Active Withernsea Get Going Small Community Grant Scheme increase
The maximum grant amount of the Active Withernsea Get Going community grant scheme has been increased, with larger grants now available.
Active Withernsea applied the test and learn approach to the scheme which was launched in summer, 2021, and it has become clear that some of the potential applicants would require more than the original limit of £1000 to implement their projects, which are designed to benefit the wider Withernsea community.
It has now been agreed, in association with Sport England, that the value of the maximum amount available in the Get Going community grants will be increased to £5000.
Councillor David Elvidge, portfolio holder for Community Involvement and the Voluntary Sector, said : "I am delighted that we are able to increase the size of the grants available. This is a perfectly logical step, creating the flexibility to be able to offer larger grants in the future, which we already know are much needed by many applicants.
"Larger grants will allow successful schemes to have more impact in Withernsea and will provide incentives for individuals and non-constituted groups to develop further, by formalising their structure and increasing the amount of funding they may apply for.
"They will also enable ideas and projects to progress from small beginnings to bigger outcomes. We look forward to working with Sport England and the local community in Withernsea on applications for larger grant amounts."
The amount of grant funding available will be dependent on the structure of the applicant:
- Grants of up to a maximum of £1000 will be available to individuals and non-constituted groups. If a group subsequently becomes constituted, the group could then apply for an additional grant of up to a maximum of £4000.
- Grants of up to a maximum of £5000 will be available to sole traders, constituted groups and organisations.
The new, larger grants will be available from 31 March, 2022.
Get in touch to find out more about the scheme and kickstart a grant application:
Active Withernsea, 170 Queen Street, Withernsea HU19 2JY
Call : 01964 782299
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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