Tameside groups encouraged to apply for winter wellbeing grants

LOCAL groups across Tameside are being invited to apply to the council for grants from the Winter Pressures Fund.

It’s open to the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector to provide real community-based support for those in need.

The local authority has been allocated an amount of funding by central government to support residents’ wellbeing during the winter months.

Those involved in providing activities which help people in Tameside can apply – which can include voluntary organisations, community groups, community interest companies, social enterprises, development trusts and charities.

There are smaller grants of up to £1,500 and larger grants of up to £5,000 available, while the council has said there is some scope for “exceptional projects” to apply for a larger sum.

The local authority’s guidelines read: “We are looking to fund groups who can support vulnerable adults in Tameside and projects that will improve people’s experiences and welfare during the winter months.

“Groups of adults we are looking to help are those that are most vulnerable, such as older people, isolated people, people living in poverty; people who are homeless, people with disabilities and anybody who can be deemed as vulnerable and who may struggle with daily living during the winter months.

“All applications will be asked to confirm that they have the appropriate insurances, governance and risk assessments in place.”

The fund is open until November 29 or until funds are all allocated, whichever comes sooner, so early applications are recommended.

If you would like an application form, you can contact Nicola Carter by emailing winterpressuresfund@tameside.gov.uk or call 07814 738 402.

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