Coronavirus Support Fund (Community Foundation Leicestershire & Rutland)

Coronavirus Support Fund (Community Foundation Leicestershire & Rutland)

The Coronavirus Support Fund is a new fund to help those who live and work locally and who are struggling as a result of the pandemic. The money comes from:

  • The National Emergency Trust Fund
  • Donations from local companies, individuals or families

The fund is open to constituted charitable and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, working with local people facing the most hardship in the pandemic.

Grant Sizes are initially between £500 and £2,500.

More information HERE

UPDATE 29.03.2020

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £25,000 for support with the following activities:

  1. Support for core organisational running costs, for organisations who have experienced a loss of income due to services closing or operating at a reduced level and where this may lead to the permanent closure of the organisation
  2. Additional staffing capacity required to meet existing/current or increased demand for services, to support vulnerable people during the crisis
  3. The need to rapidly adapt current service delivery models to maintain contact with service users
  4. Funding for essential capital equipment such as ICT equipment, safety equipment e.g. PPE. or any other essential equipment
  5. Funding for use of vehicles, transport, fuel etc. to enable visits to service users
  6. Funding for increased expenses costs such as reimbursing travel costs for staff/volunteers who need to visit service users, if it safe to do so, in their home or in other locations.
  7. Anything else deemed acceptable in relation to the criteria for the Fund



Posted: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00 by Basil Fox

Tags: Community Safety. Health & Wellbeing, Funding, Rural Economy