Epping Forest District Council has awarded 27 community and voluntary groups with Community Grant Funding totalling over £85,000 over the last 3 rounds of grants in 2021-22.
Organisations that have been supported through this funding include:
- Radio Forest
- Redbridge Samaritans Service
- Loughton Voluntary Care
- Tinder Sticks
We are proud of you
Councillor Aniket Patel, Community & Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder said:
I am delighted to have been able to approve Grant Aid applications this year totalling over £85,000. The Council recognises the significant impact that our amazing local community and voluntary sector groups have in terms of supporting the positive health and wellbeing of our residents.
Undoubtedly, the invaluable contribution of the district`s third sector organisations, sports clubs and social groups continues to support the social recovery of our communities following the Covid pandemic. Whether it be encouraging participation in physical activity, learning a new skill, or providing social settings to tackle loneliness and isolation, the grants that the Council awards helps to build this provision.
Tackling health inequalities will be at the fore front of the Epping Forest Health and Wellbeing Strategy moving forwards. The Council is committed to building capacity across the community and voluntary sector and the Grant Aid Scheme is a fantastic way for the district`s smaller groups to secure funding to enable them to grow and thrive. Congratulations to all the groups who have been successful in their bids this year, you do a fantastic job, and we are proud of you.
The Community Grant Aid Scheme provides financial assistance to organisations involved in providing community work, cultural or sport activities and promote better outcomes for Epping Forest district residents.
Grants up to a maximum of £5,000 are awarded for one-off new projects, initiatives, or further development of an existing scheme.
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