Solihull Council has announced that two new organisations have benefited from money made available through the Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund.
This fund was established at the end of last year to provide money to support local services aimed at alleviating poverty, encouraging good mental health, digital inclusion and supporting those self-isolating. The fund is in partnership with the Heart of England Community Foundation.
The first organisation which has received funds is Ordinary Magic C.I.C, they have received £5,000 to provide a variety of mental health support to children and young people in Shirley.
The second organisation is Solihull Samaritans. Having cancelled their fundraising activity due to COVID-19 a £5,000 grant will allow them to continue their services for the next two months.
Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities commented: “I’m delighted that Ordinary Magic C.I.C and Solihull Samaritans have benefited from funds made available. This money will go towards supporting physical and mental health, as well as fighting poverty and exclusion throughout our borough.
“If you are a group dedicated to these aims then why not apply for funds yourself? This is a great example of the Council and private groups working together to improve the lives of our residents”.
Tina Costello, Foundation CEO, said: “We are delighted to have kickstarted the year with some more awards from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund! Despite being a fairly new fund, we have already supported some amazing organisations doing fabulous work across Solihull.”
You can find out more for the fund, and see if you’re eligible to apply for funds, here.