£20k grants available for Kenilworth community groups

By James Smith

13th Apr 2022 | Local News

Last year Myton Hospice was given £4,721
Last year Myton Hospice was given £4,721

Grants of up to £20,000 are now available for local non-for-profit community groups in Kenilworth.

The money, which has come from Warwick District Council's rural and urban capital improvements scheme (RUCIS), is designed for capital improvement projects.

Applications are now open and the council will consider projects relating to:

  • Energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy technology
  • Providing disabled access or facilities
  • Resurfacing of car parks, sports courts and play areas
  • Essential building repairs
  • New facilities such as kitchens or toilets

Last year Myton Hospice in Warwick was given £4,721 to resurface and improve its car park.

"On behalf of Myton, I would like to say a huge thank you to Warwick District Council for its fabulous grant, which has enabled us to carry out much-needed improvements of our driveway and car park," said Charlotte Ingram, director of income generation at Myton.

"We are delighted this work has now been completed – it makes such a huge difference to everyone accessing and using the Hospice, from patients and their families and of course to our Myton staff and volunteers.

"We have to raise £7.8 million each year to provide our services, free of charge, to terminally ill patients across Coventry and Warwickshire.

"So to receive such wonderful support through the RUCIS for a project like this is a massive boost."

The London and North Western Railway Society was also given a £4,437 contribution to purchase new ICT equipment and specialist tools.

Whilst Whitnash Windmill Petanque Club were able to install new fencing and shelters thanks to a grant of £5,269.

"In difficult times, I am delighted that Warwick District Council is able to award funding to these groups who play such an important role in our local community," said Cllr Richard Hales, portfolio holder for resources and transformation.

"The projects which have been realised through the RUCIS scheme can make a real difference and I would strongly encourage not-for-profit organisations located within Warwick District to come forward with their ideas as we may be able to help."

To find out more about the RUCIS scheme, visit the WDC website.


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