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Derbyshire COVID-19 Community Fund, 2023/24

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The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many organisations across Derbyshire working to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable residents are met.

The COVID-19 Community Fund aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations by providing much needed funding. This allows them to continue to play a key role in the local response to COVID-19 and to improve the health and wellbeing of Derbyshire residents.

How much you can apply for:

  • Formally constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £2,000.
  • Non-constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £250.

Eligibility

• not have an existing contractual agreement in place with Derbyshire County Council Public Health department
• be known to the Derbyshire County Council Public Health department through previous partnership working, be known to our Community Response Unit, or be known to the network of district forums that support the work of the Community Response Unit
• fully complete the application form, including geographic area covered, contact details for lead individuals, and bank details for transfer of funding
• be willing to participate in an evaluation to show how the grant has been spent
• ensure that the application meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • support to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake
  • protect people most vulnerable to COVID-19
  • increase mental health and wellbeing and support individual and community resilience
  • promote safer behaviours to reduce future risk of infection.

If you have previously received a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, you are eligible to reapply. However, the second application must not be a duplication of the original request. Please also note that the eligibility criteria is now different from those of previous funds. Therefore, an organisation could re-submit an application that has previously been rejected, if it meets the new criteria.

Applications are reviewed by the panel on a regular basis. The fund will close on 31 March 2024, and they recommend that organisations submit applications as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 Community Fund or the application process, email asch.health.protection@derbyshire.gov.uk

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