There’s a small new grant fund from the National Lottery Community Fund which T100 can maybe help you with if we’re quick!
The fund is to help reduce loneliness and build connections between people and communities and opens on 5 January. The deadline is 26 January and the funding (micro-grants of between £300 and £2,500) will be released in February to be spent by the end of March. If you have an ‘oven-ready’ project and need help with an application let us know. If you don’t know whether your project will fit we can help advise you with support from our new Community Developer Martin Rawle and TTVS’s new Development Officer Simone Thompson.
More detail about the fund can be found on the TTVS website
Working together across Torridge, Torrington 100 has been busy offering support to communities in all our rural villages and the people of Torrington itself since the pilot programme started the ball rolling in October 2019.
While we’re still restricted and unable to do everything we’d like, the new Community Developer, Martin Rawle is keen to reach out and hear what Torrington 100 can do to help. It could be enabling an individual to get the voluntary support they need or linking people up via the social prescribing programme now in place through local GPs, or even finding the funding to help solve a local problem or create a new facility. Contact him on 07939 154436 or email him at Martin@ttvs.org.uk