Covid-19 Recovery Fund Community and Personal Resilience Grant – UK
The Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF) is seeking applications for its Covid-19 Recovery Fund Community and Personal Resilience Grant Program to support economic recovery and improving wellbeing in Herefordshire.
The global Covid-19 pandemic and resulting measures to reduce the spread of the virus have had an unprecedented impact on the national and local economy, and on people’s well-being and mental, as well as physical, health.
The Herefordshire Community Wellbeing Survey 2021 found:
28% reported high levels of anxiety.
32% experienced a drop in household income.
33% were doing less exercise.
30% were sleeping less well.
The overall aim of the Community and Personal Resilience Fund is:
To build and accelerate projects that seek to improve the overall health and wellbeing across all ages of the Herefordshire population and improve the lives of those most affected fastest by working in partnership with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE).
The maximum amount of grant that can be applied for is £10,000 during the lifetime of the scheme. Although they are not specifying a lower level, they want projects which will be both value for money and have a significant impact.
Outcomes to be achieved through the grants scheme are:
Increased numbers of people supported to address the adverse personal impact on them by Covid 19.
Increased mental health and wellbeing of Herefordshire residents adversely impacted by Covid 19.
Fewer people feeling lonely and isolated.
Increased resilience of community organisations to respond to the needs of local residents.
Increased capacity of the VCSE sector to build individual and community resilience.
They will accept applications from one of the following:
Voluntary and community organisations
Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO)
Community Interest Companies (CIC)
Parish and town councils
Parent Teacher Associations.
For more information, visit https://www.herefordshirecf.org/community-and-personal-resilience-grant/