COVID19 has prompted a refocus of our Community Grant Aid scheme which provides financial assistance to organisations delivering services to residents.
We’re launching Epping Forest District Council Health and Wellbeing Community Grant Funding, with the aim of ensuring organisations working with the community are aware of the help that may be available to them.
Enhance residents wellbeing
We want to:
- Ensure all residents have the opportunity to lead healthy and fulfilling lives
- Reduce social isolation and loneliness
- Help people live independently for longer
- Enable residents to access new opportunities for employment
- Reduce the carbon footprint across the district…. for example tree planting projects
- Increase physical activity
- Promote healthy relationships
- Help create safer communities and the prevention of crime
- Enhance wellbeing – enabling residents to enjoy local heritage, culture and leisure activity in the district
- Improve mental health and wellbeing
Working together to make a difference
Cllr Holly Whitbread, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community said:
If you know of any organisations who may benefit from this funding, please let them know about the Health and Wellbeing Community Grant funding.
By working together and supporting groups working in the community, we really can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our residents. In light of the coronavirus pandemic this is more important than ever before.
Local community and voluntary groups
Organisations are invited to apply for funding for a maximum of £5,000 towards new one off projects, or further development of an existing projects.
Culture, Arts, Sports Groups, Trusts, local community and voluntary groups are all able to apply.
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