Local charities, clubs and community groups that have been impacted by the pandemic can now get the support they need with the launch of a new recovery fund by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
The Communities Looking Forward Grant will run throughout 2021 offering grants of up to £10,000 to sustain health, wellbeing and community action across Letchworth. This follows the successful roll out of the COVID-19 Catalyst Grants Programme in April 2020, which provided a safety net for local groups and charities who faced severe financial losses and administrative disruption.
Alastair Stewart, Head of Charitable Projects and Partnerships said: “It is important that as a community and a charitable foundation we work together to support groups and charities impacted by the pandemic and at the same time help them plan for the coming year.
“Right now, some charitable organisations, clubs and groups across the town will be thinking about what they will need over the coming months to support or re-establish their offer to service users or club members. This grant will help implement their plans reconnect with their service users, members and communities.”
Applications for funding should:
- Meet an identified need that can be evidenced.
- Meet the objectives of your group and needs of your community.
- Make a positive difference to those involved.
- Provide a breakdown of costs.
- Show that the group or charity can sustainably self-fund in the future using other income streams
The Foundation welcomes conversations with group or organisations working with Letchworth residents to hear ideas about how a grant would enable them to achieve their goals in 2021.
The deadline for the first round of applications is the 26 February 2021.