Local not-for-profit community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £30,000 from Warwick District Council’s Rural and Urban Capital Investment Scheme (RUCIS). Following a brief pause last year as the Council focussed on administering much-needed funds for local voluntary and community organisations involved in supporting residents during the pandemic, the scheme is now open and organisations looking for grants to support capital improvement projects are urged to apply. Consideration is given to organisations looking to purchase or upgrade their property or equipment in order to provide their services to the community, such as: · Energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy technology · Providing disabled access or facilities · Resurfacing of car parks, sports courts and play areas · Essential building repairs · New facilities such as kitchens or toilets In previous schemes, Leamington Cricket Club received £4,496 towards the refurbishment of their toilet facilities; and Hill Close Gardens received £30,000 towards an extension to their existing visitor centre.
Councillor Mary Noone, Portfolio Holder for Resources, commented: “We’ve seen first-hand this past year how important local community organisations are to our residents, and I am delighted that Warwick District Council is in a position to be able to award this funding to ensure that the vital facilities they use to support the community are the best they can be. “New funding is available for the 2021/22 financial year and I would like to encourage not-for-profit groups located within Warwick District to come forward with their projects as we may be able to help.”
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