New Grants Scheme Makes First Awards

Last years presentation

A new grants scheme funded by Stafford Borough Council, working in conjunction with The Community Foundation for Staffordshire has made its first awards – and is now inviting other community organisations in the Borough to make their applications before the closing date on 21 March 2017.

The Stafford Borough Council Small Grants scheme has increased the number of organisations that it can target and help. Small grants of up to £1000 are available to local community and voluntary causes that are based across the borough.

The first organisations to benefit from the scheme attended a presentation event at Stafford Borough Council, to be presented with their awards and to talk a little more about the vital work that they undertake. Amongst them were a scout group, a brownie group, a community hub and BEAM, an organisation that supports disabled adults

Organisations, voluntary groups and individuals can apply from now for grants of up to £1000 for projects based across the borough of Stafford including Stone, Eccleshall and the rural villages.

Steve Adams, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Staffordshire said:

“We’re pleased to be working so closely with Stafford Borough Council on this scheme and are grateful for the commitment that they are showing to local community groups. Anyone who would like to apply should give us a call and see if we can help. If you want more information call us now on 01785 339540 or visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk”

Councillor Jeremy Pert, Cabinet Member for Communities at Stafford Borough Council said:

“Every year dozens of volunteer led organisations and charities across the borough contribute huge amounts to our local communities, and we’re pleased that we can offer this funding, which can equate to vital help, to these organisations”.