Citizen Local Fund launches to support people in our communities
The Citizen Local Fund has launched, giving people in our communities access to grants of up to £5,000 for projects and initiatives which promote and support wellbeing and our wider work.
The fund is a central pillar of our Citizen to Citizen charitable project, which is part of our strategic objective to improve our support services and tackle homelessness.
Customers and other people in our communities can apply for a slice of the £50,000 funding directly through our new Citizen Local Fund web page.
Kevin Rodgers, our Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to able to launch the Citizen Local Fund.
“If ever there was a time that people in our communities need support for their wellbeing it is now.
“We know that there will be lots of individuals and groups out there in our communities who are being creative and supporting people through the pandemic and we hope this fund can support them.
“Moving forward we want the Citizen Local Fund to support the wider work people are doing to help people in our communities. The fund is there for a range of projects – big or small. We’re keen to support anyone or any group that needs some support to help others.”
Applications for the first round of funding close on Friday, 19 February.
Find out more about the Citizen Local Fund on our Citizen Local Fund web page.