Community grants relaunched in Exeter after Covid scheme total tops £116,000

Community groups and organisations in Exeter are being encouraged to apply for what could be much-needed funding.

The city council has relaunched its Ward Grant programme offering grants of up to £500.

It was suspended earlier in the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, but has now reopened.

There is also a chance to apply for the Covid-19 Community Action Fund which is still running across the city.

This fund has been supported by a generous donation of £100,000 from the Exeter Chiefs Community Foundation.

It allows groups or organisations to apply for up to £1,000 to support activities linked to the pandemic.

Councillor Amal Ghusain, lead for communities and culture, said: “The action fund was launched 72 hours after ‘lockdown’ was announced and has been a lifeline to so many groups.

“We have issued over £116,000 to local groups and organisations to help them through the crisis and will continue to do so.”

The Exeter Ward Grant supports groups and organisations to use their passion, skills, experience and knowledge to work together to make a difference in their community.

It aims is to create change by supporting projects that help people to help themselves and each other and connect people and organisations.

Application forms for both grants can be found here.

Community groups and organisations in Exeter are being encouraged to apply for what could be much-needed funding.

The city council has relaunched its Ward Grant programme offering grants of up to £500.

It was suspended earlier in the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, but has now reopened.

There is also a chance to apply for the Covid-19 Community Action Fund which is still running across the city.

This fund has been supported by a generous donation of £100,000 from the Exeter Chiefs Community Foundation.

It allows groups or organisations to apply for up to £1,000 to support activities linked to the pandemic.

Councillor Amal Ghusain, lead for communities and culture, said: “The action fund was launched 72 hours after ‘lockdown’ was announced and has been a lifeline to so many groups.

“We have issued over £116,000 to local groups and organisations to help them through the crisis and will continue to do so.”

The Exeter Ward Grant supports groups and organisations to use their passion, skills, experience and knowledge to work together to make a difference in their community.

Its aims is to create change by supporting projects that help people to help themselves and each other and connect people and organisations.

Application forms for both grants can be found here.

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