News from: Reading Voluntary Action
The Vital for Berkshire – Coronavirus Fund is open for grant applications until Monday 8 February 2021 at 10:00. They will be allocating funds to local charities, community and voluntary groups impacted by and working to help people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Berkshire. Grants up to a maximum of £10,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability. The aims of the fund are:
-To help organisations respond to immediate needs, for instance, supporting those suffering hardship as a result of restrictions to normal activity and their short and long-term economic and social consequences.
-To help stabilise organisations supporting those in need, i.e. short term core cost funds to keep groups and charities afloat.
-To help organisations adapt to the crisis, i.e. through service enhancement and development, the purchase of equipment, enhancement of skills and capacity, or organisational development.
Who can apply?
-Charities, community groups or other not-for-profit organisations who are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
-Charities, community groups or other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
-Small and new groups that are not constituted may apply if they are working with the local CVS, Parish Council or Local Authority. A letter of support or other evidence will need to be provided.
For further information and how to apply please see the BCF website at www.berkshirecf.org/available-funding/coronavirus-fund.