Thousands in grants available to community and voluntary groups in Rugby borough - here's how to apply

Community and voluntary organisations can now apply for a grant of up to £2,000 from Rugby Borough Council.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 2:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 2:31 pm
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The community project grants and awards from the council's rural development fund aim to support community, voluntary and charitable organisations to deliver one-off projects which benefit the borough's communities.

Community project grants of up to £2,000 can help organisations deliver and develop a wide range of projects, with recent examples including community cafes, youth clubs and projects which promote sports, arts and culture.

Recent projects to benefit from the fund include community hall refurbishments, improvements to playing fields and playgrounds, and community transport schemes.

Grant applications must be made online and submitted before midnight on Sunday, February 23.

Full guidelines and application forms can be found on the council's website at www.rugby.gov.uk/grants Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) host a free workshop at the Town Hall on Wednesday January 22 to help guide organisations through the grant application process.

The workshop runs from 10am to 12pm.

To book a place, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/grants or call WCAVA on 01788 574258.

Organisations can also seek advice on grant applications by calling WCAVA or emailing [email protected]

Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and homes, said: "Community and voluntary organisations make an important contribution to the borough, and the council's grants aim to support projects which can deliver real benefits to our communities.

"I'd urge organisations to find out more about the funding criteria and apply for a grant before the deadline."