The Local Services - Supporting Communities Fund has been set up with the aim of providing local communities with the opportunity to make a real difference in local villages, towns and communities across Essex.
The Local Services Fund will support ideas that will enhance and make a real difference to communities, by adding small but significant pieces of work.
The fund will support the creation of formal and traditional services as proposed by Parish Councils and other constituted groups, including services such as ‘community volunteers training, a community café or hub, business apprenticeships or handyman schemes’.
The fund aims to free communities to be more locally responsive, to identify and take on the responsibility of overseeing important community tasks.
Communities are invited to put applications in as from 1st October 2017 for the first Funding Board to be held in December 2017.
Please contact the EALC
for more information and to apply.