COMMUNITY organisations which run small projects in Tendring are now encouraged to apply for a cash boost.

Groups which have been disproportionately affected by Covid can benefit from a funding between £500 and £2,500 through the Community Champions scheme. 

Tendring District Council secured the scheme in a successful bid to the then Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for the cash.

Those who wish to apply for the scheme must do so by  December 31, and meet the criteria set out by the government.

Funds will be released in early February.

Councillor Lynda McWilliams,  responsible for partnerships, has encouraged organisations to apply.

She said: “Government handed this money over knowing that local communities are best-placed to know where it can be best spent, and we are following the same principle.

“Community Champions have already done great work to build relationships with and between our communities, and this second round of funding can help that work to go even deeper.”

Phase one of the Community Champions scheme saw funding distributed to bigger local organisations for agreed projects.

Phase two is looking to support community integration and confidence as well as  support to use local facilities.

Anyone looking to apply should contact Rebecca Morton at for information and an application form.