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Funding available to community groups to support COVID response

Posted: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:55

Funding available to community groups to support COVID response

NHS Charities Together (NHSCT) received unprecedented levels of donation from across the UK during the pandemic, which included substantial donations made in recognition of Captain Sir Tom Moore's fundraising efforts.

These funds have been and continue to be used to support the COVID-19 response within the community, and ease pressure on NHS services.

Action led by the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) can help ease pressure on NHS services, by helping people stay well during isolation, support recovery in the community and help people make lifestyle changes that reduce their risk of ill health due to Covid-19. Local charities and voluntary groups are often those best placed to reach the most marginalised communities, and understand and respond to their needs to avoid crisis.

With this in mind, the Community Partnership Fund is now open for Expressions of Interest from groups and organisations in the VCSE sector to support resilience and good health in our communities, especially amongst the most vulnerable people affected by COVID-19.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to Charities, Faith organisations, Parish/Town Councils, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Groups within Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk, and Waveney.

What can be funded?

Funding proposals should address the following priority outcomes:

  • Protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19
  • Accelerating preventative programmes that proactively engage those at risk of poor health outcomes from COVID-19
  • Supporting people of all ages who suffer mental ill-health as a result of COVID-19

How much can we apply for?

Applications are accepted for up to £25,000.

How do we apply?

Expressions of Interest should be submitted by 5pm, Monday 24 May 2021. Proposals will initially be shortlisted, and those invited to the next stage will be asked to provide further details of their plans.

You can apply online at the Community Partnership Fund. For more information or if you have any questions not answered on the webpage, email grants@norfolkfoundation.com

Tags: Communities, Coronavirus, Funding, Grants