A recent announcement has confirmed that various Community Foundations have launched new funding programmes to assist local charities and community organisations. These funding programmes have been put in place to assist local communities affected by COVID-19 and allow them to continue to support those in need.
Some of the funds which are available in the North West area include:
- Cheshire Community Foundation – COVID-19 Response Programme. This programme is open to applications from charities who support disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by COVID-19. Further information can be found here.
- Steve Morgan Foundation – COVID-19 Emergency Fund. This fund supports charities and not for profit companies in Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire West. Further information can be found here.
- Sport England – Coronavirus Emergency Fund. This fund aims to help community support and physical organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship. Awards will generally be between £300 and £10,000 but consideration may also be given to funds above £10,000. Further information can be found here.
For a full list of the Community Foundations that have launched funds please visit https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html