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Member Grants Now Open

Published Thursday 20 August, 2020
Last updated on Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Swale Borough Council has opened their member grants scheme to help voluntary and community groups provide COVID-19 support.

Every year the scheme provides each of Swale’s 47 councillors with £2,400 to support small scale, local community projects that benefit areas such as culture, sport, recreation, health, environment, heritage, community safety, crime reduction and education.

Normally launched in June, the scheme is being launched early to provide financial support to the community and volunteers groups who are caring for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cllr Julian Saunders, deputy cabinet member for community at the council, said:

“We make more than £136,000 available every year for local people and organisations to use on what’s important in their community.

“This year we’ve decided to launch the scheme now so that local people who are organising efforts on the ground to support the vulnerable people in their communities with the money and support they need.

“Each councillor has £2,400 to use on projects and efforts in their area, and they can also come together to provide the money needed by the community.

“It has never been more important for us to come together as a community and support those who are less able, vulnerable and more at risk.

“We encourage any community and volunteer group to reach out to their local councillor for the financial support they need to help continue their great work and protect their communities.”

For more information on how to apply visit our member grant page.