East Suffolk Community Partnership launches new funding schemes to help young people and local communities within the local area.
The Melton, Woodbridge and Deben Peninsula Community Partnership have today announced the launch of two Small Grant Schemes which are available to voluntary and community groups within the Partnership area.
The Youth Engagement Grant Scheme offers funding to projects aimed at improving the opportunities and services available to young people. This could include providing new activities centred around life skills, fun or leisure or improving or creating new outdoor spaces or play equipment.
The Village Hubs Grant Scheme offers funding to projects aimed at creating or improving village hubs to the benefit of the wider community. This could include assistance in making premises in the area fit for use as a community hub or supporting mobile services in bringing provisions to a village.
Cllr Chris Mapey, Chair of the Melton, Woodbridge and Deben Peninsula Community Partnership, said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of the new schemes, which are aimed at supporting young people and local communities within the Partnership area.
“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, which has never been needed more.”
Both schemes offer grants between £250 and £2,500 and applications must be submitted by 24 November 2020.