Coronavirus response fund launched
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.
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