Sovereign Housing Association
Sovereign has created additional funding opportunities aimed at supporting community organisations serving Sovereign elderly and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak. There is a dedicated Coronavirus fund for each of their regions, plus the existing Community Fund which remains open to support community projects, in particular those that impact on any of the following areas: –
- Young People
- Homelessness prevention and mental health
- Isolation, loneliness and the negative effects of social media
- Local Community Development Activities
- Improving community centres.
- To learn more and apply, visit The Good Exchange
Wiltshire Community Foundation
Wiltshire Community Foundation has launched a Coronavirus response fund to provide emergency help voluntary groups across the county to support those most affected by the pandemic.The Wiltshire and Swindon Coronavirus Response Fund is working alongside the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal to raise money for financial support to groups helping the most vulnerable people in communities all over the county.
The appeal will prioritise groups supporting individuals who are most affected by the outbreak, particularly those facing issues brought about by isolation or loss of income. For full details and to apply visit here.
A new £350,000 fund to support communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications.
Due to the significant impact on communities from the coronavirus outbreak, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has repurposed its annual Resilient Communities Fund to offer grants of up to £3,000 for projects that will specifically support community members in vulnerable situations.
Applications are being encouraged for projects that will provide extra help to those who are self-isolating or social shielding, such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions. Examples include a social delivery service, online advice centres or a befriending scheme.
The fund is open to community councils, parish councils and town councils in SSEN’s network areas in the north of Scotland and central southern England. The initial funding round will close on 30 April, with additional rounds to open based on demand. Grant awards will be issued in early May to ensure timely release of funding to community groups. Full details here.
The grants are specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus. Organisations can apply for grants between £300 and £10,000 – find out more here.