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Funding opportunity for charities supporting the community during coronavirus

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Funding opportunity for charities supporting the community during coronavirus

Charities are being offered an essential lifeline to allow them to carry out essential services during the coronavirus outbreak with grants available of up to £10,000.

Norfolk Community Foundation is encouraging charities on the frontline who are making a real difference within our communities to get in touch and apply for a grant. 

While the pandemic is affecting everyone, it’s clearly having a big impact on particular vulnerable groups that may not have their usual level of access to support so grants have never been more important.

Applications are being sought from charities able to assist in one or more of the following priority areas in response to the coronavirus:

- support and services for homeless and rough sleepers to increase access to safe accommodation, including provision for self-isolation

- actions to reduce acute isolation of older people, and those facing particular challenges in self-isolation due to disability, serious health condition or special needs

- support for those affected by domestic violence and other safeguarding issues in the home as a result of self-isolation

- building networks/ connecting supply chains to ensure food and household essentials are readily and locally available to the most vulnerable

- access to specialist financial/ legal advice for those in crisis due to loss of income, unemployment, debt and/ or change in family circumstances during the pandemic

- specialist counselling/ support provision for those affected by bereavement 

Claire Cullens, chief executive of the Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “Charities are doing incredible work to help our communities in this time of local and national crisis.

“We want to support them in this endeavour through allocating funding that we know will be in very good hands.”

A project outline and budget is required as part of the Expression of Interest, and detailed plans/ costs may be required if shortlisted. 

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