Early Help and Asset Based Community Development Grants.
Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant
The council and the newly launched Social Action Partnership have been helping local people to support one another by coordinating the fantastic work that is being done in communities across the borough in improving, developing and delivering services.
In recognition of the vital role played by the voluntary, community and faith sector in both the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the recovery, this time limited fund has been developed by the council to support local organisations through this pandemic.
The aim of the Covid-19 community response and recovery fund is to support these organisations to adapt to new ways of offering support to communities, both during and following the coronavirus pandemic, as well as maintain and continue to offer services as government restrictions are lifted.
Not-for-profit organisations are able to apply for a grant up to a maximum of £5,000 for projects and services for both response and recovery-type applications.
The response-type applications include additional staffing, DBS checks, volunteer expenses, meal delivery services, food bank services and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Recovery-type applications include supporting employment, mental health support, hardship funds, financial advice, supporting connectivity and building community resilience.
Other applications might include bereavement support, domestic abuse support and IT solutions for service delivery.
Cheshire East Council has been allocated additional funding to use to support groups who are helping people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to Covid-19.
This additional funding will be used to build on the success of our community response and recovery fund. It is primarily aimed at supporting organisations to assist residents who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to the economic impact caused by Covid-19.
Local charities and community organisations can apply for grants towards the cost of getting food and other essentials to those who need it the most by delivering essential Covid-19 related services.
If you think you may be eligible for a Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant, please read the Early Help and Asset Based Community Development Grants - Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant Principles (PDF, 130kb)
You can apply by completing the Early Help and Asset Based Community Development Grants - Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant Application Form (MS Word, 132kb) and returning it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we are unable to accept postal applications at this time.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the closing date for applications is Friday 4 December 2020.