Signpost for Community Chest Grant for Voluntary Groups

Signpost for Community Chest Grant for Voluntary Groups

Community groups and voluntary organisations providing help for adults and health initiatives can now apply for grants from £500 to £10,000.

Durham County Council
Signpost for Community Chest Grant for Voluntary Groups
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This is a signpost only for Community chest cash for voluntary groups
Community groups and voluntary organisations providing help for adults and health initiatives can now apply for grants from £500 to £10,000.
The grant, called Community Chest, was set up in partnership by Durham County Council Adult Social Care, Public Health and North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group to benefit local services across County Durham. This could mean expanding existing services or developing new ones, helping people and communities help themselves.
The funding recognises the benefit of working more closely in local communities, who are often best placed to listen and understand the needs of local people. The grant is intended to help areas such as outreach services for the housebound, healthy eating, making premises accessible and training volunteers in disability issues such as dementia.
The intention is to enable people to live as independently as possible and take greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.Lesley Jeavons, Head of Adult Social Care at Durham County Council, said: “We recognise the benefit of working more closely in local communities to sustain very local services in order to help people and communities help themselves.
“This approach will strengthen community opportunities and will help to save money in the long term by helping people to remain healthier and more independent for longer.”
Any groups wanting more information should contact communitychest@durham.gov.uk or www.durham.gov.uk/communitychest or
Telephone: 03000 265 756 for details

Contact:
Mrs Janice Slater
Email Address:
janice.slater@durham.gov.uk
Telephone:
0191 3834176
Address:
County Hall
Durham
Durham
DH1 5UG
United Kingdom
Key Dates
29/08/2013
02/03/2015
21/08/2013 08:00
02/03/2015 16:00
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Contract Attachment(s)
Attached/Link Name Size Date Uploaded
FINAL CC – Press Release (revised LP) V3.doc 461kb 21/08/2013
CC revised Guidance Notes.pdf 246kb 21/08/2013

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