Dorset Council has launched a new fund to help kick-start new activities and projects supporting disadvantaged, marginalised or under-served groups in the county, including those affected by the Covid crisis.
Charities, parish councils, constituted community groups and cultural organisations can apply for sums between £1,000 and £5,000.
Applications can only be submitted online at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/community-and-culture-project-fund and must be completed by Friday 11 June.
Cllr Jill Haynes Dorset Council portfolio holder for Customer and Community Services said: “I’m delighted Dorset Council has established this new fund to support community and cultural projects in our local area, despite ongoing pressures on our budgets.
“It replaces our former Social Inclusion, Leisure Development and Community Impact funds and there are some new rules as to who can benefit so it’s important to look carefully at our guidelines before making an application.
“The fund is mainly for new activities and projects although funding to enhance existing project will be considered.
“Don’t worry if your project isn’t quite ready to go yet, it will be possible to make an application later this year when a new round of funding opens in November.”
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