Groups urged to apply for cash

KAVO held a funding fair for people to come along and sign up for funding, with providers on hand to give advice.''Pictured:  Terri Hardy (Volunteer Co-ordinator) for Forest Heath Volunteer Centre and Caroline Cowie (General Manager) for The Voluntary Network
KAVO held a funding fair for people to come along and sign up for funding, with providers on hand to give advice.''Pictured: Terri Hardy (Volunteer Co-ordinator) for Forest Heath Volunteer Centre and Caroline Cowie (General Manager) for The Voluntary Network

A VOLUNTEER body has urged community groups to get their hands on specially-reserved funding.

According to Keystone Area Voluntary Organisation (KAVO), community groups in Forest Heath are missing out on thousands of pounds in funding because they are either unaware that they are entitled to it or do not know how to apply.

Sarah Williams, KAVO co-ordinator, said: “A lot of people don’t even know the money is there or assume it’s only for charities.

“But lots of community and voluntary groups just to need to contact us to find out how to apply.”

KAVO held a fair on Tuesday night in Mildenhall, with around 20 groups hearing from funders and learning how to apply.