COVID-19 Help & Business Advice

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Last Chance for Cash Boost

It’s the countdown to cash grants! Voluntary groups and charities in Erewash have just two weeks left to apply for funding of up to £2,000 towards their vital work.

The deadline for the latest round of Erewash Borough Council’s Community Grants Scheme is Wednesday 16 December – and local organisations both large and small are being urged to apply.

Over the last few years, hundreds of local voluntary groups have received funding to support them in their important work to help local people.

Two organisations that benefitted from grants in the first round of the 2020/21 scheme earlier this year were:

  • The Long Eaton-based Canaan Trust charity, which received £2,000 to help ensure the supported accommodation for homeless males project was able to continue during COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The newly formed Sawley Youth Club was awarded £240 towards the costs of first aid training courses for volunteers, youth accreditation certificates and arts and craft materials.

Councillor Val Clare, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:

“This year has been like no other and we have seen how the need for support and care has increased as people struggle with the effects of coronavirus.

“So this is a rallying call to groups and charities that continue to work so hard here in Erewash, especially in these challenging times. Please don’t delay if you feel you could benefit from a grant. This scheme awards grants to all sorts of projects, of whatever size, that help our borough and its residents, so let’s hear from you.”

Full details of the scheme, and the EBC Community Grants Funding Policy, can be found at erewash.gov.uk/community-grants Anyone wanting advice on how to apply can email ebcsmallgrants@erewash.gov.uk

EBC’s Community Grants Scheme is unable to provide funding to any community group that has received a grant award within the last 12 months.

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