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 submit pre application checklists no later than the 3rd April 2018, application forms must be received by the 1st May 2018 in order to qualify for the second funding panel to be held on the 15th June 2018.
Please contact the EALC for more information and to apply.