Potential sources of funding for projects
We’ve already noted Frome Town Council’s Mayor’s Grants and Community Grants and Sustainable Frome Grants.
From an FTC email July 2021:
" Two new funds available for community and eco projects in Mendip
Mendip District Council has launched two new grant funds – one for communities and one for climate and ecological emergency projects.
Voluntary, community, not-for-profit organisations and City, Town and Parish Councils are invited to apply for the funding.
The Communities Fund will support project ideas that improve community resilience, build capacity and promote wellbeing, as well as support communities recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. The amount of money available for this is £350,000 in total. Groups can apply for up to £2,000 for smaller projects or up to £30,000 for larger schemes.
The Council has also put aside a total of £50,000 for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Fund , where community organisations can apply for up to £2,000 to fund green projects. Applications for this fund must demonstrate how projects impact on net-carbon emissions and / or the ecological benefits to the community.