Final round of Derbyshire County Council's Action Grants - Deadline 31st May
Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 14:28
Funding is available through Derbyshire County Council's Action Grants programme to help groups get back on their feet when the coronavirus pandemic is over so they can continue with their invaluable work.
The Action Grants scheme has been running for nearly 2 years and the final round closes at the end of May. The grants are mostly up to £500 and DCC is looking to support the following activities:
- Community Safety: grants for projects to reduce crime and the fear of crime including raising awareness about scams and rogue trading, schemes to tackle anti-social behaviour and initiatives to help residents keep themselves safe
- Youth Activity: including setting up youth clubs, organising activities for young people, projects to help young people gain new skills or schemes to help them deal with mental health issues
- Physical Activity and Sport: money for schemes to encourage residents of all ages to take part in physical activities, keep fit and stay healthy – or which encourage people to get active if they're not already.
There are also a small number of £5,000 and £10,000 grants available in these 3 categories and for another category, 'community activity'. The community activity category covers things such as setting up new community groups, organising a local event or starting a community project.
The Action Grant process is quick and simple and decisions are usually made within a few weeks of the closing date.