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Over the recent months we have seen pressures on the cost of living. For those already struggling to balance their living costs, this further compounds the very real and tough decisions that some may have to make this winter.
Croxley Green Parish Council wants to do more to help our community to address cost of living impacts. We are looking to support a network of Warm Spaces, places where local residents can come together to stay warm, perhaps participate in activities and have a cuppa too.
We are asking groups and organisations to support us in delivering spaces across Croxley Green that are open, welcoming for all, accessible, safe and free to our communities to come inside and warm up. We want to ensure that anyone who is cold knows where they can go to get warm, stay warm and enjoy a bit of company.
The Council recognises that for some groups and organisations there will be financial challenges in being able to provide a warm space in their communities. Therefore in order to support this, the Council is launching a dedicated grant programme with £5000 in funding to help. The Warm Spaces Grant aims to give groups and organisations some financial support to open their venues up as warm spaces, in addition to their normal activity.
A grant of up to £500 per warm space is available. This can be used to offset a range of costs for example, energy costs, activity costs, materials needed, or running costs including staff or volunteer costs.
Basic funding criteria
Grants will be awarded to not-for-profit organisations, working for the benefit of the Croxley Green community. To apply, your group does not have to be a registered charity but you do need;
The Parish Council cannot give funding to government funded organisation (schools, libraries, etc.)
The Warm Spaces Grants are designed to enable and facilitate groups/ organisations, through providing funding to offer additional warm spaces to the community. The aim is to mitigate the inequality, reduce social isolation and provide support to address community concerns around the cost of living, whilst staying and being well.
We want to receive bids for fundings that provide additional activity and/or open a warm space that would not be open otherwise. The fund will cover the following expenses:
The grants will not be available to groups that:
Please complete the application form, which can be found here:
To give you some more information about how a warm space works we have attached a guide from the Martin Lewis charity fund. The Warm Welcome Guide can be found here:
What happens once I've applied?
We will email you to acknowledge receipt of your application. Once received we will check that your application meets our criteria, is eligible and that we have all the relevant documents.
As this is a rolling programme, we will be accessing applications as they are submitted. Successful applicants will be contacted as soon as a decision is made to get their warm spaces offered underway.
Once all of the allocated funds have been awarded, we will close the grants programme. It may reopen should more funding be made available.
Would you like to represent the residents of Croxley Green and help keep it special? Then why not become a Parish Councillor. We have 2 vacancies available.
This is a great opportunity for a resident of Croxley Green to join the Council. Please get in touch with us to find out more about the role. Closing Date is Thursday 22nd September 2022 and prospective candidates will be invited to attend a Parish Council meeting Thursday 29th September 2022.
Application forms can be downloaded here.
To be eligible to become a councillor, you must:
• be over 18 years of age.
• be a British subject, or a citizen of the Irish Republic, a commonwealth country, a UK dependent territory or another country in the European community.
And meet at least one of the following:
• be on the Electoral Roll for the Parish
• live or work within the Parish and have done so for the last 12 months immediately before you are nominated.
• live within 4.8 kms (3 miles) of the Parish boundary.
You cannot stand if you:
• are employed by that council.
• have been declared bankrupt within the last five years if you have not repaid your debts.
• have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to not less than three months imprisonment within the last five years.
• you hold a politically restricted post for another authority.
• you have been disqualified under any legislation relating to corrupt or illegal practices.
Closing date to submit applications is Thursday 22nd September 2022.
Croxley Green Parish Council is sad to learn of the death of Cliff Vassiliou, resident, business owner and parish councillor. Cliff was our longest serving councillor and was chair of the council from 2002 to 2005. His passion, words and actions were always directed to the good of the residents and community of Croxley Green which he called his paradise. His contributions, wit and wisdom will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife, children, grandchildren and all those who mourn.