Local community and voluntary groups are invited to apply for grants to support activities that improve wellbeing following the impact of Covid-19

A number of new grants are now available to support community and voluntary groups to offer a range of activities that look to improve overall wellbeing. The grants are being funded as part of the council’s investment in supporting economic recovery and improving wellbeing, as the county looks to recover from the impacts of covid-19.

 

Get Active green spaces grant – Herefordshire Community Foundation

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that will support communities to improve publicly accessible green spaces in their local area and increase access to activities to encourage health, exercise, recreation and play.

The grant scheme is open for applications until 7 October 2021.

For more details see the Herefordshire Community Foundation website 

 

Community and personal resilience grant – Herefordshire Community Foundation

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that will increase capacity in voluntary and community groups (VCSE) to promote greater personal and community resilience following the impacts of Covid-19.

The grant scheme is open for applications until 14 October 2021.

For more details see the Herefordshire Community Foundation website

 

Get Active cultural activities grant – Community First

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that support the development of cultural activities to improve mental health and wellbeing and get people engaged back into society following long periods of lockdown and restricted access to services. 

The grant scheme is open for applications until 14 October 2021.

For more details see the Community First website

 

Councillor Felicity Norman, Cabinet Member health and adult wellbeing said: “Covid-19 and the measures taken to reduce its spread have had a significant impact on people’s wellbeing, mental and physical health.  These grants provide local community organisations with the opportunity to help address these issues for residents of all ages across Herefordshire.  They are one part of the additional £6m investment to support economic recovery and improve wellbeing in our county.”

More information on the Covid Recovery Plan can be found on our website.

Published: 9th September 2021