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Warwick District Council announces further grants for third sector organisations impacted by COVID-19

Third sector organisations in Warwick District, such as charities and not-for-profit businesses, that have been critically impacted by the pandemic and government restrictions are being invited to apply for a new ‘one-off’ grant payment.

The new ARG (Additional Restriction Grant) Third Sector Support Scheme, which launches on 1 November 2021, is targeted at those organisations that have been unable to raise income through traditional channels and have limited scope to diversify their operations.

The Council has received £1.4m through the Government’s ARG allocation and has partnered with the Coventry & Warwickshire Cooperative Development Agency (CWCDA) to target and support this important third sector with its recovery and resilience.

Warwick District Council’s new scheme will be administered by CWCDA, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of enterprise, employability and financial inclusion services, to the third sector.

Applications are invited from all third sector organisations that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. 100 successful recipients will be awarded a grant payment of £12,500. In addition, they will receive a business health check, tailored advice and mentoring support.

For full details of the grant scheme including the eligibility criteria visit the Warwick District Council website. Applications close at 5pm on 25 February 2022.