Gloucestershire County Council has launched a £2m fund to help the region recover from the pandemic.
The cash is set to be allocated evenly across Gloucestershire’s 53 electoral divisions.
Each councillor will be able to allocate a total of £40,000 in grants, the local authority has said.
The money is aimed at projects and initiatives focused on themes such as community health and wellbeing; digital inclusion; nature; the environment; healthy lifestyles; and safer neighbourhoods.
A range of groups and bodies will be able to submit bids including community and voluntary organisations; charities; community interest companies; town and parish councils; and sports groups.
Councillor Lynden Stowe, deputy leader and cabinet member for finance and change said the fund was “important” to the county.
Mr Stowe said: “We want to do all we can to support communities and neighbourhoods, not just to recover but to build back better and stronger from the impacts of Covid-19.
“The proposed fund, allocated evenly across the county, will ensure every community, supported by their local county councillor, can bid for funding.”
The fund will be a rolling programme over a four-year period. Applications are open until January 31, 2025.
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