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21st Oct, 2021

Community and voluntary groups in Bromsgrove urged to apply for their share of Covid recovery cash

STATUTORY organisations and those in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) are being urged to apply for their share of £20,000 worth of Covid-19 recovery cash.

The funding, granted by Public Health, is aimed at supporting groups affected by the pandemic and can include NHS organisations, schools and councils.

The cash will be allocated through a competitive grant application process and it can be used to support a scheme, project or service the groups want to deliver to mitigate or alleviate the impact of the pandemic.

The criteria for the grant is broad but applications should help reduce inequality caused by Covid-19, support vulnerable groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic and meet a local need within the district.

Bids up to £10k can be made for Bromsgrove or as a joint scheme across Bromsgrove and Redditch, but organisations are asked to read the guidance notes for application and request an application form by emailing partnership@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk before applying.

Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Karen May, said urged groups to get in touch.

“Our district has so many schools, parish councils, NHS facilities and VCS groups who are all able to access this funding and make a big difference to the recovery of our communities.”

The deadline for applications is 4pm next Thursday, September 2.

Applications can be emailed to partnership@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk or posted to or hand-delivered to Redditch Town Hall (Helen Broughton, Floor 3, Redditch Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, B98 8AH).

Bromsgrove District Council, Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove and Redditch Network and Worcestershire County Council will review applications as quickly as possible and aims to contact those who have been successful after September 13.

Successful bids will be required to complete a monitoring and evaluation report and return it to the council once project/scheme delivery has been completed.

For more information or help with the form, call Helen Broughton on 01527 534170 or email her at helen.broughton@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk) or phone Della McCarthy on 01527 881618 or email her at d.mccarthy@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

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