Community resilience groups can benefit from new grant scheme

Community resilience groups can benefit from new grant scheme

A new fund has been set up by Highland Council to provide grants for community resilience groups that are supporting vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.
This fund is available to groups which provide vital support to vulnerable individuals, including the delivery of emergency food and supplies. Support can include:

  • Supporting local volunteer efforts and expenses (such as developing promotional materials and support for local volunteer telephone systems)
  • Making up food packs for vulnerable households
  • Developing measures to address social isolation
  • Providing a source of funding to enable groups to shop for individuals in the community where households no longer have cash available and they cannot source local deliveries.
    Groups can apply for up to £500 at any one time and can reapply once initial funding is spent.
  • The fund is open to all groups within a local area – both constituted and non-constituted. The Council recognises that there are a lot of new groups, which have been set up to support COVID-19 related resilience efforts.

Groups are also encouraged to register with the Council and Highland Third Sector Interface if they have not done so already. Applications are through the normal ward discretionary grant process. To get shortened form go to

https://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/22503/supporting_community_resilience_-_application      All completed forms should be sent to policy6@highland.gov.uk