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Community Inclusion Grant

Community Inclusion Grant – Making a difference to people and communities

The Community Inclusion Grant was created in 2012 to improve the lives of older people living in Wrexham.

I am now writing to you to let you know that the success of this grant has resulted in a change of eligibility which allows the Grant to be used to support adults with a physical, sensory or learning disability as well as individuals with mental health issues and carers.

Applications are therefore now invited from community groups & third sector organisations supporting adults with a disability, mental health or sensory impairment.

The Grant is an exciting and innovative way in which Wrexham Council’s Adult Social Care Department can support the sustainable development of low-level community-based preventative support which aligns well with the priorities set out within The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act (2014) and the Wellbeing and Future Generations Wales (2015) Act.

The Grant supports the achievement of positive outcomes for adults and enables people to remain in their own homes for longer. Funding, in the range of £200 – £2,500, is therefore available to support the establishment and/or the sustainability of community-based activities that reduce social isolation and loneliness (with a focus on rural areas), by supporting people to retain or regain social connections and enable people to participate in their local community.

Re-connecting isolated and lonely individuals not only has a positive impact on the lives of older and vulnerable adults in terms of their health and emotional well-being, but it also supports the community by gaining access to their economic and social capital.

The Grant aims to support both community-based activities and lunch clubs.  To date it has helped over 100 groups spread across the Borough, including exercise groups, bird watching, art classes, photography groups and many, many more.

A Grant Panel considers applications 4 times during the financial year (Panel dates to be confirmed) and application forms can be requested by email or by telephone; contact details below.

If you are an organisation working with vulnerable adults, an existing community group, or simply someone with a good idea, please contact:-

The Commissioning Team, Wrexham Council on 01978 292066 for an informal chat or for more information.

Application forms and Guidance notes are also available by e-mail to: commissioning@wrexham.gov.uk

Delyth Pridding

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