Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we get asked a lot. Please have a look through before contacting us.

What kind of groups will the Programme support?

Your local community foundation will decide on the best way to respond to the need

Your local community foundation will decide on the best way to respond to the need but examples of grants given will be to the following: 

  • Organisations that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained 
  • Organisations in support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provision, or compliment their response  
  • Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc) 
  • Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger 
  • Community response coordination 
  • Organisations or informal groups that have been specifically established to respond to the crisis 
  • Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the crisis 
  • Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community 
  • Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support 

Secondarily, and if funds allow: 

  • Support for organisations that provide support for vulnerable groups to counter the loss of income and fundraising which can be directly linked to the pandemic