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Community Grants

Torridge District Council has provided £50k to our Town and Parish Council's to help fund the important work that the Community and Voluntary Groups are doing to help the vulnerable in their area.

Please contact your relevant Town/Parish Council to apply for funding - https://torridge.gov.uk/communitysupport

DCC COVID -19 Prompt Action Fund

DCC have launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to help provide valuable funding to organisations working in communities that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. There are now two separate grants available from the council through the fund; one of less than £500, which launched last week, and the new grant of up to £5,000. Find out more, including how to apply.

The Prince's Countryside Fund Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme 2020

https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/downloads/grant-e-g-document/eligibility-and-guidance-document-covid19-march-2020.pdf

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Charities Aid Foundation have launched a grantmaking fund for smaller charitable organisations (charities, not for profits and community groups) in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities. Grants are to support day to day activities during the crisis, or for specific Covid-19 emergency response activities. The funder is aiming for grants to be paid out within 14 days of application.

National Emergencies Trust
A UK-wide disaster relief fund is channelling donated income to voluntary groups providing care and support for vulnerable people hit by the impacts of coronavirus. The funds are administered in local areas by the Community Foundation network members (with the exception of London, which is organised by London Funders - see above) - for details of your local scheme and how to apply, find your own local Community Foundation here.

FrCAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Charities Aid Foundation have launched a grantmaking fund for smaller charitable organisations (charities, not for profits and community groups) in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities. Grants are to support day to day activities during the crisis, or for specific Covid-19 emergency response activities. The funder is aiming for grants to be paid out within 14 days of application.

National Emergencies Trust
A UK-wide disaster relief fund is channelling donated income to voluntary groups providing care and support for vulnerable people hit by the impacts of coronavirus. The funds are administered in local areas by the Community Foundation network members (with the exception of London, which is organised by London Funders - see above) - for details of your local scheme and how to apply, find your own local Community Foundation here.

Free DAB Radio Sets for Over 70s

The BBC has teamed up with the loneliness charity Wavelength to give away thousands of DAB radios for free to vulnerable people aged over 70.

Anyone can nominate someone for a free radio by completing an online application form at www.wavelength.org.uk/radioheroe

Cash support for food redistribution organisations

Food redistribution organisations across England will benefit from £3.25 million of government funding to help them cut food waste and redistribute surplus stock during the coronavirus outbreak. The Defra-funded grant scheme will be managed by sustainability not-for-profit WRAP. 

All food redistribution businesses and charities will be encouraged to bid for grants over the coming month, including those whose volunteer programmes have been affected by social distancing measures or those that cannot access their usual commercial support network. 

Application windows for the fund will be split in to three phases. More information can be found here: https://wrap.org.uk/content/covid-19-emergency-surplus-food-grant

Sport England Launches £20 Million Community Emergency Fund (England)

Sport England has launched a new £20 million Fund to help sports and community organisations delivering physical activities who are experiencing short term financial hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis. This can include rent payments, utility costs, insurances, core staffing costs, etc. The types of organisations eligible to apply include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances Sport England will consider awards of more than £10,000. Applicants should have exhausted all other government funding sources before applying to this fund. Sport England expect that the Fund will be open until the 31st July 2020.

Housing Charity Crisis Launches Emergency Grant (UK)

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. Local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency; and grants of up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery.

Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund

Grants of up to £500 from the Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund. The fund will typically prioritise organisations;

  • whose need for services has been disrupted - for example a food bank  whose stocks are running low and need an immediate donation to enable the food bank to restock. 
  • require to put in place new services - for example charities setting up a new home service for the elderly who usually attend a monthly lunch club or a charity needing to set up a telephone service to support beneficiaries.
  • Increased demand -  a holiday hunger club needs more resources due to schools closing, or a children's centre needs an additional temporary staff member.

Mental Health

A £5 million government fund to help voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in England continues to provide mental health services or provide additional support, at a time of increased demand due to COVID-19. Organisations can now apply for aCoronavirus Mental Health Response grant. Grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Applicants are invited to apply at any time.

The government has announced a £3 million fund for organisations redistributing safe surplus food to those who need it during the coronavirus outbreak. Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak