Bradford Council are encouraging local support groups to get in touch and find out how a new grant can help grow and expand their community group to become more accessible.
The Friendship Support Grants of between £250 – £2000 are for local groups in the Bradford District who support people with a sensory impairment or are living with dementia and have ideas of how to expand or develop their group to help people build friendships, live independently or to engage with the local community.
The grants are also open to other local support groups who have ideas about how to become more accessible for people with sensory impairments and or living with dementia.
A series of workshops are being held to explain how you can access these grants as well as support in completing an application.
Everyone is welcome to attend these workshops and find out more.
Local Friendship Grants Workshop for groups supporting those living with dementia – this is a workshop to give further information on the grants process, the criteria and how to apply, focussing on groups supporting people living with dementia:
Thursday 13 April, 1.00-2:30pm – The View Room, Margaret McMillan Towers, BD1 1NN
Local Friendship Grants Workshop for Groups supporting those with sensory impairments – this is a workshop to give further information on the grants process, the criteria and how to apply, focussing on groups supporting people with sensory impairments (please note there will be BSL interpreters at this session):
Wednesday 12 April, 1.00-2:30pm – Touch IT, Morley Street Resource Centre, 124 Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1BB
Local Friendship Grants Q&A Workshop – a further workshop to answer frequently asked questions and provide further information for anyone not able to attend the earlier workshops (please note there will be BSL interpreters at this session):
Wednesday 19 April, 1.00-2:30pm – Touch IT, Morley Street Resource Centre, 124 Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1BB
Iain Macbeath, Strategic Director for Health and Well-being at Bradford Council said: “This is a great local offer for our community support groups who are already providing a valuable service. These grants offer groups the opportunity to step up and inspire us with some really exciting and creative ideas so that people with an impairment or living with dementia are provided with various services that allow them to continue to live independently and be part of a community.”
To book a place at any of these workshops, please email: Alicia.email@example.com or phone 07977 160188
These grants are now live and more information can be found on the CNet website at https://cnet.org.uk/Projects/Grants.
Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday 9th May at 12 noon.