Local communities are set to benefit further from funding scheme after an East Suffolk Community Partnership confirms round two will open later this year.
The Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership launched its Small Grant Scheme in November last year and has now confirmed that a second round will open on 10 May to enable local voluntary and community groups to apply for much-needed funding.
The scheme is aimed at tackling priorities set by the Partnership in local areas, including developing active and sustainable transport solutions and/or community transport, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving physical and mental health and wellbeing and enabling people to live healthy.
Funding will be available for projects which address these priorities 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 Judy Cloke, Chair of the Partnership, said: “The first round of our Small Grant Scheme has proved popular, so we have decided to offer a new scheme at the start of the financial year. This is aimed at all local charities and organisation within our Partnership area whose projects fit the criteria of tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving physical and mental health and wellbeing or enabling people to live healthy lives. We hope the timing of this will assists groups and organisations who may be struggling to resume their services after lockdown eases. We especially welcome applications from smaller, more rural groups, which can be a lifeline in our isolated small communities.”
The scheme, which will be open for applications from 10 May 2021 until 4 June 2021, will offer grants between £500 and £1,000.
Applications are now closed.