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 Carlton Colville, Kessingland, Southwold and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership launched its Small Grant Scheme in December last year and has confirmed that a second round will open on 17 May to enable local voluntary and community groups to 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.
The scheme, which will be open for applications from 17 May will offer grants of up to £1,500. 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/.