Covid-19 Response and Recovery Grants (United Kingdom)
The South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is seeking applications for the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Grants.
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SYCF and community foundations across the country are working with the National Emergencies Trust to support community groups and charities responding to and recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Priority will be given to voluntary organizations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated including:
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People with disabilities
People with mental health needs
People on low incomes
Families with young children
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
Covid-19 Response: Grants of up to £5,000
Covid-19 Recovery: Grants of up to £5,000
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Their first aim is to support charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises responding to the Covid-19 crisis:
Meeting the needs of their local community resulting from Covid-19: this includes (but is not limited to) delivering food parcels and medicine, providing befriending service and other crucial community services and activities to support vulnerable people at this time
Providing information, advice, counseling and other support to help people cope with isolation, bereavement and emotional stress caused by Covid-19
Their second aim is to support charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises recovering from the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown restrictions:
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Getting their services back up and running as lock-down eases, or finding new ways of working in the “new normal”: this includes (but is not limited to) the extra costs of delivering services online or in a socially distanced way and the extra costs of PPE and cleaning needed to restart face-to-face delivery
Maintaining vital community services where other income has been lost as a result of Covid-19: this includes funding the core costs of services over the next few months.
Who can apply?
Not for profit organizations can apply so long as they:
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Have a governing document (e.g. a constitution or memorandum of association),
Have a board or management committee of at least three unrelated people,
Have a bank account in the name of the group requiring at least two unrelated signatories, and
Have beneficiaries who live in South Yorkshire and are locally led and run. This includes locally constituted and managed branches of national or large charities.
For more information, visit https://www.sycf.org.uk/apply/south-yorkshire/covid-19-response-fund/