COMMUNITY groups in the district hit by the pandemic are being offered a helping cash hand.
Warwick District Council is urging small organisations – often run by volunteers who provide a range of activities and support to local people – to apply for newly available relief funding to help them to continue to operate.
Applications are now open for the Community Emergency Response Fund with grants of up to £1,000 available to organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship, or which have been forced to halt operations due to Covid-19, or which need funding to provide, adapt or increase services for community benefit during the crisis.
District council community protection spokeswoman Coun Judith Falp said: “The council is fully aware of the devastating effect that this ongoing national crisis is having on our local voluntary and community sector, who are ironically the organisations needed most by the most vulnerable in our society at this time.
“I’m pleased that financial support is now available and I would strongly encourage those involved in running these organisations to contact the council as soon as possible.”
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/cerf for details on how to apply for a grant through the Community Emergency Response Fund.