Applications must be made by Constituted Community/Voluntary Organisation – Please note that, if any of the group’s objectives includes advancement of religion, then the group is not eligible for a grant award and should not apply.
Applicants will be asked to provide details of the programme being proposed, and how it will support families with children under the age of 10 who may face food poverty as a result of the order to close schools and/or loss of household income as a result of the COVID-19 virus. As the closure order may run into the summer holiday period the fund is keen to support community based programmes that can provide support across this entire period.
Applicants will be asked to provide details as to how the proposal will support families in a way that safeguards their privacy and their dignity.
Applicants will be asked to provide details as to how any grant awarded will be used in a way that supports local businesses in this time of crisis.
Who Can Apply?
You must be a locally led and based organisation. This means you are based within the area you are carrying out activities and have local people involved in the running of the organisation. As such we accept applications from the voluntary and community sector including:
Priority will be given to small, locally based and local run groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs. Depending on the quality and volume of applications received priority will be given to:
Those with lived experience, where people directly affected by the issues are involved in all.
If applications are received from a number of groups operating in the same geographical area, the Community Foundation reserves the right to contact these groups asking them to develop a more coordinated approach thus enhancing the potential of the fund to reach out to as many communities as possible.
Who Can Not Apply?
The grant awarded will not be used for the excluded activities set out below:
In addition we won’t fund:
The Community Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy. We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.
What You Will Need To Apply?
We will ask for the following supporting documents to uploaded with your application:
Ongoing - No Deadline
Up to £2,500
Community based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10.
The fund will be open for applications from 7th April 2020 and will open on a rolling call basis, however, as we expect a high number of applications it may be necessary to close the call for applications at very short notice.
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Head of Building Sustainable Communities