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27th Jun, 2022

Funding available for groups supporting wellbeing of ethnically diverse communities

COMMUNITY groups supporting the health and wellbeing of ethnically diverse groups in Warwickshire are invited to apply for funding.

Warwickshire County Council is offering up grants from a £325,000 pot aiming to reduce the impacts of Covid.

Eligible organisations are those which aim to improve community health and wellbeing by either tackling social isolation, supporting mental health and wellbeing, reducing unemployment or improving physical health.

The funding follows a recommendation in the Director of Public Health’s annual report which focuses on understanding communities, addressing health inequalities and enabling residents to recover from the impacts Covid and improve their health and wellbeing.

Margaret Bell, adult social care and health spokeswoman for Warwickshire County Council said: “Supporting our residents to be safe, healthy and independent is a key priority for the council and this funding will help group improve the health and wellbeing of ethnically diverse communities.

“The Director of Public Health annual report highlighted the inequalities within our communities and the need to continue to work with our community groups to address this, provide services to reduce inequalities and understand the needs of our residents. We are keen to hear from new and existing community groups and organisations and other local groups to help improve the health outcomes of our communities.”

Community groups who need support with their application can sign up to a workshop on Monday September 6.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/impactgrant to apply before September 26.

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