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Grant help extended for those affected by 2020 floods

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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COVID: More financial support available for businesses during lockdown

The Government has announced a new support scheme for businesses which were required to close due to the national lockdown restrictions introduced on 5 January 2021. "Government has announced further financial support for businesses which have been forced to close since the current lockdown began on January 5 - or which can still trade but have bee...

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Worcester charities receive grants to help people facing winter hardship

Grants of up to £3,000 have been paid to nine city charities and community groups which will deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter. Over £23,000 has been paid from the City Council's Health and Hardship Grant Fund, designed to help residents cope with the impact of Covid-19 and to tackle key heal...

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COVID: Registration opens for new discretionary grants to support Worcester businesses

Applications are now open for grants for Worcester businesses that have been impacted by the November 2020 lockdown.The new Local Restrictions Discretionary Grant offers support to businesses which are not eligible for the existing Local Restrictions Support Grant , using funding from central government. Worcester City Council will, at its own disc...

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Grants of up to £2K available to help support Worcester communities

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 Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help strengthen and enhance local communities. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Grants have already been paid to a wide var...

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£114,820 to help Worcester families pay for food and get access to accommodation

Worcester City Council has been awarded £114,820 by central government to help support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19. The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies allows local authorities in England to use their discretion, to identify and support those most in need w...

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Coronavirus: Registration opens for grants to Worcester businesses

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Registration is open now for Worcester businesses that qualify for grants to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Grants of £10,000 are available to small businesses that already qualify for small business rate relief or rural rate relief. Grants of £25,000 will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property that has...

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It’s ‘7 on the Severn’ as dragon boats launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs

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A dragon boat trip has helped to launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs. Members of Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club joined event organisers and sponsors to celebrate '7 on the Severn' as the event prepares to grow for its seventh year. The popular Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K and Young Athletes Run will be joined on the weekend of ...

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Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners

Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners

 A new centre to help couples resolve disputes has opened in Worcester – with a little help from the City Council. Based in Worcester, the Centre for Resolution is the brainchild of local resident Ryan Compton, a qualified mediation and mentoring practitioner. Ryan set up the practice in 2016, originally hiring community facilities for me...

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City Council supports sweet success for Worcester start-up business

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Dreams of owning a sweet shop often start in childhood – but few people turn these in to reality. Michelle and Mark Rasdall have though, with the help of a business start-up grant from Worcester City Council. Now the couple have celebrated the first year anniversary of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe's opening on Worcester's High Street. Michelle and Ma...

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