Councillor funding on offer to community groups that support the district

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Groups interested in the funding are asked to contact their ward councillor.

Community groups across Lichfield District can apply now for councillor funding to support projects that will have a positive impact on their area.

The councillor community fund is open, with each Lichfield District councillor having £300 to award to 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.

Interested groups are invited to contact their ward councillor with their project idea (find your councillor). If the councillor supports the project, applications can then be made through the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, which is administering the scheme on behalf the council.

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Richard Cox, said: “Community groups do work of immense value to the district, year in and year out.

“A modest amount of money can make a huge difference, so I am delighted that after a successful two -year pilot the councillor community fund is continuing and would encourage groups to apply.

“I would also like to thank The Community Foundation for Staffordshire for administering the scheme.”

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2024.

Published: 2 May 2024