SWPA have established a community benefit fund, with our delivery partner South West Community Matters. Together we have focused our fund to small community groups so that we can achieve the most impact. Small community groups often lack visibility and may miss out on funding, by giving them grants we help to ensure the continued work for the benefit of their communities.
The social value benefits created by the fund are in addition to that stipulated as part of the procurement process, meaning that your project will achieve a greater impact in the community. Public sector members of SWPA are invited to nominate eligible groups, in their area to receive a grant from our fund.
Since it’s inception, the community benefit fund has grown from strength to strength. With South West Community Matters we have delivered £25,500 worth of grants to 24 individual community groups.
We have continued to work hard to get grants to our nominated groups throughout the pandemic, ensuring that much needed activities can continue in the most difficult circumstances.