As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease Warwick District Council is making funding available to help support community organisations through the ‘recovery’ phase to enable them to deliver essential services to vulnerable people most impacted by Covid-19 in keeping with Government guidance.
From Monday 13 July applications will be open for the new Community Economic Recovery Fund from which grants of up to £3000 are available to organisations who have a role in supporting the Warwick District community during this time. The new funding is targeted at not-for profit groups such as local registered charities, foodbanks and community groups who are experiencing short-term financial hardship, have ceased operations or have had to adapt or increase their service due to the pandemic.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Protection, Councillor Judy Falp commented;
“We are very aware that recovering from the impact of COVID-19 will be particularly challenging for our local voluntary and community sector. These grants will be allocated to allow these organisations to continue with their essential services by providing funding for immediate and practical support, for example; new equipment, adaptations for COVID-proof facilities, purchase or provision of PPE or enlisting specialist staff to deliver training, coaching or advice and support sessions.”
For details on how to apply for a grant through the Community Economic Recovery Fund visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/cerf. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered on a first come first served basis.