Community fund supports district projects

Applications are invited to the Councillor Local Community Fund.
The Councillor Local Community Fund is supporting projects across the district

Community groups and residents across Lichfield District are invited to apply to a councillors’ fund to support projects that will have a positive impact on their area.

The Councillor Local Community Fund, which is in the second year of a two-year pilot, is open now and encouraging people to be active in improving where they live.

Each district councillor has £300 to award – a minimum award is £50 – and money will be given out to approved projects on a first come, first served basis.

Applications can be made to more than one councillor in a ward or across wards up to a maximum of £900 but must be submitted by 30 November 2022.

The Councillor Local Community Fund can support the following:

  • Projects that provide local solutions to local needs.
  • One-off events that benefit the local community and support community resilience.
  • Current projects/activities that need a small amount of support to continue or grow.
  • Capital items (equipment, materials etc).
  • New projects and activities that need some funding to get going.
  • Projects that stimulate new community activity, such as setting up new local community events and clubs.

Payments are made by the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, preferably to an account in the name of the group on the application form and all awarded funding must be spent on the project or activity applied for and any unspent funding must be returned.

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Richard Cox, said:

“I am delighted with the second-year launch of the Councillor Local Community Fund.

“Community groups play a vitally important role in the functioning of the district and a small amount of money can make a huge difference to their work.

“I hope many of them, and many individuals, will apply.”

Published: 4 August 2022