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Small grants available for community organisations in Tendring

Grants are available for smaller organisations in Tendring who are running micro-projects in local communities.

Groups can apply for funding between £500 and £2,500 from the Community Champions scheme.

Directed at communities which have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19, Tendring District Council (TDC) was successful in a bid to the (then) Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for the cash.

Applications must be made by 31 December 2021, and meet the criteria set out by the government. Funds will be released in early February.

Lynda McWilliams, TDC Cabinet Member for Partnerships, encouraged organisations to apply.

“Government handed this money over knowing that local communities are best-placed to know where it can be best spent, and we are following the same principle,” Cllr McWilliams said.

“Community Champions have already done great work to build relationships with and between our communities, and this second round of funding can help that work to go even deeper.”

Phase one of the Community Champions scheme saw funding distributed to bigger local organisations for agreed projects.

Phase two is looking to support in particular community integration and confidence; support to use local amenities; overcoming digital exclusion; increased knowledge and take-up of support schemes; and building trust.

Anyone looking to apply should contact Rebecca Morton at rmorton@tendringdc.gov.uk for information and an application form.