Community champions across Staffordshire can now benefit from a new fund designed to support projects which make a real impact on local people.
The new People Helping People fund is being launched by Staffordshire County Council as part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the lives of others.
Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Councils said:
“With councils no longer able to deliver the extras we once did, there are some fantastic stories across the county about people stepping up to support their local community.
“The county council will always meet its legal duties and protect the most vulnerable, but this is about giving the community a take a lead on the ground projects that make a big difference.’’
The People Helping People Fund is designed to offer matched funding specifically for new projects supporting health and wellbeing or children and families needing a little extra help.
“But it doesn’t stop there. There are little things we can all do or changes we can all make to do our bit to help ourselves and others.”
The People Helping People fund will see local county councillors have a total of £2,500 to invest in new projects that make a difference to local communities.
Each county councillor will be looking to invest in local projects that support people’s health and wellbeing, or on children and families who need a little extra support.
Any funds will need to be match-funded, and the county council is giving community groups the tools to do just that with their Crowdfund Staffordshire webpages at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/staffordshire.
“Many of us lead busy lives, but making the time to do something, however small, to help people ‘s health and wellbeing or to support children and families, makes a huge difference, so get on board and be inspired by the steps people across Staffordshire are taking.”
You can find out more about the People Helping People Fund and be inspired by community projects already making a huge difference at the new Doing Our Bit website at http://funding.doingourbit.info. You can also find out more about other sources of funding available.
The new www.DoingOurBit.info webpage has details of a range of other sources of funding to help do something for themselves and others.