Kent Community Foundation’s (KCF) Coronavirus Emergency Fund offers emergency funding of up to £10,000 to small grassroots community organisations in Kent and Medway to deal with emerging issues in the community affecting vulnerable people as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.
Priority will be given to smaller constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with an average annual income of less than £200,000* who are working to:
- Reduce isolation and vulnerability of older people during any isolation period that may arise as a result of the threat of Coronavirus
- Support ongoing needs of older people to ensure that their wellbeing is maintained
- Provide any initiative that will help ensure older people remain connected with the outside world during this time
Application from organisations working with other affected communities – e.g. families on low incomes, those affected by food poverty, children and young people adversely impacted by Coronavirus will also be considered as will those organisations offering direct intervention responses, such as:
- Special provision of crisis services for rough sleepers and those living in temporary accommodation with changed practices to keep clients and staff as safe as possible
- Free takeaway lunches and online youth services for young people in a very disadvantaged area, supported by local volunteers
*Applications from larger organisations with an annual income of up to £1million will also now be considered thanks to the National Emergencies Trust (NET) offering additional funding to this emergency grant. NET are particularly keen to support projects on the Coronavirus front-line.
Applications can be made to cover either additional costs that you have incurred in your response to Coronavirus or to compensate for loss of income that you have incurred/will incur because of the pandemic.
Funding can be spent on core costs, service delivery costs, overheads, small capital costs – anything directly related to the impact of this virus.
Please note: Where an applicant has more than six months of free reserves, KCF would expect them to be utilising some of those monies in this time of crisis. Reserves are built up to be accessed in high risk scenarios.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. KCF aim to make grants to successful applicants within two weeks.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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