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Herefordshire Council invites residents to a funding workshop

Herefordshire Council is inviting residents and community groups from across the county to attend a Big Lottery funding workshop.

The workshop will be held at the council’s Brockington office on Hafod Road in Hereford on Wednesday 19 June from 7pm to 9pm and will provide advice on how to apply for funding from the ‘Awards for All’ and ‘Reaching Communities’ programmes currently on offer from the Big Lottery Fund.

Councillor Roger Phillips, cabinet member for enterprise and culture said: “The council is pleased to be able to provide assistance to local residents and community groups who wish to apply for Big Lottery funding to help with community projects.”

“The workshop will focus on two different funds.  The ‘Awards for All’ fund is a simple and effective programme that can help small projects to have a truly positive impact on local communities.  It offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations such as local councils, charities, constituted groups and schools for community activities, purchasing items and small refurbishments.” 

“The ‘Reaching Communities’ programme offers extensive funding from £10,000 to £500,000 for large scale community projects and although this can sometimes be a difficult fund to access, the council’s project development team is on hand to help you.”

The workshop will be led by the council’s project development team on behalf of Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (HVOSS) and will cost £5.00 per person.  If you would like to know more or to book a place, please contact Hannah McSherry on 01432 383061 or hmcsherry@herefordshire.gov.uk.