Cash still available for community group Covid help

A grant scheme set up to help grass root organisations provide key support to vulnerable Richmondshire residents through the coronavirus pandemic still has cash in its pot.

There is £5,000 up for grabs in the district council’s scheme which aims to help community groups across the district.

It can award grants of between £50 and £500 to deal with emerging issues – response to the current rise in cases or recovery measures – and reduce the impact of social isolation as a result of the virus.

Since its launch in April grants have been paid to Colburn Hub; Constable Burton Volunteer Support Group; Richmond Town Council; Carlton Parish Council ; British Gurkha and Nepalese Community; Reeth and District Community Transport Group; A Good Life Project – the Upper Dales Covid-19 Support Group and Arkengarthdale Parish Council.

Town or parish councils or community support groups can apply.

They must be a formal, constituted group with a bank account to be eligible.

Businesses, companies and schools are not eligible.

To apply visit www.richmondshire.gov.uk/community-grants or contact sue.white@richmondshire.gov.uk