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COVID 19 – Community/Voluntary Funding information

Covid-19 – funding for voluntary and community groups in NuL.

Staffordshire County Council COVID-19 Support Fund.

What For.
a) community groups to support new community activity (individuals that have come together to run a project - individuals cannot be funded) to help:

  • people self-isolating or in quarantine
  • the community to be resilient against the wider impact of COVID-19
  • develop community networks to support either of the above

b) existing volunteer/community groups to:

  • keep activity running that is supporting people through the Covid-19 crisis
  • keep running - for example if they have experienced a loss of income through a lack of participants and still need to pay overheads

Who can apply?

  • Community, voluntary and other non-commercial purposes.
  • Cannot fund individuals.

How much.

  • Each county councillor has a total of £2,500 to support community groups in their area.
  • Applicants need to speak to their County Councillor before applying. Please see Your County Councillors.
  • No match funding is required.
  • Needs to be spent by 30 June 2020.
  • The application process is online.

For more information -  please see COVID-19 Support Fund Staffordshire County Council

2)    Staffordshire Community Foundation - Covid -19 emergency grants.

What For.

  • To support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created.

Who can apply?

  • Registered charities
  • Constituted Community or Voluntary groups
  • Social Enterprises
  • Any other voluntary, not for profit organisation
  • Parish and Town Councils – as long as their project is not funding statutory responsibilities
  • Organisations that are newly established may be able to be supported, but please call us first
  • Business – as long as their project clearly benefits the local community and not their own costs, profit or gain

How much.

Three levels:-

  • Up to £1000. We expect most applications to fall into this category
  • £1000 to £5000. We require a more detailed project plan for these grants
  • £5000 + These grants have a more strategic aim and anyone wishing to apply for more than £5000 should first contact us to discuss their project

For more information:-

3)    Sport England - Community Emergency Fund.

What For.

  • Immediate funding to organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis and that support for people to be active.

Who can apply?

  • Sports Clubs/community organisations.

How much.

  • Between £300 and £10,000 are available.

For more information.

4)    Persimmon Community Champions.

What For.

  • Organisations that support the over-70s.

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary & Community organisations.

How much.

  • £2,000.
  • Monthly applications.
  • Online application.

For more information.

5)    Severn Trent Coronavirus Support.

What For.

  • Help for organisations and charities that are supporting the most vulnerable in the Severn Trent area. 

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary and Community organisations.

How much.

  • Total fund of £1M.
  • Taking referrals from support networks of the charities who are most in need.

For more information.

6)    Tesco Bags of Help – COVID-19 Communities Fund.

What For.

  • Support for organisations to cope with the Covid-19 situation.

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary/community organisations.
  • Registered charities. 
  • Schools.
  • Health bodies. 
  • Parish/Town councils.
  • Social enterprises/Community Interest Companies. 
  • Local Authorities. 
  • Social Housing organisations. 

 How much.

  • £500.

For more information.

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

7)    ​Charities Aid Foundation

  • Rapid response funding.
  • Maximum of £10,000.

For:-

  1. UK registered charities (registered with Charity Commission, Scottish Charity Regulator or Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or as shown in the Charities Act 2010)
  2. Organisations registered with Companies House or the Public Mutuals Register, as a charitable or not-for-profit entity, such as Community Interest Companies, Companies Limited by Guarantee and others
  3. Unregistered entities and social enterprises.

8)    ​Clothworkers Foundation/Emergency Capital Programme

What for.

  • Small capital grants for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

For:-

  • Registered charities and Community Interest Companies (limited by guarantee without share capital);
  • Income of less than £2 million per annum.
  • Working with any of the following “at risk” groups:-
  1. Alcohol and substance misuse
  2. Disadvantaged minority communities
  3. Disadvantaged young people
  4. Domestic and sexual abuse
  5. Homelessness
  6. Older people
  7. People with disabilities
  8. Prisoners and ex-offenders
  9. Visual impairment

How much.

  • Up to £5,000

For more information.

9)    Coalfields Regeneration Trust/Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund.

What For.

  • Voluntary and Community organisations; social enterprises.

For:-

High Priority Eligible Coalfield Wards:-

  • Cross Heath.
  • Holditch and Chesterton.
  • Knutton. 

Eligible Coalfield Wards:-

  • Bradwell.
  • Crackley and Red Street.
  • Silverdale.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations providing advice, guidance and support to people in crisis
  • Organisations providing food banks, food parcels, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies or direct support to people who are experiencing financial hardship
  • Organisations supporting people who are experiencing poor mental health 
  • Organisations supporting vulnerable people who are experiencing health inequalities, loneliness and/or social isolation
  • Organisations supporting people experiencing domestic violence/sexual abuse
  • Organisations supporting local community activity, including volunteering, and co-ordination of services

How much.

  • £10,000.
  • Deadline Mid June 2020 Committee – The deadline for applications is 22 May 2020 at 5pm

    Late July 2020 Committee – The Eligibility Survey closes at 5pm on 29 May 2020. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12 June 2020

Other information

  • Project must be able to start immediately.
  • Projects must last for a minimum of 2 months

For more information.

10)    Community Fund (aka Big Lottery Fund)/Reaching Communities England.​

What For.

  • Projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For.

  • Voluntary and community organisation
  • Registered charity or charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
  • Group of organisations, as long as they're led by a voluntary or community organisation
  • School
  • Statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish or community council)
  • Not for profit company including companies limited by guarantee and Community Interest Companies with two or more directors

How much.

  • Between £10,000 and £100,000.

For more information.

11)    Department of Health and Social Care/Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund​

What For.

  • Support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.

For.

  • Small grants for user-led organisations (ULOs) and smaller, unconstituted community groups in England.
  • Voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus.

How much.

  • Up to £2,000.
  • Between £5,000 and £50,000.
  • Deadline: Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed every two weeks for an anticipated eight to ten weeks. The fund will remain open for mental health voluntary sector organisations for as long as funds remain.

For more information.

 


Last updated 15 May 2020

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