Inclusive Communities key objectives are to support voluntary-led community activity and social inclusion across the District with a focus on the economic and social sustainability in households and communities. This can be through advice, guidance, training and facilitation on issues such as fuel efficiency, household finances, access to entitlements and developing social networks. We recognise the synergy with current the cost of living challenges and see this as an opportunity to utilise the Inclusive Communities funding to support households and communities.
Applications from voluntary and community sector infrastructure support organisations are invited to set out their proposal as to how the Inclusive Communities objectives can be met. It is expected that applying organisations will have knowledge of local issues affecting residents and communities and their access to support at the current time and be able to describe the evidence of need for the project.
Consortium applications are welcome but one organisation must be named as lead on the application form and be accountable for the delivery of contracted outcomes. An allocation of £210,000 has been ring-fenced for this grant scheme and a minimum of four organisations/consortiums will be funded.
The deadline for applications is 10th February 2023 but to ensure programme delivery we reserve the right to amend deadlines at any time. Projects must be completed by 31st March 2025.