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WECA Community Support Fund Second Funding Call

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has announced its second call for applications to its Community Support Fund.

The fund is now open for applications, with a deadline of 9th June.

The Community Support Fund (CSF) will support the most vulnerable within our communities, including those who’ve suffered disproportionately due to COVID-19. The project aims to provide the vital first step towards learning, training and work.

This new £1.5m programme is a key part of the West of England Combined Authority’s Recovery Plan. It will support those who face the greatest risk of negative social, health or economic consequences as a result of the pandemic.

Community and voluntary (not for profit) sector groups in the West of England are able to apply. The fund will support activities targeted at the most vulnerable in our communities to progress onto existing skills and employment activity and ultimately improve economic outcomes for those most affected by the pandemic.

They are looking for initiatives that deliver social value activity as a route into positive progression to skills employment and volunteering. This can include:

• Activity which strengthens social resilience and cohesion

• Activity which improves health and wellbeing

• Activity which improves financial inclusion and resilience

• Activity which increases pride of place and environmental awareness

As with the previous funding round, there are different sized grants available and successful applicants will need to work with the Combined Authority closely to support monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the programme.

If you have any questions about the fund, or events, contact WECA by email.

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