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Grants to support covid help groups

Posted onPosted on 1st Sep

Nottinghamshire County Council has reminded voluntary groups and charities helping people during the coronavirus pandemic that it has been allocated £858,285 by the government’s Local Authority Emergency Assistance Fund for food and essential supplies

It wants to continue to support local charities and community organisations that are delivering essential services to vulnerable residents impacted by Covid-19, by using the funding to:

•meet immediate need and help those who are struggling to afford food and essentials due to Covid-19
•support existing schemes and other support which deliver the same outcomes and where the need is greatest
•work together with other local authorities to provide support and ensure the funding meets its objectives

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other organisations can apply to access funding to deliver projects or services that support people in genuine need of food, other essentials and advice as a result of Covid-19.

To apply click here.

This service is for
•projects that directly help vulnerable people affected by the effects of Covid-19, such as by providing access to food and other essentials e.g. toiletries
•existing schemes and other support which support people struggling to afford food and other essentials, and where the need is greatest
•projects advising and providing information to people to help them access longer term support they might need, such as benefits
•projects that provide targeted support in areas of greatest need and deprivation, including rural areas.

Applications are welcome to help cover the cost of providing food, essential supplies and advice as a result of responding to Covid-19, including the additional running costs of providing this help and support (e.g. the extra costs of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, increased costs such as telephone calls, rent, gas and electricity or other costs relating to a new site where people can more easily access community support and services).