Funding Friday

COVID-19 Fund

Devon County Council has temporarily re-opened the COVID-19 Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of the second national lockdown.

Through the COVID-19 Fund, DCC will provide small amounts of grant funding to community-led schemes, which identify and/or achieve the small but important things that can safely address some of the issues that are arising because of this further lockdown and in particular measures to support those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
These can include:

  • safe deliveries of essential goods and services to those who are vulnerable, such as foods and medicines
  • support for accessing online information and services
  • measures to help people to stay connected and informed and to maintain and support mental health and wellbeing
  • transport-related initiatives that support safe community responses to the outbreak

Applications will open on 9 November 2020 and will close on 2 December 2020.


Sport England: Return to Play

Sport England has launched a new £16.5 million fund to give additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Return to Play fund is made up of three schemes focusing on a safe return to play and improving access to sport and physical activity for everyone.

Open to applications now – decisions within three weeks