Community Champions are looking to fund up to £4,000 for emerging local groups as well as charities, religious organisations and other not-for-profit organisations that have been affected by Covid. They will look especially favourably on small BAME-led organisations with a low annual turnover.
To be eligible for Near Neighbours Community Covid Relief Grants your project should meet the following criteria:
- Support communities
- Be locally embedded
- Support the emerging needs of the community
- Keep people safe
- Keep people connected
- Keep people informed
In addition, a grant must be for:
- New or developed work: repeat or ongoing activities won’t be supported
- Specific activities: funding is given for a specific project or activity
- Immediate activities: grants should be claimed within three months of approval, and projects should aim to finish before the end of March 2021. If your area is put into lockdown, however, activities can be suspended until lockdown is lifted
- Grassroots organisations: the fund is for emerging local groups as well as charities, religious organisations and other not-for-profit organisations whose focus is on local work. The fund will look especially favourably on small BAME-led organisations with a low annual turnover.
- Small initiatives: Grants should be claimed within one month of approval, and projects should aim to finish before the end of March 2021
Near Neighbours aim to made a decision on your application within 2 weeks of receiving all of the required information.
All grants will be awarded by 31 March 2021. The Grants Panel will be assessing applications and awarding grants weekly on a first-come, first-served basis, early applications are encouraged.
Applications are only accepted that have been discussed in advance with your local Near Neighbours Coordinator, Samra Kanwal: [email protected]
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courtesy MACC Ebulletin 4 Feb 2021 – 14:30 by michelle.foster