Monthly Archives: September 2020

Tackling Inequalities Fund

Think Active Tackling Inequalities Fund 

Think Active are pleased to be able to re-open their Tackling Inequalities Fund, funded by Sport England.

This pot is aimed at a range of communities and issues surrounding access to physical activity and hopes to tackle the divide that lockdown has brought between those that can, and those that have found it difficult to start, or continue to be, physically active.

Applications are now open and will close on the 4th October 2020.  All applicants should receive a decision by the 31st October 2020.

Priority groups that we are looking to have a positive impact on are:

  • Minority Groups
  • Low socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Long-term health conditions
  • People with a disability

Applications should address at least one of the below challenges:

  • Young Peoples Mental Health, particularly during the summer holidays and for those young people who are/have been shielding
  • People who are unable to access online physical activity opportunities due to lack of access or confidence
  • Supporting people who are nervous or anxious to return to or start activity within their community as a result of shielding
  • People recovering from Covid-19 who would benefit from being more active to help their recovery
  • Projects which target people living in communities within Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Solihull, North Warwickshire and Coventry.

Applications  should clearly demonstrate how this project will support the adverse effects of Covid-19 and how it will specifically support our priority audience.

Please see here for full guidance notes:

Apply here:

Consultation on Integrated Risk Management Plan for Fire Service

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Authority has a statutory duty under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, to prepare an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). As part of the IRMP process we regularly review and assess the full range of foreseeable risks impacting the communities of Warwickshire to ensure that we have the plans, people, processes and equipment in place to ensure that Warwickshire remains a safe place to live and work.

The draft IRMP 2020 – 2025 summary document sets out our proposals for the next five years for keeping Warwickshire safe. It is now available on our website, together with all the appropriate supporting documents.

We are keen that all our residents and stakeholders have an opportunity to have their say on any proposals which may impact them.  With this in mind, we are inviting residents and stakeholders to take part in our consultation survey and to give their views on the following proposals as outlined in our IRMP summary document.

  • Ensure our workforce and ethos reflect the diverse communities we serve
  • Assess our capabilities to improve our ways of working in response to any future pandemics
  • Assess our overall resource capacity to ensure our personnel and physical assets are in the right place and at the right time to deliver our statutory duties
  • Develop further opportunities to support the wider community health outcomes and help to protect Social Care and the NHS
  • Implement digital solutions to enhance our service delivery.

To complete the online survey, please click on the link below and let us know what you think of our proposals.

 Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Integrated Risk Management Plan 2020-2025 Consultation Survey 

It is really important to us that we reach out to all our communities and as many people as possible have the opportunity to give their views on how we deliver our services. Therefore, can I also please ask you to share this e-mail and the link to the online survey with your network of contacts, partners, and customers.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any further information or wish to provide any observations on our proposals.


Kieran Amos (He/Him)

Chief Fire Officer

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warwickshire County Council

T: 01926 466233

M: 07880 479349

Community Grants Available

WCC Councillors’ Grant Fund 2020/21 Round 2

The Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund is aimed at community and voluntary organisations. The Fund provides each of the County’s 57 Councillors with a pot of £6000 to support small-scale projects within their division that support the following outcomes:

  • Warwickshire’s communities and individuals are supported to be safe, healthy and independent
  • Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure

All applications should aim to build community capacity and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Warwickshire. In particular, applications which address one or more of the following priority categories will be favoured including those who are able to demonstrate their project links to the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

  • Improve community assets and their sustainability
  • Improve access to services
  • Improve financial capability
  • Reduce loneliness and isolation
  • Improve physical and/or mental health and wellbeing
  • Promote equalities and inclusivity
  • Improve the physical environment or reduce the environmental impact

Projects that continue to support Covid 19 and the wider impacts of the pandemic will also be considered.

Please ensure you read the guidance notes carefully before submitting your application.

Applications will need to be submitted using our online application form. Please note that you cannot save this form and you will have to complete it in one go. Applications cannot be edited once you have submitted, so please ensure you prepare your answers before submission. Click here to access the list of questions. You will get an email with a copy of your responses after the closing date.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 27 September 2020 5pm.

Councillor Williams (the County Councillor for Avon Dassett) has £3,948 remaining of his grant allocation.

The Yew Tree Relaunched!

The Yew Tree, Avon Dassett has been taken over by Jack McEntee and the Happy Wolf Pub Company Ltd and is relaunching on Friday 4 September! They have had a lovely refurb and are now introducing a new limited menu, a cocktail list, brand new children’s menu and a wine list!

Give them a call on 01295 690844 to book a table or just pop in for a drink, they are open from 12pm on Friday 4 September, food 12-2:30/5:30-9.