Funding for groups supporting the local COVID-19 response

 

Grant funding is available for voluntary and community organisations supporting the COVID-19 response in Devon over the winter months.

Devon County Council (DCC), Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) and Devon Communities Together (DCT) are working in partnership with voluntary sector organisations to deliver a major programme of Covid Outbreak Management funding across Devon. This includes a Small Grants Scheme and COVID Management Large Grant Fund.

COVID-19 Small Grants Scheme

Grants of up to £300 are available for projects that are helping to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 over the winter months.

Grants will be considered for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Provide additional resource within local communities for compliance with, and enforcement of, restrictions and guidance, particularly for those most disproportionately impacted by Covid-19
  • Provide enhanced communication and marketing e.g. towards hard-to-reach groups and other localised messaging.
  • Provide targeted interventions for those disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 such as the BAME population, Rough Sleepers and the Homeless, those classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

This could be for a project that delivers either a new provision or enhances an existing service.

All funding must be spent by the end of March 2022.

The closing date for applications is 21st January 2022. Applications will then be assessed 28th January 2022.

Find out more on the DeVA website.

How to apply

Download the full guidance and application form.

Once completed, please email the form to support@devonva.org

Exeter Connect is happy to read over and provide feedback on any grant applications before submission. Please email us at info@exeterconnect.org.uk.

COVID Management Large Grant Fund

Grants of £10,000 – £25,000 are also available for voluntary, community groups or social enterprises who are providing support for people over the winter in response to COVID-19.

Proposals must meet the following criteria (those in bold are particularly encouraged):

  • Enhanced communication and marketing e.g. towards hard-to-reach groups and other localised messaging.
  • Targeted interventions for specific sections of the local community and workplaces.
  • Harnessing capacity within local sectors (voluntary, academic, commercial).
  • Extension/introduction of specialist support (behavioural science, bespoke comms).
  • Community-based support for those disproportionately impacted such as the BAME population.
  • Support for engagement and analysis of regional areas to assess and learn from local initiatives.
  • Providing support, as needed, to vulnerable people classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
  • Support for rough sleepers

Proposals supporting those disproportionately impacted by Covid or those not able to access programmes and support will also be welcomed.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. All funding must be spent by the end of March 2022.

Please visit the Devon Communities Together website for more information, application guidance and the application form.

How to apply

Please complete the online form on the Devon Communities Together website via the link above. Exeter Connect is happy to read over and provide feedback on any grant applications before submission. Please email us at info@exeterconnect.org.uk.

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