Tower Hamlets Council to change the way it awards grants to community and voluntary organisations
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Tower Hamlets Council is to overhaul the way it awards grants to community and voluntary organisations (VCS) in the borough.
A new £2.6 million Local Community Fund and a small grants programme will be introduced which will provide funding of up to £5,000.
The changes have been drawn up following a consultation with VCS in the borough and from next year funds will be allocated to groups and organisations that will provide:
• Inclusion, health and wellbeing (£990,000)
• Employment and skills (£435,000)
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• Community safety (£195,000)
• Digital inclusion (£60,000)
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• Information and advice (£980,000)
Councillor Candida Ronald, cabinet member for resources and the voluntary sector, said: “We could not hope to provide all the vital services our residents need without the support of our VCS partners.
“We have not arrived at this new approach overnight and I would like to thank all those in the sector who have helped to co-produce the new programme.”
The changes were rubber-stamped by the council’s cabinet this week.