COVID-19 Warm, Well & Connected Fund 2020-21

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!!! Please be advised Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Covid-19 Warm, Well & Connected Fund is now CLOSED!!!

The Department for Communities has made available additional funding support to local authorities to support those in need across the areas of highest deprivation including Neighbourhood Renewal Areas, Areas at Risk and Small Pockets of Deprivation. It will be directly targeted at the most vulnerable, including children and young people; carers; older people; people living with a disability; and anyone who has lost income as a result of Covid19.

The funding must deliver activities which support one or more of the Warm, Well and Connected programme outcomes as follows:

  • People are less isolated, emotionally supported and connected into their community and relevant supports;
  • People are aware of the need to maintain good mental health and supported to take up online self-help tools and other community initiatives;
  • People are encouraged and supported to take up some form of physical activity on a daily basis and are aware of the need to eat well and are supported to do so;
  • More people in fuel poverty have access to support for fuel over the winter period. 

The Fund is targeted at the areas of highest deprivation including Neighbourhood Renewal Areas, Areas at Risk and Small Pockets of Deprivation. The areas designated as such in Causeway Coast and Glens are as follows:

  • DfC Neighbourhood Renewal Areas: Coleraine East (Millburn, Ballysally) Coleraine Churchlands Limavady
  • DfC Areas at Risk Harpurs Hill (Cross Glebe) Portrush - Hopefield 1 Super Output Area (SOA) .
  • DfC Small Pockets of Deprivation Ballymoney - Carnany, Castle & Glebeside

Please note that only applications that are supporting residents in these areas will be considered for funding under this programme. If you would like more information on the location of these areas please refer to https://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/StaticMapsAddress.aspx or contact us at community.development@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk The Fund will be directly targeted at the most vulnerable, including children and young people; carers; older people; people living with a disability; and anyone who has lost income as a result of Covid-19. 

Maximum Grant Amount Local community/voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants of up to 100% of costs £2,000 Only those applications which provide a targeted response in relation to the Fund outcomes will be considered. Only those organisations which can provide evidence that support has been targeted where it is most needed will be supported. 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. If you are receiving Covid 19 funding support from another funder you must declare this in the application.

For more information about the COVID-19 Warm, Well & Connected Fund 2020-21 including how to apply for funding and access to detailed guidance notes go to https://causeway.eformz.info/