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Fund to Support Community Groups Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stroud Town Council has launched a special fund to support community groups responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It has allocated a total of £10,000 for grants of up to £500 available to community groups working in Stroud Town Parish.

The purpose of the fund to is to support local voluntary sector agencies and community groups who are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis to cover additional costs they may incur due to increased activity or functions that they have insufficient resources to meet.

Any registered charity, community interest company or community and voluntary groups can apply. The main criteria is that they are registered through the GCC Community Help Hub for Covid-19 assistance at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/helphub.

The funding can only be used for expenditure in relation to the Covid-19 Crisis, including but not exclusively: setting up of Community Floats to purchase food and essential supplies for vulnerable people and families; development of digital/virtual support – equipment such as mobile phones or tablets; expenses incurred by volunteers such as petrol or developing infrastructure to support vulnerable people.

"The Stroud community is, as ever, demonstrating its great sense of togetherness and support during this time of crisis," said Stroud Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.

"The Town Council wants to recognise and help these groups which are providing vital services and support. Our aim is to respond quickly and award the grants as soon as we can process them and ensure they meet the criteria.

"The idea is to fill the gap until the larger amounts of money that the Government made available yesterday arrives."

The majority of the beneficiaries must live within the Stroud Town Parish. A map of the parish can be found here.

To apply, please complete the application form and email it to council@stroudtown.gov.uk.

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:24 by Admin team

Tags: Covid-19, Grants