GRANTS of up-to £8,000 are now available to support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The programme has now transitioned from the initial immediate response phase to the longer-term emergency which is directed at helping those who are suffering hardship as a result of the short and long term economic and social consequences caused by Covid-19.
Grants of up to £5,000 can cover core costs and will help towards the financial sustainability of organisations who are directly supporting people that are experiencing hardship as a result of the ongoing crisis.
Grants will also support groups that can prevent crises escalating within communities, with priority given to those who are reaching the most vulnerable and those at greatest risk of negative social, health or economic impacts.
Projects responding to acute need will still be prioritised and applications are welcomed from organisations where Covid-19 has had a disproportionate negative impact, including BAME communities.
The new NET Coronavirus Programme represents a transition from the initial relief phase dealing with the immediate shock of the crisis, to the longer term resilience and response phrase providing help for those suffering from the economic and social aftermath of the pandemic.
There is currently no closing date for grant applications.
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