Community groups are being encouraged to develop new or existing projects to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Tewkesbury Borough, with a new Community Health and Wellbeing Grant.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available from Tewkesbury Borough Council to support activities that focus on improving physical and mental wellbeing, promoting healthy lifestyles or building strong communities for the future.
The grant is open to non-profit organisations working with communities in Tewkesbury Borough, including registered charities, town and parish councils and constituted community groups.
Projects that facilitate wider participation in community activities, focus on health and wellbeing, or create or enhance community spaces will be prioritised.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Community and Economic Development Manager, Andy Sanders, said: “We recognise the importance that community groups play in supporting mental and physical health in their community. We would really encourage groups to apply for this funding to enable them to provide activities that improve health and wellbeing in their neighbourhood.
“This new grant could help fund a range of projects, including outdoor activities for young people during the summer holidays, a village bench to encourage older residents to go for a walk, and help towards the cost of venue hire for a community singing group – and we encourage groups to apply.”
Applications can be made online through the council’s website. Grants should be spent within six months of receiving the award and can cover most costs associated with a project. Typically, these include equipment and resources, publicity and marketing, training costs, venue hire, or costs associated with IT.
For further information about eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit tewkesbury.gov.uk/community-health-and-wellbeing-grant or if support is required to complete the form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.