Grant funding for groups

VOLUNTARY, community and faith sector (VCFS) groups across Lancashire have another chance to apply for funding from Lancashire County Council.

Bidding has now opened for Central Gateway Grants.

Organisations have until Friday, September 16, to apply.

Around £210,000 will be available to fund general VCFS activities.

A further £50,000 has been made available to fund organisations specifically involved in activities such as drama, music or visual arts.

This is the second round of bidding for 2011/12 funding with over £1.1million already handed out.

Central Gateway Grants aim to fund strategic work which benefits local communities across Lancashire and fits in with the county council’s corporate priorities.

Amounts handed out will vary. Funding is available for the remainder of the current financial year.

Organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding even if they missed out in the first Central Gateway round earlier this year.

See The Visitor (24-08-11) for full story.