Support and advice provided by Tewkesbury Borough Council has helped community groups across the borough access over £2million of grant funding.
Since 2015, the council’s community development team has worked with community groups to identify funding opportunities, apply for grants and help them prepare applications to national and local funders.
Community funding officer, Martha Mundy, has been busy supporting groups with funding applications. She said: “I have really enjoyed being able to help our communities access such an impressive amount of financial help through trust funds, government funding, lottery funding, and many more avenues. Community groups in the borough work so hard and are so passionate about improving the communities they live and work in. It is fantastic to see the difference that the grants make.”
Groups such as Deerhurst Church, St Michael’s Centre and Tewkesbury Together 2021 have worked with our team to look for funding and we encourage any community groups in Tewkesbury Borough to get in touch for support.
Lead member for communities, Councillor Clare Softley, said: “With funds being stretched across all public services, this is a wonderful achievement and really shows how much can be achieved by working together. I would like to say a big thank you to the community groups who have worked with Martha for going above and beyond for their towns and villages. I would encourage anyone who needs help with a community project to contact the council for advice – perhaps we can get to another fantastic milestone soon!”
For more information about community funding, contact Martha on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01684 272099