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Council grants aim to improve communities across Wychavon

Groups and organisations across Wychavon have the chance to apply for a grant of up to £500 to help improve their community.

The ‘Wychavon Active Parishes Grant’ offers funding between £100 and £500 to local voluntary groups, sports clubs, parish councils, schools and charitable organisations.

Groups can apply for grants for new projects that increase physical activity levels and make a lasting contribution to health and well-being, for example, a local walking group, village hall fitness sessions or after school sports club.

The aim of the scheme is to improve services and facilities for the local community and to encourage activity to improve quality of life.

Wychavon District Council will choose the successful candidates based on demand for the project, the benefits to residents, how innovative and well-planned the project is and the total cost.

Tracy Grubb, Community Development Officer at Wychavon District Council, said: “These small grants are a great opportunity for local groups and organisations to get creative and to make a difference to their communities. Whether you have a good idea or are looking for some funding to get a project off the ground, we encourage everyone to apply.”

The closing date for completed applications is noon on Friday, 30 August 2019. Applicants will find out if they are successful within seven working days of the decision being made.

You can apply online at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Activeparishgrants or you can request a hard copy of the form by contacting Tracy Grubb at tracy.grubb@wychavon.gov.uk and 01386 565168 or Mark Williams at mark.williams@wychavon.gov.uk and 01386 565 229.