Grants for amounts up to £1,000 are available for voluntary, community and charity groups in the Arun district, which covers Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and many of the surrounding villages. Applications are invited from not-for-profit organisations for activities that promote or support wellbeing and health.
The Arun Wellbeing and Health Partnership has a small grants fund of £5,000 with an easy one stage application process. The next deadline for submissions is Friday 9 June 2017 and applications will be considered by the Appraisal Panel during the last week in June with successful applicants receiving their award around the end of August.
To be eligible for funding, groups and organisations must demonstrate that their activities either promote or support one or more of the Arun Wellbeing and Health Partnership priorities, which include prevention of ill-health, information, improving mental wellbeing, tackling health inequalities, providing services for older people to enable better quality of life, and working with families, young people and children on a range of lifestyle issues. Further information on the priorities can be provided by contacting the Arun Wellbeing team.
Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “These grants can help support voluntary, charity and community groups in the district and the valuable work and support they provide to residents.”
Groups who benefitted from a grant last year include My Sisters’ House, Enable Me, Options Pregnancy Crisis Centre, Littlehampton Men’s Shed, Headway West Sussex and Shopmobility.
For more information about the Arun Wellbeing and Health Partnership Joint Small Grants scheme, details on the priority areas and how to apply, contact Joy Bradbury-Ball on 01903 737862 or 01903 737855 or email Claire Dower at firstname.lastname@example.org.