Community groups can bid for a council grant

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If you’re a local voluntary or community group and need some financial support, the doors are now open for bids to the council’s grants programme for 2015 – 2017.

Over £2m is available to organisations that ‘support the council’s priorities’, as well as providing high-quality information and advice to residents; community engagement and support services to build the capacity of smaller voluntary groups.

Organisations that are well governed, financially sound and have a track record of success are encouraged to apply.

The closing date is Friday 26 September.

Councillor Gerard Hargreaves, Cabinet Member for Voluntary Organisations and Resident Engagement, said: ‘I’m very pleased that despite great pressures on the council’s finances we’re able to make funding available to support the work of voluntary and community groups in the borough.’

Find out the criteria and how to apply by visiting www.rbkc.gov.uk/communityfunding

The council is also running a workshop for local groups on how to apply, on Thursday 4 September from 10am to noon. This will take place at The Lighthouse, Lancaster Road, W11 1QT.

To book a place for your voluntary group, email communityengagement@rbkc.gov.uk or call 020 7598 4633.

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