Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak.Grants are available for applications of UNDER £500.
While our healthcare systems, public health practitioners, and Local and National Government are doing everything in their power to slow the spread of coronavirus, our Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and local communities are also preparing to safely assist those most vulnerable during this unprecedented time.
Through the COVID-19 Action Fund, DCC will provide small amounts of grant funding to community-led schemes.
These can include:
• Safe deliveries of essential goods and services to those who are vulnerable, such as foods and medicines
• Support for accessing online information and services
• Virtual support groups to help people to stay connected and informed and to maintain and support mental health and wellbeing
• Transport related initiatives that support safe community responses to the outbreak
Applications are accepted from constituted and not-for-private-profit Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations, Town and Parish Councils, charities or businesses, or a combination of such groups working together.