Grab a bor­ough grant – if you are a char­ity or so­cial en­ter­prise

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COM­MU­NITY, char­ity and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions in West Lan­cashire are be­ing in­vited to ap­ply for rev­enue grants from the bor­ough coun­cil.

West Lan­cashire will con­sider ap­pli­ca­tions from reg­is­tered char­i­ties, vol­un­tary groups, com­mu­nity in­ter­est com­pa­nies and so­cial en­ter­prises that op­er­ate for pub­lic ben­e­fit.

This pot of money is just for those op­er­at­ing in and serv­ing the res­i­dents of West Lan­cashire. Pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents in­clude CVS, CAB, Dial a Ride, Homes­tart and Be­reave­ment Coun­selling Ser­vices.

If an ap­pli­ca­tion is ap­proved, fund­ing will be granted for the 2019-2020 fi­nan­cial year.

Cllr Claire Cooper, port­fo­lio holder with re­spon­si­bil­ity for grants to vol­un­tary, com­mu­nity and char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions, said: “The coun­cil is ex­tremely aware of the huge im­pact many of these groups have on the West Lan­cashire com­mu­nity and would like to sup­port them as much as we can.

“With an ever-shrink­ing coun­cil bud­get, we’re try­ing our best to con­tinue this fund­ing stream for the ben­e­fit of our res­i­dents.

“We are keen to re­ceive ap­pli­ca­tions from or­gan­i­sa­tions op­er­at­ing in West Lan­cashire, how­ever small or large.”

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Fri­day, Novem­ber 23.

For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing clear cri­te­ria and an ap­pli­ca­tion form, please visit www.west­lancs.gov.uk/grants.

Groups can also get more in­for­ma­tion and an ap­pli­ca­tion form by con­tact­ing Sue Grif­fiths on 01695 585097 or e-mail susan.grif­fiths@west­lancs.gov.uk.

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