COVID-19 Community Support Fund Strand 5
The COVID-19 Community Support Fund will provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is opening a Strand 5 of the Covid-19 Community Support Fund, as a result of additional funds made available from Department for Communities.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus. Please note that project activity must be completed by 31/03/2021.
The online hub will be accepting applications from 10 a.m. on 18/01/2021. Applications should be submitted online via Council's Online Funding Hub. You can access the online hub by clicking here
Only those applications which provide an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be considered. We expect a high number of applications to the fund. Council will review the number of applications received and the number of awards being made on a daily basis. The fund will close as soon as the available funds are allocated. Council reserve the right to close the fund at short notice.
Organisations can apply for up to £4,000 to support actions in line with the following interventions:
- Financial - to those on low income and at risk due to financial stress
- Food - access to food (whether due to cost or availability) for those most in need
- Connectivity - to those living alone or in in rural and border areas that are likely to experience greater challenges in accessing services
Priorites of the Fund
Projects must demonstrate how they address the fund priorities:
- Reduce isolation and vulnerability of residents of the Borough, particularly those living alone and those living in rural areas
- Address financial need / poverty as a result of Covid-19
- Support ongoing needs of vulnerable people to make sure their ongoing wellbeing is maintained
- Direct support to those most at risk as a result of the threat of coronavirus
- Ensure vulnerable people remain connected to the outside world
Council is in receipt of other funding programmes for local community and voluntary groups which are currently open for applications ie Food & Essential Supplies Fund and Warm Well & Connected Fund (for eligible areas of disadvantage).
Organisations intending to apply for food related costs should in the first instance apply to the Food & Essential Supplies Fund (FESF), however if you have already secured and expended a grant through the FESF and you can demonstrate a need for your project, then you can apply for food related costs through the Covid-19 Community Support Fund.
The Warm Well & Connected Fund will support activities that address fuel poverty, tackle loneliness and isolation or promote good mental health and well-being in eligible areas of deprivation. Organisations that have availed of a grant through the WWC Fund can also apply for the Covid-19 CSF as long as it is for a different project or additional evidenced need.
Full guidance notes and a Vulnerable Adult Policy/Safeguarding Policy Statement Template are both provided below.
COVID19 Community Support Fund Recipients
If you would like further information, please contact us
028 7034 7234