Changes underway in the way small grants are allocated


Groups and charities hoping to apply for community grants for the next financial year will need to get their applications in this autumn. The way Worcester City Council awards small grants though the One Worcester Communities Grants scheme is changing. Although grants for the current financial year can still be sought up to 31 March 2024, after tha...

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Proposed changes to the way small grants are allocated


Changes to the way small grants are issued to local organisations are set to be considered by Worcester City councillors. The One Worcester Communities Grants scheme has a Small Grants allocation of £45,000, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Councillors have already agreed to continue to supply £3,500 of this money each year as a grant to Wo...

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New grant available for Worcester retail businesses


Worcester City Council has launched a new grant to help businesses and organisations which are either moving into empty premises or looking to make improvements to their existing building. The Retail Enhancement Grant will help fund interior renovations as well as improving the frontages and accessibility of empty and occupied retail units across W...

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Grant help extended for those affected by 2020 floods

Flooding on Croft Road

Owners of properties which flooded in February 2020 may still be eligible for grant help towards the cost of flood resilience work. Worcester City Council has been able to extend the deadline for claiming reimbursement of previously agreed work to June 30, 2022. Properties and businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their buildings more ...

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Grants for beleaguered city centre traders

Poundland building with scaffolding on Broad Street

Worcester City Council is offering financial support to traders in a city centre street that has been badly affected by repair works to an at-risk building which led, at one stage, to the road being closed. Grants of between £1,200 and £2,700 are being made available to businesses in the lower part of Broad Street, whose trade was hit in November w...

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New grants for city businesses hit by Omicron restrictions


Applications are open now for three new grant schemes that aim to help Worcester businesses whose trade was damaged by the restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron Covid variant or who have struggled to adapt to the impact of the pandemic. Funded by the Government, the three schemes are being administer by Worcester City Council, and city...

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Worcester communities use green grants to pledge positive action for 2022

Worcester Community Garden volunteers undertaking conservation work, with help from Brian the dog

Planting more fruit trees and vegetables, improving recycling facilities and building bird, bat, insect and hedgehog houses are among the New Year actions pledged by the first Worcester organisations to successfully apply for the City Council's new Environmental Community Grant. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are on offer to community groups, ch...

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City Council takes action to support Worcester CAB

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Worcester City Council has awarded a grant of £20,000 to the city's Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) to help it increase its capacity to support local people during what is expected to be an exceptionally busy period. The start of the new year always brings a surge in inquiries to Worcester CAB, particularly in the areas of debt, benefits, housing and...

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City Council commits funding to support arts and community organisations through challenging times


Worcester City councillors have agreed to continue to commit over £527,500 worth of funding to support a range of arts and community organisations over the next five years. "Arts organisations have faced a particularly challenging time across the UK this year," said Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council. "The arts play an import...

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Apply for grants to make your area greener

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Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are on offer to community groups, charities and voluntary organisations to help make neighbourhoods more environmentally friendly. Applications are invited to support initiatives which will reduce carbon emissions, improve resilience to climate change, reduce waste, benefit the natural environment or raise awarenes...

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Community grants offered to help bring Worcester people back together

Young people playing tennis at the sports zone - Worcester Show 2021

Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 if they are planning events, festivals or parties in the autumn or at Christmas. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Many of the city's...

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COVID: Applications open for new grants to support Worcester businesses


A new grant scheme for businesses affected by the impact of the Covid pandemic, and which are continuing to face premises costs while they recover, has been launched by Worcester City Council.Businesses and organisations that are based in a premises in the city, either their own or one belonging to a client, can apply for up to £2,700 from the new ...

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Worcester groups urged to bid for share of loan sharks’ confiscated cash


Cash seized from loan sharks is once again up for grabs, in the latest round of funding from the Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund. Community organisations, charities and groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome. In...

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Financial support to help businesses re-open

New grants of up to £18,000 are available for businesses in Worcester to help with the costs of re-opening. Last month the Chancellor announced further grant funding for councils to support businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. "Government has announced new financial support through its ReStart Grant, to help businesses which were forced...

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