Devon County Council has temporarily reopened its Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Fund to help provide valuable resources to organisations working in communities that have been affected by the second national lockdown.
Grants will typically be between £300 and £700, although in exceptional circumstances offers of up to £1,000 may be made.
The funding is to support community-led schemes that carry out the small but important things that can safely address some of the issues that are arising because of the second national lockdown, including support for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
These can include (but is not limited to):
o Helping people to stay connected and informed and measures to support mental health and wellbeing.
o Safe deliveries of essential goods and services to those who are vulnerable, such as foods and medicines.
o Support for accessing online information and services, and
o Transport-related initiatives that support safe community responses to the outbreak
Applications are invited from established and not-for-profit voluntary and community groups and organisations, town and parish councils, charities or businesses, or a combination of such groups working together. Please see the detailed guidance for applications from businesses or non-registered groups.
Applicants should include details of how much funding will be required and how the need for that amount has been assessed.
We understand the scheme is likely to close again once Lockdown 2 ends on Wednesday 2 December, so there is a short application window for the programme.
For more details, including how to apply, visit the Devon County Council website.