Winter Wellbeing Community Grants Scheme

Fund to support a range of community-based projects that target helping vulnerable people in Leeds who are most susceptible to the adverse effects of cold weather. Deadline Monday 10 October 5pm.

We are looking for innovative ideas that identify and support vulnerable people to prepare for and respond to cold weather. We are particularly keen for projects to address social isolation, increase resilience and that help reduce the levels of illness (and deaths) due to vulnerable people living in cold housing.  We prefer to fund practical projects that provide real, tangible help as opposed to purely the onward distribution of information.The fund is particularly interested in new approaches which diversify the support available and projects are expected to link with and actively refer to other services. (note that there have been some changes to the criteria since last year).Area: Leeds Metropolitan District. Your organisation does not need to be based in Leeds but the project you apply for must benefit only residents of Leeds.Amount: Grants of up to £2,500 are available for local community projects and up to £5,000 for citywide projects. For projects run by multiple organisations working in partnership, applications of up to £10,000 will be considered.To Apply: www.leedscf.org.uk/winter-wellbeing-community-grants-scheme/