Grant Aid 2023 offers £15,000 funding pot for local groups
Littlehampton Town Council's annual Grant Aid programme will open on 20 March with a total 'pot' of £15,000 available. Designed to support not-for-profit groups and charities, the scheme seeks applications from those who can demonstrate their services benefit members of the community by offering cultural enrichment, advice or support, or by providing sporting activities.
Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper, said: “Littlehampton has a wealth of community groups and organisations offering vital services to residents. These grants are there for those that need a bit of help, be it to replace aging equipment or extend services to achieve greater community inclusivity. If you are part of a voluntary group and in need of funds, do have a look at the criteria online and be sure to apply."
In 2022 the Council awarded grants to 26 groups for a variety of resources and services including Blueprint Youth who received £2,300. Speaking about how the Council funding helped them, Youth Development Coach, Veronica said: “The funding enabled us to provide free bespoke one to one coaching sessions to residents aged 18 to 25. Young people received support for a number of issues including mental health, employment matters, life and relationships.”
The application window is open between Monday 20 March and Tuesday 2 May 2023. Applications can be made online via the Grant Aid page.