TWO further organisations have been given funds under Solihull’s new Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund.
The fund has so far given out over £20,000 to community groups, including to Solihull Samaritans.
It was established at the end of last year to provide money to support local services aimed at alleviating poverty, encouraging good mental health, digital inclusion and supporting those self-isolating.
The fund is in partnership with the Heart of England Community Foundation and can award a maximum of £5,000 per organisation.
The latest groups to receive funding are Meriden Adventure Playground Association, which provides stimulating and safe areas of play for children, and the Kingshurst-based Tuesday Club, which provides a social, caring and stimulating environment as an opportunity for those who live alone and feel isolated.
The Meriden Adventure Playground Association has been granted £5,000, whilst the Tuesday Club has received £1,500.
Councillor Alison Rolf, cabinet member for stronger and safer communities said: “The Tuesday Club and the Playground Association are both very worthwhile groups, providing support for the young and the vulnerable, who have both been hit especially hard by the pandemic. I’d encourage any groups who need funding to apply now.”
The fund is time limited, so any groups who wish to apply for funding should do so, or risk missing out.
To find out more and how to apply visit https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/