Further Funding Available For Local Communities

Voluntary and community groups in the Melton, Woodbridge and Deben Peninsula area are invited to apply for funding to help improve opportunities for young people and community village hubs.

The Melton, Woodbridge and Deben Peninsula Community Partnership has announced the launch if its second Small Grant schemes which offers funding to voluntary and community groups within the Partnership area. Applications will open next week.

The Youth Engagement Grant Scheme will offer funding to projects aimed at improving the opportunities and services available to young people. This could include providing new activities centred around life skills, fun or leisure or improving or creating new outdoor spaces or play equipment.

The Village Hubs Grant Scheme will offer funding to projects aimed at creating or improving village hubs to the benefit of the wider community. This could include assistance in making premises in the area fit for use as a community hub or supporting mobile services in bringing provisions to a village.

Nicole Rickard, Head of Communities at East Suffolk Council, said:

“We’re really pleased to announce the launch of the second Small Grant schemes, which are aimed at supporting young people and local communities within the Partnership area.

“We know that Covid-19 continues to have a big impact on our communities, and we hope that this funding will enable our voluntary and community groups to continue to deliver vital services or create new services in a response to local need.”

The schemes, which will be open for applications from 26 April until 1 June 2021, will offer grants between £250 and £2,500.

Full details about eligibility criteria and how to apply will be available nearer the time at: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-partnerships/community-partnership-small-grant-schemes

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