Winter grant scheme supports vulnerable people in Leeds

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The deadline is approaching for the Winter Wellbeing Community Grants Scheme, which helps vulnerable people who might be at risk this winter.

The initiative, set up by Leeds City Council in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation, offers local groups the chance to get funding for projects that help those in need to prepare for the colder weather.

Organisations in Leeds can apply for funding of up to £2,500, with larger grants of up to £5,000 available for groups that deliver services across the whole city.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on October 30.

Coun Lisa Mulherin, the council’s executive board member for health, wellbeing and adults, said: “I’m really looking forward to hearing about innovative ideas that identify and support people needing help to prepare for cold weather.

“The city is already making great efforts to work together to help people keep well in the winter and we are really keen to hear ideas for projects to address social isolation, increase resilience and help to reduce levels of ill health due to vulnerable people living in cold housing.”

Sally-Anne Greenfield, Chief Executive of Leeds Community Foundation, said: “Applicants need to clearly show how they are addressing a specific need in their community and that there is demand for their services.

“We hope to fund practical projects that provide real, tangible help and look forward to receiving a range of applications.”

Visit www.leedscf.org.uk/winter-wellbeing-community-grants-scheme for an application form or for more information.

All successful applicants will be notified in December.

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