Whilst the first phase of funding focussed on meeting communities most immediate needs, the fund is now focussing on Recovery. As some lockdown restrictions are lifted, this phase of funding will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, and to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations. We will continue to provide emergency support for those who need it most.
The focus of Recovery funding is to provide:
- Support for the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained
- Support to groups and activities supporting vulnerable people self-isolating (for example the elderly or those people with pre-existing medical conditions)
- Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger
- Support to aid community response coordination
- Support for volunteer costs for new and existing organisations
- Additional costs to support a move to remote working and adapting services delivered in the wider community
- Additional financial support as required for organisations providing emotional support, mental health and wellbeing and bereavement support
- Grants from £1,000 to £5,000 are available.