Kent County Council: Covid-19 Local Recovery Fund

Covid 19 Local Grants

Kent County Council’s Covid-19 Local Recovery Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to organisations and community groups that may have struggled to sustain funding throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding forms part of the council’s Helping Hands Scheme which uses government grant funding to support residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In total, £486,000 worth of funding will be awarded across Kent in 2021 and 2022. Each county councillor can award £6,000 in grants and they will use their local knowledge to target funding where it is needed most.

To apply for the fund, applicants must demonstrate how their project responds to the pandemic.

Eligible projects could include:

  • food banks supporting residents that have suffered financial hardship as a result of the pandemic;
  • befriending schemes to tackle loneliness;
  • youth groups providing opportunities for young people;
  • grassroots sports clubs who need funding to purchase kit and equipment for children to encourage increased fitness and mental wellbeing;
  • support schemes targeting residents whose mental health has suffered as a result of the pandemic;
  • schemes to support employability schemes for residents that have faced unemployment caused by the pandemic; and
  • projects designed to improve the local environment, encouraging residents to access nature for exercise and wellbeing.

All applications should support and endorse the objectives of the Kent County Council’s Interim Strategic Plan.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until all funding has been allocated.

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder directly for more information.

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