Local causes can access grants through Vivo Care Choices’ successful Community Fund, with applications closing on Friday 18 February.

Vivo first launched its Community Fund back in 2020 and has continued the initiative for a second year, supporting eight different projects with a total of £13,000 in the first round of 2021-22 funding.

This means around £9,000 is now available for projects to access in the second round of funding.

Charities and community groups across west Cheshire can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 to deliver activities involving people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs or older people, including those with dementia.

Funding can be used to pay for sessional workers, transport, equipment, volunteer expenses and other project costs.

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Alistair Jeffs, Managing Director of Vivo, said: “We’re delighted to be offering further grants through our Community Fund.

“It’s been fantastic seeing the difference this initiative has made to communities across west Cheshire and we’re looking forward to supporting more projects.

“These projects are ones we can work in partnership with at Vivo and people using our services can access.

“At Vivo, our ambition is to be a key part of the local community, linking in closely with people and organisations to create plenty of benefits for the people we support.

“If you feel you could benefit from our Community Fund, please make sure you submit an application as the process is very straightforward and shouldn’t take you too long.”

Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA), the go-to organisation for the community sector in west Cheshire, is helping manage and distribute the Community Fund.

A panel, including representatives from CWVA and Vivo and people accessing Vivo’s services, will make sure grants go to worthy projects.