June 17, 2024

Denbighshire County Council’s social isolation grant 2022-2024

DVSC is pleased to announce that in partnership with Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government a new round of the Loneliness and Social Isolation Grant has been released.

Loneliness and social isolation can be experienced by anyone of any age and any background. Increasingly we understand the impact this can have on our physical and mental well-being, and therefore the importance of the relationships we have with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours in giving us our sense of belonging and well-being.

It is required that the funding is used to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Increasing opportunities for people to connect
  • A community infrastructure that supports connected communities
  • Cohesive and supportive communities
  • Building awareness and promoting positive attitudes
  • Mental health

Grants for individual projects are available for the financial years of 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 for up to £5,000 per year. You can apply for one or two years of funding.

Tom Barham explains “DVSC is really happy to partner with Denbighshire County Council to create this grant programme to support people in Denbighshire to have better connection and reduce loneliness.  If you are a community group, and you have a great idea how to bring people together, please get in touch”

Councillor Elen Heaton, Cabinet Lead Member for Health and Social Care, said: “This is a great example of the strong partnership working that exists between the Council and the voluntary sector, through DVSC. A key focus of our Corporate Plan is around building resilient communities, allowing people to access support and advice locally in their communities.

“We would encourage anyone with an idea on tackling loneliness and isolation that will help improve people’s health and mental well-being to look at the details of the scheme and to consider submitting an application”.

To apply for this grant please view the Grant Application Form Here.

Once you have accessed the document please click File in the top left corner and download to get your modifiable version.

Information for Applicants:

  • Please use the DVSC Application Form
  • Grants for individual projects are for up to £5,000 per financial year
  • The grants are a rolling programme and funds are limited

For more information, please contact 01824 702 441 or email [email protected]

About DVSC

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC, is the County Voluntary Council operating in Denbighshire. Our mission is to build resilient communities through voluntary action and social enterprise, provide excellent support for our members and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire and North Wales.

DVSC is the membership body for individual change makers, volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations and social enterprises. Through our work we aspire to enhance individual and community wellbeing. We want to encourage people to live well, and age well.

DVSC works closely with North Wales CVCs, and is a member of the Wales-wide network of CVCs which in partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) forms the partnership that makes up Third Sector Support Wales.

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For further information contact Tom Barham, Chief Officer, on 01824 702 441 or [email protected].

If you want support for volunteers, grants, funding or governance advice please contact DVSC’S Community Support service on 01824 702 441, via email [email protected].