Wirral offers community grants from £1m fund 

Grants of up to £20,000 on offer from Wirral Council for community-based food and welfare support providers in the borough from a £1m fund. Tony McDonough reports

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Small Grants Programme aims to support community-based food and welfare support providers


Wirral Council is offering grants of up to £20,000 for community-based food and welfare support providers who are helping people in need.

This funding from the authority’s Small Grants Programme is being targeted to support those who are struggling to afford food and other essential items.

Matt Bennett, director of finance at Wirral Council, said: “In Wirral we have a thriving community, voluntary and faith sector, with countless organisations playing a key role in supporting some of the most vulnerable residents in our borough.

“These groups have incredibly close links to the communities they serve and great local knowledge making them the perfect point of contact to deliver on the ground support to Wirral households.

“By applying to the Small Grants Programme, these groups can ensure that help is available where it is needed most.”

The Small Grants Programme funding is part of a £3m package of support funded through Round 5 of the Household Support Fund, which runs until the end of September 2024.

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Deadline for community organisations to apply is 5pm on Friday, June 14, and successful projects will have until September 20 to spend all of the grant funding they receive. Click here for more information and the online application.

Grant recipients will also be subject to the established audit requirements (submission of receipts, etc), as with the monitoring of previous rounds of the Small Grants Programme.

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