Community venues in Tewkesbury Borough can now apply for grants to help them provide somewhere warm for residents during the autumn and winter months.
Following the success of the Warm Spaces community fund launched last year, Tewkesbury Borough Council is once again offering the grant to venues such as village halls, community centres and churches to provide warm spaces – free, welcoming, safe spaces where residents can go to socialise, eat or take part in activities.
Community venues in the borough are eligible for a one-off grant of up to £1,000 to support the running of a venue as a warm space and to help provide food and/or activities to residents.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Councillor Cate Cody, said “We may all have been experiencing hot weather lately, but the council is already looking ahead to autumn and winter, and I am very pleased that we are once again providing support to our residents during the colder months to come.
“Our warm spaces offer free places where people will find warmth and a welcoming atmosphere – where they can reduce their heating bills while socialising with acquaintances old and new.”
To apply for a warm spaces grant, visit Warm Spaces Community Fund – Tewkesbury Borough Council.
To help residents easily find the support available to meet rising living costs, the council has also created a cost-of-living webpage.