A small amount of the Earley Charity’s £40,000 Covid-19 Support fund is still available for grants of up to a maximum £2,000. This small grants programme is to help organisations transition to new ways of working and support post-lockdown relaunch or other Covid-19 linked expenditure
Who can apply?
The Covid-19 Support Fund is aimed at local charities and community groups who work and/or predominately serve the Charity’s area of benefit. In practice this means all of Earley, the northern part of Shinfield, Winnersh, south Reading (including Whitley), east Reading (including Newtown), central Reading (as far west as the Reading West railway line), Sonning and lower Caversham. See their map here.
What can you apply for/use the grant for?
The aim of the fund is to help organisations respond to the immediate needs of relaunching or adapting their service and activities following lockdown. Grants can be used to offset costs including:
- Implementing preventative measures such as physical barriers and screens, personal protective equipment (PPE) and bulk purchases of cleaning and disinfection products.
- Buying equipment.
- Consultancies to assist with relaunch activities.
- Training of trustees, volunteers or staff.
- Developing marketing materials to promote or relaunch changes to service or activity.
Is there a deadline?
This is a rolling programme. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered at regular meetings. The next deadline is 12th April 2021.
Applications must be made using the Covid-19 Support Fund Grant Application Form, which can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.