GRANTS for community groups looking to tackle inequalities are now available.

The One Council Partnership Fund is an annual revenue grant which can help cover the running costs and volunteer expenses for community projects, charities and third-sector organisations.

Heavy Sound, People Know How, The Ridge in Dunbar, Recharge in Tranent and the North Berwick Youth Project have all benefited from the grant.

Councillor Jim Goodfellow, cabinet spokesman for community wellbeing, said: “I’m pleased to announce the launch of this next round of council grant funding to help community groups tackle poverty and reduce inequalities in East Lothian.

“As we have seen this year more than ever, volunteers and community groups make a real difference.

“We know that young people have been particularly affected by the recent Covid restrictions and so I would encourage applications from organisations which can help young people to feel valued as citizens.”

The aim of the funding is to reduce inequalities due to the impact of Covid-19 and the climate emergency.

Applications are particularly welcome which focus on at least one of the following themes:

  • Young people/youth work;
  • Social isolation/befriending;
  • Supporting volunteering;
  • Tackling climate change.

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