Community venues in Tewkesbury Borough can now apply for grants to help them provide somewhere warm for residents during the autumn and winter months.

Tewkesbury Borough Council is 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 if they are in need and have the opportunity to socialise, eat or take part in activities.

Community venues in the borough are eligible for one-off grants – £500 to support the opening of a venue as a warm space, as well as an additional £500 to help warm spaces provide food and/or activities to residents.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s support member for communities, Councillor Richard Smith, said: “Our warm spaces will provide a free, non-judgemental place where people can go to keep warm, save money on their heating costs and enjoy the company of others in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. As a council, we’re pleased to be able to support our residents through the colder months.’

To apply for a warm spaces grant, visit Warm Spaces community fund — Tewkesbury Borough Council 

To help residents easily find their local warm spaces, or learn about support available to meet rising living costs, the council has also created:

  • A directory of warm spaces across the borough. (Community venues offering a warm space are encouraged to register themselves via this link so they can be added to the directory).

  • A cost-of-living webpage detailing the help, advice and support available.

Category: Community