Fylde Council’s new Community Wellbeing Fund is now available, giving community groups in Fylde the opportunity to apply for grant funding for innovative, sustainable projects that will enhance where they live.
Made possible via funding from the Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation, the fund is available to Fylde-registered charity groups that are either based in Fylde or work exclusively with people who live in the Borough.
Community groups can apply for up to £5,000 for their project depending on its size and scale, allowing both smaller and larger scale projects to be considered.
Potential eligible projects include those that encourage young residents to build their confidence and improve their abilities and skills, grants for equipment to support community initiatives, or enhancements to local biodiversity. Other potential project areas include purchasing infrastructure or equipment for improvements to community spaces; recruiting, training and retaining volunteers; or enhancing the Borough’s cultural heritage.
Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, said: “We’re very pleased to open the Community Wellbeing Fund to applications from our many valued community groups. This new fund is a vital asset in achieving the Communities and Place objective of the UKSPF Plan Fylde Council developed with our Partnership Group.
“With so much potential for supporting imaginative and innovative projects, we are excited to see what ventures come forward to help benefit residents and increase the sustainability of the Borough.”
Grants will be delivered on a rolling system. Grants will be available until March 2024 or until the funding has been fully allocated. No more applications will be accepted until April 2024 when the new funding cohort will be released.
If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website for more information about the eligibility criteria and the application process: fylde.gov.uk/wellbeingfund
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus
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