News from: Reading Voluntary Action
The Prime Minister announced this week that charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness.
The funding will go towards supporting and expanding programmes that bring people together and are proving to benefit communities and includes a new £11 million Building Connections Fund. This fund will be used to help make the most of local spaces, such as by opening them up for community use, and helping businesses and local services working to combat isolation. It will also support groups to understand the impact of their work and share best practice about how to prevent loneliness.
Funding applications for the Building Connections Fund will open from July 2018 with grants available until the end of December 2020.
For more information see the government press release at https://www.gov.uk/government/news.