Funding available to voluntary sector groups in Rochford district

Mick Ferris

Rochford District Council is offering £10,000 in funding to local voluntary sector groups.

The council operates a Voluntary Sector Grant scheme which aims to support local voluntary and community organisations that deliver services and/or projects in the Rochford District.

Portfolio Holder for Community, Cllr Mike Webb, said: “We have an incredibly strong network of community and voluntary sector groups in the Rochford district, and this funding opportunity should help to support them in the vital work they do to benefit our local residents.

“We ask that funding applications relate to the three priorities of our local Health & Wellbeing Board, to ensure we are doing everything we can to work towards these objectives.

“These priorities are to reduce levels of obesity, improve mental health and wellbeing and to support people to lead independent lives and to stay in their own homes as long as possible.”

It’s easy to apply, just visit and follow the guidance.

Applications are open from today, Thursday March 12, and you have until Friday April 10 to return them by email or post.

The council is offering extra support with applications by running two open sessions at the Civic Suite, Hockley Road Rayleigh on Wednesday March 25 at 4pm and 5.30pm. You do not need to register for these sessions.

For further information please contact 01702 318061.


Mick Ferris

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