Wellington is highlighted as one of five areas prioritised for Community Grants available from Taunton Deane council in 2015. Applications open on this week.
Grants can make a real difference as projects supported recently demonstrate – for example:
- Conquest Centre for Disabled Riders provides therapeutic riding, carriage driving and horse activities for people of all ages with physical and learning disabilities and/or emotional/behavioural disorders.
- In The Mix Youth Project in Wiveliscombe provides a programme of activities to support young people with the aim of building resilience, confidence, life skills and self-value in individuals, enabling young people to have a productive role within their communities and beyond.
Funding is available for any not-for-profit organisations seeking to improve the lives, health and well-being of people in Taunton Deane. All projects will be considered, especially those that help support young people, or benefit those living in the Wellington North and Wellington East wards, and rural areas.
Cllr Jane Warmington, who holds the Community Leadership portfolio, said: “I am delighted that we are again able to provide funding to help local groups, despite the pressure on public money. Projects run by local voluntary and community groups are of great value and have a huge impact on local communities. The grants we offer can help projects get started or continue to run and very often open the door for the organisations to attract funding from other sources.”
Projects or services must start or run between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
Further details and guidance on how to apply will be available on the Taunton Deane Borough Council website in January 2015. Please search for Voluntary and Community Organisation Grants.