A £150,000 COMMUNITY Recovery Fund has been launched by Wychavon to support community groups and organisations affected by the pandemic.
The funding is designed to aid the district’s recovery from Covid, providing a welcome boost to services that benefit the local population.
Applications are open to any community groups or organisations operating in Wychavon, or providing services there, who need help with running costs or meeting increased demand due to the pandemic.
The fund, which was launched last week, will be open until the end of October 2023, but will close earlier if all the money is allocated before then. Funding of between £300 and £10,000 is available to successful applicants depending on their needs.
Applicants will be expected to prove the impact that the pandemic has had on their organisation, how the funding will be used, and the difference it will make to the people of Wychavon.
If an applicant isn’t a formally constituted group with its own bank account, they can partner with an appropriate constituted organisation in their area, such as the parish council or another community organisation, who will receive and administer the funds on their behalf.
Coun Bradley Thomas, leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “Everyone has been affected by the pandemic, and community groups are no different. They do vital work and we’re proud to support them through such a difficult time.”
Please contact Tracy Perkins at email@example.com, or visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/community-and-living/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-community-recovery-fund for more information about the Community Recovery Fund. Applications for funding should be made via the form on the website.