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There are just a few days left for community projects to apply for grants up to the value of £6,000 in this round of Dorset Council’s Community Impact Fund, says the authority.

On Monday 9 September, Dorset Council opened its Community Impact Fund to back community projects that help the lives of local people.

There is a total of £75,000 available to help community organisations and charities, with a turnover of less than £500,000, deliver services that improve the lives and well-being of people in the Dorset Council area.

Local community groups have until midnight Sunday 10 November 2019 to apply. To make sure the fund reaches all parts of Dorset’s communities, applications for smaller amounts (up to £1,000), via the Micro grants pot are also welcome.

Projects supported will target those whose needs are greatest and will support the council’s ambition of reducing demand for its services by connecting people to the right help, support and early intervention to improve resident’s lives.

Councillor Spencer Flower, Dorset Council Leader, said: ‘We want to support community projects that can demonstrate how they support the council’s top priorities for local people.

‘The important element is that the projects must be resident-driven with evidence of the benefits for people and the contribution they will make to helping improve the lives of people in Dorset.’

To find out more information or apply for a grant visit: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/your-community/support-for-voluntary-and-community-organisations/funding/dorset-community-impact-fund.aspx

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