New fund launched to improve local communities

Staffordshire County Council says a new fund will help support projects they can no longer provide due to budget cuts.

The new People Helping People fund is part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the lives of others.

It will see local county councillors have a total of £2,500 to invest in new projects that make a difference to local communities, support people’s health and wellbeing, or on children and families who need a little extra support.

It is designed to offer matched funding specifically for new projects.

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Councils said: “With councils no longer able to deliver the extras we once did, there are some fantastic stories across the county about people stepping up to support their local community.

“The county council will always meet its legal duties and protect the most vulnerable, but this is about getting the community to take a lead on the ground projects that make a big difference.’’

“But it doesn’t stop there. There are little things we can all do or changes we can all make to do our bit to help ourselves and others.”

It will work alongside the council's 'Doing Our Bit' initiative.

There is more information here: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Your-council-and-democracy/People-Helping-People-Fund/People-Helping-People-Fund.aspx

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