Waverley Borough Council’s Executive Committee has agreed to launch a new Thriving Communities Commissioning Fund offering financial support to not-for-profit organisations delivering health and wellbeing services to Waverley residents.
The scheme offers an exciting opportunity for local voluntary organisations to work in partnership with the council to meet its corporate objectives and support vulnerable or disadvantaged people. It will prioritise the improvement of people’s health and wellbeing, enabling access to information and guidance, reducing social isolation and loneliness, and building stronger, connected communities.
The bidding round is open for five weeks from 14 October. Applications must be received by 4pm on 18 November 2021. Decisions on funding will be made in mid-December.
Successful applicants will receive funding to deliver services or activities for three years from the 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025.
For full information about how to apply visit Waverley Borough Council’s voluntary sector web page.
Councillor Kika Mirylees, Waverley Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, said:
“All our voluntary organisations have worked so hard, particularly during the pandemic, to assist our more vulnerable people within the community. Many have been a lifeline for residents and as a council, we are committed to helping support them. I would particularly like to encourage new organisations who have responded so admirably to the needs our community has had to deal with in this last year, to come forward and apply for funding; it’s there to enable us to work with them and help support their invaluable work with our communities.”