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Community groups and organisations urged to apply for Covid grant funding as pot is boosted by £68,000

Tristan Harris 11th May, 2021 Updated: 11th May, 2021

GROUPS and organisations across Bromsgrove whose activities have been hit by the pandemic can apply for their share of £68,000 extra funding.

The Community Grant scheme is now open after the boost which district councillors agreed to add to the £12,000 remaining from the Government’s Covid Grant funding.

It means groups and organisations which meet the criteria can apply for up to £5,000 from the £80,000 pot.

The scheme will run for 12 months and be reviewed as part of the budget process for the following financial year.

Bromsgrove District Council’s Portfolio-holder for Finance and Enabling, Coun Geoff Denaro, said: “The New Homes Bonus Community Grants funding for this year was reduced to £12,000 at a time when a lot of our voluntary and support organisations were unable to fundraise.

“This pandemic has shown us what a lifeline our local groups provide in our communities so we wanted to recognise this and continue our support for them.”

Application forms for the grants is available by clicking here.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on June 18.

A checking service for applications will be provided. Groups wanting to take advantage of that should submit their draft applications by 9am on May 28.

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