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  • Writer's pictureGary Thomas

Funding for Newport Warm Spaces

Updated: Feb 5

+++ UPDATE!! - THIS GRANT FUND HAS NOW BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS +++


Grants of up to £2,400 available to eligible community organisations










+++ UPDATE!! - THIS GRANT FUND HAS NOW BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS +++


Building on the success of last Winter's Warm Spaces funding grant and in an ongoing partnership with GAVO, Newport City Council have secured Levelling Up funding from the UK Government's Shared Prosperity Fund to support the delivery of Warm Spaces across the city throughout this coming Winter period and up to the spring of 2024.


Eligible community organisations are invited to submit applications of up to £2,400 to support Warm Hub sessions. The fund is now open with application forms and full guidance available to download below.


With last year's funding supporting nearly 400 Warm Space sessions and, incredibly, more than 6000 attendances through the coldest period of the year, Newport City Council and GAVO are keen to see funding applications from more constituted community organisations with the capacity to provide sessions for the community from now until the 31st March 2024.


Warm Hubs (also known as Warm Banks, Warm Spaces, Cosy Corners or something similar) are safe and warm places within the local community where people can go to keep warm during the colder weather. With domestic fuel prices rising dramatically, it is expected that many people will struggle to keep their homes at a healthy temperature - particularly the elderly, the vulnerable and people who are at home all day (such as home workers).


But these funded sessions should be more than just a space to sit and keep warm. Organisations seeking this funding will need to think around what else they can provide to people using the warm spaces. Whether that's advice and support sessions, arts & crafts activities, food and refreshments. The panel considering applications will be looking for the "added value" that organisations are able to offer in their provision.


How do organisation apply? Full guidance, criteria and an application form are available to download below. GAVO is more than happy to discuss project ideas before committing time and resources to writing an application. An informal chat can be arranged by emailing warm.hubs@gavo.org.uk

+++ UPDATE!! - THIS GRANT FUND HAS NOW BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS +++


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+++ UPDATE!! - THIS GRANT FUND HAS NOW BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS +++

Completed funding applications should be emailed to warm.hubs@gavo.org.uk, ensuring you read the guidance and criteria in advance.


These grants are made available through Levelling Up funding from the UK Government's Shared Prosperity fund and the ongoing partnership between Newport City Council and GAVO.








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