Coming Soon – Almost half a million pounds in funding for voluntary and community groups in Lichfield
Voluntary and community groups across Lichfield District will soon be offered the chance to apply for thousands of pounds in funding to help them deliver community support.
Lichfield District Council is to invite applications for its Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Funding Programme 2024-2027 from the diverse range of organisations that contribute to making the district a great place to live, work and visit.
Projects will be funded that help to achieve the Lichfield District 2050 Strategy goal of creating confident, prosperous, green and active communities. The aim is to prioritise funding on applicants that can have the greatest impact and create a positive legacy.
The funding available is £163,000 per year over three years - £489,000 in all – with a minimum award per organisation of £1,000 per year. It is unlikely any one organisation will be awarded more than £50,000 per year so that as many organisations as possible can be supported.
Although all awards will be made across the three-year cycle there is no obligation to submit applications for a full three years of funding.
Applicants will be asked to complete an initial form as part of a two-stage process. If they are successful, they will be invited to complete Stage 2, a questionnaire. Both will be assessed by a panel using a set scoring criterion.
The VCS 2024-2027 Funding Prospectus, including the application forms and guidance notes, will be launched on 18 October 2023.