One week left to apply for share of £75k community fund

One week left to apply for share of £75k community fund

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 8:01am 3rd November 2019.

There's just seven days left to apply for a share of the £75,000 Community Impact Fund.

The fund was set up by Dorset Council to back projects that help the lives of local people.

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to community organisations and charities that improve residents' lives and well-being.

Applications for 'Micro' grants pots (up to £1,000) are also welcome.

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  • Charities' turnovers must be less than £500,000 to be eligible to apply.
  • Projects supported will target those whose needs are greatest and will support the council's ambition of reducing demand for its services by connecting people to the right help, support and early intervention to improve resident's lives.

Cllr Spencer Flower, Dorset Council Leader, said:

"We want to support community projects that can demonstrate how they support the council's top priorities for local people.

"The important element is that the projects must be resident-driven with evidence of the benefits for people and the contribution they will make to helping improve the lives of people in Dorset."

The deadline is midnight on Sunday 10th November.

You can find out more information or apply here.