Western Power Distribution launches £500,000 COVID-19 Emergency Fund for South West England, East and West Midlands and West Wales.

Local authorities, parish councils, charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for extra financial support from Western Power Distribution (WPD), which has just launched a £500,000 a ‘In This Together – Community Matters Fund’ in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

This Fund intends to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within Western Power Distribution’s operating region (see map below) by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations.

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency we have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly.

If your application is successful the fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. The programme is set up to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects.

Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

Devon Community Foundation has set up the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.