Warm Spaces will be available across the Island during the colder months to help people stay safe and warm and lower pressure on domestic energy bills.
Government have provided funding of £100,000 for the community warm spaces scheme. The aim of the community warm spaces is to empower communities to support themselves and each other. The warm spaces will seek to:
- Provide a warm welcome
- Engage and empower communities
- Strengthen communities
- Prevent isolation
- Promote well-being, and
- Support those most in need
Through the fund, organisations can apply for grants that can facilitate provision of warm spaces to be made available, without discrimination, to members of the community to attend this winter.
This may be through offering drop-in spaces in public buildings or by increasing the offering or coverage of existing services or events.
Applications to the fund can come from Local Authorities, the Third Sector, charities, and community groups (organisations, clubs, and associations).
Manx Lottery Trust will operate the fund from 1 October 2022 up to 1 April 2023.
Applicants can request an amount from £300 (the minimum) to £2,500 (the maximum) to help towards funding their warm space.
Interested in setting up a Warm Space?
If you are a charity, community group, club, association, or local authority and would like to apply for a grant to set up (or expand) a community warm space please complete the Manx Lottery Trust Warm Spaces Fund application form which can be easily found online.
Running a Warm Space?
If you a running - or planning to run - a community warm space and would like it to be featured here, please contact Beverley.Graham@gov.im