Grants of up to £3,000 are available to Worcester charities, volunteer groups and community organisations that can deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter. This funding scheme aims to help with the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and tackle key health issues within the city.
Who can apply?
This funding scheme is for charities, volunteer groups and community organisations to enable them to run services and projects that will:
- support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials because of the Covid-19 pandemic due to Covid-19; and / or
- address the priorities of the Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant (LAEAG) fund for food and essential supplies, the Healthy Worcester Plan and Worcester City Council’s Community Recovery Strategy.
The LAEAG fund priorities are to use to support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to Covid-19.
The Healthy Worcester Plan 2019-2021 aims to tackle key health issues within the city. Its priorities are:
- Poor air quality
- Outcomes and access to services for the Black and Minority Ethnic populations
- Loneliness and isolation for all ages
- Improving how the City Council works with its partners to make the best use of its community assets, such as its buildings and resources.
How much funding is available?
A total of £28,425 is available in Worcester to help support the delivery of high-quality activities and projects.
Small grants of up to £3,000 are available for successful applications. The applications will be administered through a fair and transparent process.
Grants requesting funding above £3,000 will be considered and, if judged to be cost-effective against the outcomes proposed, may also be approved, depending on enough funding being available and the number of bids received.
How do I apply?
All applications must match the criteria in the Health and Hardship Grant Fund Specification.
To apply, please download and complete the application form, which is provided as a Word document. All questions on the form must be answered, demonstrating how the application meets the criteria of the Health and Hardship Grant Fund Specification.
Applicants should be available to provide clarification of any part of their application between Monday 16 and Friday 27 November 2020.
It is expected that awards will be made on Monday 30 November 2020.
Grant funding must be fully spent by 31 March 2021 and initiatives would need to commence as quickly as possible following the grant determination and award announcement.