Coronavirus response fund launched

18 March, 2020


Grants of up to £5,000 are available from today to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Quartet Community Foundation will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

To be eligible to apply, your work in response to coronavirus must support one or more of the following groups:

  • Elderly people (aged 65 and over).
  • Those with disabilities and/or underlying health difficulties.
  • Homeless people.
  • Low income families.
  • Refugees and asylum seekers.
  • People experiencing food poverty.

What you can apply for

The work that a grant will support has to directly relate to challenges emerging from the Coronavirus outbreak. The following activities will be a priority for this grant programme:

  • Direct and immediate practical support for vulnerable groups.
  • Volunteer capacity to organisations delivering support to the above groups.
  • Providing the above groups with access to necessary resources.
  • Initiatives to reduce isolation and vulnerability.
  • Running costs for organisations will be supported, including staff costs, volunteer expenses and transport costs.
  • Small capital costs are also eligible, providing the capital items are directly linked to supporting the above groups.

To find out more, click here.

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