Community venues in Tewkesbury are being offered grants so they can become warm hubs for local residents this winter 2022.
Tewkesbury Borough Council is encouraging non-profit organisations and community facilities, such as village halls, community centres and churches, to apply for two grants to help them provide a warm, safe space for residents struggling to heat their homes.
Venues within the borough can apply for one-off grants of £500 to support opening as warm hubs, with an additional £500 grant available to help provide food and activities for people who attend, with funding needing to be spent within the next six months.
The council is also providing a directory of warm spaces in the borough on its website, with venues able to register themselves to be listed online.
Support member for communities at Tewkesbury Borough Council, councillor Richard Smith, said: 'Our warm spaces will provide a free, non-judgemental place where people can go to keep warm, save money on their heating costs and enjoy the company of others in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. As a council, we’re pleased to be able to support our residents through the colder months.’
For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit tewkesbury.gov.uk.