COMMUNITY FUND LAUNCHED TO HELP ALLEVIATE POVERTY IN SOUTH LAKELAND
South Lakeland District Council today launches a £25,000 fund aimed at supporting projects that help alleviate poverty.
SLDC is encouraging town and parish councils, community and voluntary groups and local charities to apply to the first round of the new Fairer South Lakeland Community Fund as soon as possible.
Applications can be for both established projects and new initiatives, and applicants can work with other funders, community organisations and agencies to maximise the impacts.
Projects could, for example, aim to give more extra-curricular opportunities to children from poorer households; they may work with local food hubs to expand their reach or update facilities; they may increase transport connections in rural communities; or help vulnerable people into work.
The overarching criteria is that the long-term aim of the project must be to tackle poverty.