Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities initiative launches

Comic Relief and the Community Foundation for Lancashire announces a new programme supporting small community led organisations across Lancashire which will play a vital role supporting people to make positive changes in their lives and their local communities.

Grassroots organisations like these have been hit particularly hard over the last few years due to the current economic climate, which has made it harder to secure funding and yet these organisations are often the first and sometimes only point of support for individuals and communities trying to make a difference in their lives.

The Core Strength – Local Communities initiative provides funding for essential core running costs for small locally led community organisations.  Grants between £1,000 to £5,000 for up to 12 months are available to local community organisations with an annual income of up to £100,000. The initiative will sit under the Comic Relief programme of Building Stronger Communities – supporting groups who work to make their communities more connected, empowered and productive. 

Gilly Green, head of UK grants said, “We at Comic Relief recognise the importance of these community led organisations and their critical work. We also know that sometimes even the basics of keeping the lights on can be a struggle at the moment, let alone time to plan and invest in growth. At the heart of this funding is to give organisations the choice of where their needs lie – be it paying for the rent and lighting or invest in development and forward planning. We are proud to lead this approach and invest into the heart of our local communities”




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