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Interlink Small Grants – Spring and Summer Grants 2023 (UP TO £1,000 AVAILABLE)

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for community groups to fund projects that show strong community involvement and help bring people and communities together. These projects are supported by funds generated from the Graig Fatha Wind Farm located near Coedely and operated by Ripple Energy.

Please contact the Interlink RCT Community Advice Team before you apply at: communityadvice@interlinkrct.org.uk or call 01443 846200. 

 

Your application should show how your project will support one or more of the following:  

  • Provide ongoing support to people of all ages and abilities to keep safe, warm, fed and connected and the cost of living generally. 
  • Provide cost of living and other information and advice to your community, for example, how to manage money, how to maximise their income, how to cook on a budget.  
  • Help with fuel poverty or help to carry out an energy efficiency audit (we will arrange this) or improve energy efficiency in your community building.  
  • Show how you work together with others in your community, for example, to provide and promote a wider range of information and advice to the community.
  • Help people access to low cost food.
  • Support people with access to information technology, such as SIM cards, putting in phone chargers, setting up wi-fi, etc,.
  • Transport costs to get people to and from activities and venues.
  • Improve accessibility to activities and facilities including those with mobility issues and people with disabilities.
  • Groups involving children and young people, building their confidence and skills to have a voice and to develop their ideas.
  • Supporting coproduction and community involvement, involving people and those with lived experience to be involved and have a voice.
  • Support not for profit community level trading and enterprise.
  • Projects or activities supporting children, young people and families.
  • Projects which encourage communities to tackle climate change and make use of outdoor spaces. 

*We do not define what community means – please tell us what it means to you!  

 

Criteria:  

  • Projects should not stigmatise people and people should not have to provide evidence of need (unless required by an external funder).   
  • Gifts, welcome packs, and events can only be applied for if part of ongoing support.  One off activities or events are unlikely to be supported.  
  • You agree to adopt relevant policies if required (we can help with this!)
  • You agree to promote your activities on Connect RCT (we can help with this!)

 

To apply:

 

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