Community groups and charities in St Albans District can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help vulnerable people.
St Albans City and District Council has launched its £50,000 Community Project Fund for 2022/23.
The fund supports the delivery of projects and activities that benefit the whole community and are in keeping with the Council’s inclusion strategy.
Grants are primarily for time-limited projects run by smaller organisations and which meet a community need.
Councillor Sarwar Shamsher, Vice-Chair of the Housing and Inclusion Committee, said: “These grants offer very valuable assistance to the District’s voluntary and community groups and can be used for sport, arts, music, outdoor activities or social groups.
“The fund is a major part of our inclusion strategy that is intended to support residents who are in need. The groups who benefit do a great deal of important work that has helped thousands of people across the District.”
There are two rounds of funding this year, with the first opening on Thursday 16 June. A second round starts in November.
The Council’s Response Fund for 2022/23 has also opened for applications for grants from between £200 to £2,000 from a pot totalling £10,000.
Voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprise organisations and community interest companies can apply here: www.stalbans.gov.uk/grants.
These grants are for small capital items or for funding for projects that need to be implemented quickly.