THE first two grants from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund have been awarded by Heart of England Community Foundation.
The grants, which will hopefully be the first in a series of many, were awarded to Happy Mamas, Solihull and Balsall Common Methodist Church.
Happy Mamas, a newly formed peer support group for mums to share their experience of early motherhood during the pandemic, will use their £2,000 grant to continue their walk and talk sessions and to begin a coffee and craft session in April 2021.
Balsall Common Methodist Church were granted £3,000, which will be used to help more people in the local community who are vulnerable and have been impacted by Covid-19.
This money is in addition to the Church’s existing Benevolent Fund which provides essentials that people may need including food and clothing.
The Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund was set up in partnership with Heart of England Community Foundation to award small grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector groups and organisations during the pandemic.
There are grants of up to £5,000 available to support ideas and proposals which will contribute to the community response to Covid-19 in Solihull.
For more information about the fund and to find out how to apply, click: here
Information and advice on how to access local community support, food or financial assistance can be obtained by calling Solihull Connect on 0121 704 8100