ORGANISATIONS across Redditch have benefitted from thousands of pounds to help their vital community work.

Redditch Borough Council’s Main Grants Pot allowed groups to bid for £500 up to £7.5K, to help with core costs and salaries or to support them to deliver great community events, projects, and activities.

A further £5,000 was also specifically ringfenced to create a separate 'Mental Health' funding pot to help projects to support Redditch residents who have suffered from mental health issues as a resut of the coronavirus pandemic.

The second round of funding ended in October this year.

Carers Careline received £7,500 to help with core costs; BENS Youth & Community Groups received £6,750 while the Old Needlework Foundation received £5,640

Meanwhile Relate Worcestershire was granted £3,000 to support its counselling services and the Redditch Wheels Project landed £5,500 to aid its skatepark transformation project.

From the mental health funding pot, the Disability Support Project was granted £5,000 to support their work.

Cllr Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, said: “Congratulations to all of the groups who successfully bid in this round. I have no doubt your work will have a lasting impact for many residents, particularly the mental health project, after a difficult eighteen months.

“As a council we are committed to supporting voluntary community sector organisations to deliver projects and activities that have a positive and beneficial impact on Redditch communities.”