Cash for community groups
A grant scheme set up to help grass root organisations provide key support to vulnerable Richmondshire residents through the coronavirus pandemic still has cash in its pot.
There is £5,000 up for grabs in the district council’s scheme which aims to help community groups across the district. It can award grants of between £50 and £500 to deal with emerging issues – response to the current rise in cases or recovery measures - and reduce the impact of social isolation as a result of the virus.
Since its launch in April grants have been paid to Colburn Hub; Constable Burton Volunteer Support Group; Richmond Town Council; Carlton Parish Council; British Gurkha and Nepalese Community; Reeth and District Community Transport Group; A Good Life Project – the Upper Dales Covid-19 Support Group and Arkengarthdale Parish Council.
Town or Parish Councils or community support groups can apply. They must be a formal, constituted group with a bank account to be eligible. Businesses, companies and schools are not eligible.