One Community – the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees – has re-opened its Coronavirus Emergency Fund to local voluntary groups and charitable organisations and is inviting applications from them as quickly as possible.
Grants (up to £5K for individual groups and £10K for hubs or anchor organisations) are being awarded for the period up to 31 March 2021 and monies must be spent by this deadline. One Community cannot accept applications for loss of income due to the pandemic. Projects must focus on Coronavirus-related need. Priorities for immediate relief:
- Organisations that support the on-going needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
- Organisations in support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provisions, or compliment their repose
- Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions, those contacted by track and trace)
- Support for food banks/food and hygiene provision and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger
- Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support
They are particularly keen to receive applications from organisations that support BAME Communities.
What can you apply for?
The cost of food and hygiene products, delivery costs, for example, petrol, PPE and additional cleaning costs, volunteer costs responding to the effects of the crisis, staffing cost relating to the project, equipment costs etc.
Who is eligible to apply?
Voluntary and community organisations, including but not limited to:
registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations, community benefit society
constituted organisations and non-registered charities
community interest companies and community benefit societies
Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs)
Religious organisations (if the funded activity is not deemed to be proselytising).