Representatives from a wide range of community organisations attended the official launch of the Erdington Neighbourhood Network Scheme’s (ENNS) Small Grants Programme.
The event, hosted by Witton Lodge Community Association, welcomed visitors from renowned support groups like YMCA, the Aston Villa Foundation and Ageing Better as well as individuals exploring opportunities to create or extend provision which benefits the health and wellbeing of older people living in the constituency.
Yesterday’s launch event was opened by Chief Officer at Witton Lodge, Afzal Hussain, who provided guests with an overview of the ENNS scheme. Associate, Sharon Palmer, talked people through the funding criteria and application process.
“Erdington NNS is being delivered in partnership by Witton Lodge and Compass Support and has been established to support older people to live independent and connected lives,” said Afzal.
Individuals and groups are now being invited to apply for funding to establish services and activities which encourage older residents to participate in their own communities; services which can help reduce their sense of isolation and reinforce good health and wellbeing.
Under the scheme’s Small Grants Programme people can apply for between £250 and £10,000, depending on the scope of their ‘initiative.’
If you would like to request an ENNS funding application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Erdington, Perry Common and Kingstanding and would like to know more about ENNS please call Ali Walker on 0121 382 1930. If you live in Castle Vale, Gravelly Hill, Pype Hayes or Stockland Green call Laura Grigg on 0121 748 8112.