Published January 23, 2017 at 10:21
The latest round of the Rossendale Community Fund is now open for applications and local organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Fund before the deadline of 21 February.
The Rossendale Community Fund has been created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children & young people engage in community activities and learning.
Grants of up to £750.00 are available. Since it was launched 18 months ago, a total of £15,000 has been awarded in grants to 16 local organisations.
Applications should enable families and young people up to the age of 25 to flourish, learn and develop skills or knowledge. This includes education, training, sports development, arts and culture activities and also play provision for younger children.
Local registered charities, social enterprises and constituted community groups are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a physical base and track record of delivery within Rossendale.
Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council said;
“The Council values the many services that that local organisations provide for families, children and young people and we are very pleased to be able to support local projects through the Rossendale Community Fund.”
For more information on the grant scheme and an application form, see http://www.lancsfoundation.org.uk/funds/rossendale-community-fund or contact Community Foundation for Lancashire on 0151 232 2444.