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COVID 19 Support Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

A huge, co-ordinated effort across community and voluntary groups across our county is making a huge difference to isolated and vulnerable people, and those in most need of help. Local people are also stepping up to put projects together make a difference.

Now the new COVID-19 Support Fund has been set up to help keep this happening. It’s rapid, flexible funding to support communities to do their bit and to make sure that the voluntary sector continues to thrive now and after the crisis.

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£300M National Lottery Funding to help Communities Tackle Covid-19 Crisis

Wed 1 Apr 2020

The funds will be used to support the most vulnerable in communities across the UK during these difficult times. From next week, hundreds of millions of pounds will start benefiting those projects that are at the forefront of the Coronavirus crisis - from supporting food banks, to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, help for the elderly and projects that support health in the community.

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The Yapp Charitable Trust

Wed 1 Apr 2020

We offer grants only for core funding to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work that focuses on one of our priority groups:

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Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Sport England announced up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus. Organisations can apply for grants between £300 and £10,000.

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Supermarket vouchers to be offered to families of children eligible for free school meals

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Low-income families whose children are eligible for free school meals will be offered vouchers, food or meals to make sure they continue receiving this support, even if they are no longer attending school due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Government published guidance for schools giving them the flexibility to provide meals or shop vouchers to the 1.3 million disadvantaged children entitled to free school meals if they are no longer attending school, either due to closures or as a result of self-isolating at home.

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Support from your Community Foundation during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Tue 31 Mar 2020

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire will be awarding funds from the Covid-19 appeals to those communities that have been affected. Grants for this fund will be available for Emergency funds for individuals and for organisations supporting the community. The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created. Organisations would need to be supporting members of the community but is not intended to replace loss of income, but is more to help with the costs of providing a vital service.

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Emergency funding to become available from Arts Council England

Tue 31 Mar 2020

The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and they have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of our funding, to help alleviate pressure on them as best they can.

They are currently working through the details of eligibility and guidance but in the meantime, please look at these webpages for more about the funding streams:

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FREE technology to help people with Learning Disabilities during coronavirus outbreak

Tue 31 Mar 2020

In response to the recent escalation of UK Governments Coronavirus strategy and the challenging months ahead we’re likely to face, we’re proud to offer a slimmed-down version of AutonoMe for FREE to vulnerable people such as people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Care Leavers and others in the UK.

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An update from SASSOT - 31 March 2020

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Provided by Jude Taylor, Director

We understand we have an important role over the coming months in supporting, not only the sector, but everyone around us. Over the past week or so we’ve been thinking really hard about the services we can offer; actions which make sense in a time when nothing else really does. We know we will need to adapt and change this as we go and we’re really keen to hear your feedback.

Initially we have identified the following priority actions:

1.   Supporting people to stay active 

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Join millions of people to support scientists at King’s College London track the spread of COVID-19

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well

The COVID symptom tracker was created by doctors and scientists at King’s College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a health science company.

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