This week, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) will launch the Community Support Grants Scheme with £90,000 of funding available for projects that have the potential to benefit local communities.
The scheme is designed to help voluntary and community organisations to provide services and activities for local people. The scheme covers three themes which the council has identified as areas where local people need some extra help - debt management, counselling and support and community transport.
There will be one grant available for each theme and the successful organisations will start providing the services in April 2017. The grant agreements will last for three years, subject to quarterly monitoring and annual reviews. ENC also encourages organisations to form a consortium-based application.
Leader of ENC, Councillor Steven North, said: “We are extremely proud of this scheme, which is a really important part of our service to residents in the district, especially in these difficult economic times. We know that community and voluntary organisations are often best placed to meet the needs of local communities, which is why we choose to support them in delivering these services.”
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 5pm. Applications will be considered for grants which meet the council's corporate objectives and specific application criteria. Application packs are now available to download.
Further details about each of the themes can be found online.
For more information, contact the Community Partnerships Team at ENC on 01832 742319 or by email.