facing challenges post lockdown.
Funding will be available for projects which addresses these and can include activities that can help individuals, groups and families or benefit the wider community, either as a one off or as a series of activities/events, purchasing equipment to support community activity and targeted projects which addresses specific needs linked to the priorities set by the Partnership.
Cllr Norman Brooks, Chair of the Partnership, said: “We have already seen our communities benefit through this scheme, so I am pleased to be able to launch another round of funding. The scheme is aimed at helping local community and voluntary groups deliver a range of projects, activities and services to our communities which tackles the priorities set out by the Partnership to improve and enhance the lives of local residents.”
The scheme, which will be open for applications from 10 January until 7 February 2022, will offer grants of up to £1,500.