10th April 2020

Application deadline looming for voluntary and community organisation grants

Voluntary and community sector groups hoping to benefit from Taunton Deane Borough Council grants are being reminded of the deadline.

Applications received before 12 noon on Monday 2 February will be considered for funding from three grant pots.

The funding is available for any not-for-profit organisations seeking to improve the lives, health and wellbeing of people in Taunton Deane.

The council will consider all eligible projects but it is particularly keen to support those that help vulnerable people or those living in specific priority areas; North Taunton, Taunton East, Wellington North, Wellington East, and the rural areas of Taunton Deane.

Funding is also available for projects that benefit residents in the un-parished areas of Taunton as well as council tenants across Taunton Deane.

Organisations that benefited from a grant last year include;
In The Mix Youth Project
Taunton Food Bank
Conquest Riding Centre
Blackdown Support Group
Cruse Bereavement Care

Projects or services must start or run between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 and further details are available on the Taunton Deane Borough Council website. Please search for Voluntary and Community Organisation Grants.

Cllr Jane Warmington, Executive Councillor for Community Leadership said: “I know how even relatively small amounts can make a real difference to community groups so I am pleased we are making this money available. I encourage both existing and new groups to apply and we are happy to help if there are any last minute queries. Last year we supported a wide variety of projects and we are sure the benefits are being felt across the Deane.”