Shropshire Council has announced a fund for local community and voluntary organisation activity. It will provide a total of £75,000 for local community groups, including community centres and village halls, through grants up to a maximum of £500. An additional £100,000 will be available for groups and initiatives providing food and home supplies to older people and vulnerable residents. There will be an additional £120,000 “investment in our key voluntary organisations, to enable them to both deliver vital support, and provide support to our communities to do this.”

The £75,000 funding for community groups etc will be made available through a fast-tracked grants programme. Details on how to apply will be made available when the programme launches.

The £100,000 for the provision of food and home supplies will be invested in Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance, which works with partners throughout Shropshire.

The £120,000 for the voluntary and community organisations will be invested in several key Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations with experience of both delivering support to communities and supporting the development of smaller organisations.

This is based on a Shropshire Council news release. When I get more information, I’ll alert you to it.

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