Lichfield City Council Offers ‘Warm Space’ Grant Support

Published: 03 October 2022

Lichfield City Council is making more than £14,000 available to local organisations who are seeking to offer ‘warm spaces’ this winter. The money is being released from the City Council’s grants reserve following a motion brought forward by Councillor Dave Robertson. The motion was seconded by the City Council’s Leader, Councillor Mark Warfield and received unanimous cross-party support at the meeting of the Council on 27 September.

There is a maximum award of £2,500 per grant, but this can be increased where a community organisation is seeking a grant to provide additional staffing resources to support a coordinated effort to offer warm spaces alongside one or more partner organisations.

A spokesperson said:

It is hoped that these grants will help support a network of ‘warm spaces’ facilities that are being provided by various organisations across the City, providing residents with a place to gather, keep warm and socialise. Various organisations are currently planning what they will be able to offer, and this funding can assist with or indeed extend that provision.

Grant application forms are available from Lichfield City Council, email or Tel (01543) 250011. Completed forms should be returned to Lichfield City Council Offices, Donegal House, Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LU.

Please note all applications received will be considered in line with the council’s existing grants policy.