Community Economic Recovery Fund opens for local community groups in Warwick district

Community Economic Recovery Fund opens for local community groups in Warwick district

Community Economic Recovery Fund opens for local community groups in Warwick district

Warwick District Council has launched a new fund for community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Warwick district that are supporting vulnerable people during the ongoing pandemic.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to those organisations that are recovering or adapting their service to provide vital support in the community, tackling issues such as loneliness and isolation and delivering support for mental health or financial hardship.

In addition, the fund will also look to support events, projects and initiatives aimed at community commemoration, remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered during the pandemic.

Councillor Judy Falp, Cabinet member for Community Protection, said: “The pandemic has demonstrated the vital work that our local support groups and organisations provide for our communities, but it’s also had a detrimental impact on their finances.

“I would encourage as many organisations as possible to come forward and apply for this funding, and I thank them for the continued service they have provided to the most vulnerable in our district.”

Full details of the scheme, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/cerf