Berkshire Community Foundation – Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund – deadline 8 February 2021

Article date
11 January 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
The Vital for Berkshire – Coronavirus Fund is open for grant applications until Monday 8 February 2021 at 10am

They will be allocating funds to local charities, community and voluntary groups impacted by and working to help people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Berkshire. The aims of the fund are:

  • To help organisations respond to immediate needs, for instance, supporting those suffering hardship as a result of restrictions to normal activity and their short and long-term economic and social consequences.
  • To help stabilise organisations supporting those in need, i.e. short term core cost funds to keep groups and charities afloat.
  • To help organisations adapt to the crisis, i.e. through service enhancement and development, the purchase of equipment, enhancement of skills and capacity, or organisational development.

Grants up to a maximum of £10,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability.

Who can apply?
  • Charities, community groups or other not-for-profit organisations who are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Charities, community groups or other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Small and new groups that are not constituted may apply if they are working with the local CVS, Parish Council or Local Authority. A letter of support or other evidence will need to be provided.
What are the priorities?

Priority will be given to organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated, including:

  • Older people
  • People with physical or learning disabilities
  • People with mental health needs
  • People on low incomes
  • Families with young children
Is there a deadline?

10am on Monday 8 February 2021

Further information and how to apply

Go to the BCF website.