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Chance for voluntary groups in Lichfield and Burntwood to apply for share of £530,000 funding pot

Voluntary and not-for-profit groups in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to bid for a share of more than £530,000 of funding.

The money is being distributed over the next three years and is designed to help organisations support vulnerable and disadvantaged local residents

Funding awards will run from April 2018 to March 2021, but will be reviewed annually.

The council particularly wants to fund projects and activities that will impact on its chosen outcomes:

  • ageing well
  • countering social isolation and loneliness
  • preventing homelessness
  • being more active
  • building resilience and improving wellbeing
  • supporting volunteering and a thriving voluntary and community sector
Cllr Doug Pullen

Cllr Doug Pullen

Councillor Doug Pullen, Cabinet member for regulatory services, housing and wellbeing at Lichfield District Council, said: “Creating healthy and safe communities is one of the top priorities in our Strategic Plan. Our local voluntary and community sectors have a large role to play in this, and securing funding will help these organisations deliver their important work.

“We’re hoping to get applications from a broad range of organisations, and will very much welcome applications from organisations that may not traditionally work in this field, but can demonstrate how they can help deliver projects that support our outcomes.”

For more details on what successful groups must achieve, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/healthyandsafe. The deadline for applications is 5pm on December 12.

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