Are you an organisation working with vulnerable adults, an existing community group, or simply someone with a good idea? Well, did you know that you could be eligible for a Community Inclusion Grant?
The Community Inclusion Grant was created in 2012 to improve the lives of older people living in Wrexham. And due to the success of this grant, the eligibitlity criteria has now been changed to allow the grant to be used to support adults with a physical, sensory or learning disability as well as individuals with mental health issues and carers.
Supporting older and vulnerable adults
The grant supports the achievement of positive outcomes for adults and enables people to remain in their own homes for longer. Funding, in the range of £200 – £2,500, is available to support the establishment and/or the sustainability of community-based activities that reduce social isolation and loneliness (with a focus on rural areas), by supporting people to retain or regain social connections and enable people to participate in their local community.
Re-connecting isolated and lonely individuals not only has a positive impact on the lives of older and vulnerable adults in terms of their health and emotional well-being, but it also supports the community by gaining access to their economic and social capital.
It’s helped over 100 groups
The grant aims to support both community-based activities and lunch clubs. To date it has helped over 100 groups spread across the county borough, including exercise groups, bird watching, art classes, photography groups and many, many more.
Application forms can be requested by email or by telephone; contact details below.
Contact the Commissioning Team, Wrexham Council on 01978 292066 for an informal chat or for more information.
Application forms and guidance notes are also available by e-mail to: email@example.com
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