£10,000 of funding available to voluntary sector groups

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£10,000 of funding available to voluntary sector groups

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Rochford District Council will be offering £10,000 of funding to local voluntary sector groups which benefit our community. 

Each year the Council operates a Voluntary Sector Grant scheme which aims to support local voluntary and community organisations that deliver services and/or projects in the Rochford District.

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Cllr Mike Webb, said: “The pandemic has showed us just how incredibly strong the network of community and voluntary sector groups are in the Rochford District. We are very proud of all the work achieved and that we can continue to offer support with their vital work to our residents through the continuation of funding this year”.

We ask that funding applications relate to the current three priorities of our local Health & Wellbeing Board, to reduce levels of overweight and obesity, improve mental health and wellbeing and to support people to lead independent lives, but we also want to see applications that relate to our communities resilience as we come out of the pandemics critical stages. This is in line with our current strategy refresh being coproduced by members of the board”.

It’s easy to apply, just visit https://www.rochford.gov.uk/vog and follow the guidance.

More information on the current strategy can be found here: Castle Point and Rochford Health and Wellbeing Strategy  

The strategy update work so far can be viewed at: Castle Point and Rochford Health and Wellbeing Strategy Refresh

Applications are open on Thursday 11th March and you have until Thursday 8th April to return them by email or post.

For further information please contact 01702 963344 or email kelly.redston@rochford.gov.uk 

RRAVS | Rayleigh and Rochford District Association for Voluntary Service

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