In partnership with our client Brentwood Borough Council, Axis recently awarded 21 groups a total of £51,622. This money will be used to be pumped back into community investment projects. Each group will have a different mission helping unique groups of individuals
Overall, 29 organisations applied. The groups requested a total of over £85,829.36 for a share of the Mental Health Small Grants Scheme and the annual Brentwood Community Fund. Of which Axis donates £20,000 every year.
To qualify for the Community Fund, organisations need to demonstrate volunteering or community involvement, be sustainable and supportive of community priorities. The three main themes are:
• Growing our economy
• Protecting our environment
• Developing our communities
There are a total of 14 awardees from the Community Fund, including Brentwood Mutual Aid. They will be receiving a grant to improve the group’s telephone support system and volunteer training. Brentwood Theatre, who will use the grant to help fund better community cinema equipment. Finally, the Essex Cultural Diversity Project, who plan to develop a heritage project with the community in Doddinghurst.
Cllr Cliff Poppy, Chair of Community and Health Committee, commented.
Several organisations are working incredibly hard to improve the quality of life for residents in our communities. We are so pleased to be able to continue to support such worthy causes. With the help of Axis, we will see come to life more community investment projects. At a time where the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen more people needing local support services. The communiy are so grateful to Axis and the Health and Wellbeing Board; whose ongoing support enables us to make these invaluable grants.
Axis are very proud of our community involvement. It makes us the company we are today. We wish all the recipients the best in successfully delivering their programmes, and helping to make a positive, lasting difference to the local community.
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