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Fund title: COVID-19 Outbreak Management Grant

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants are available to voluntary and community groups/organisations and social enterprises that help people by providing practical, social, and emotional support when they have to self-isolate due to COVID-19

Application deadline:

Funding must be used or allocated before 31 March 2022

Fund description:

Devon County Council is running a grant award process to fund voluntary, community sector and social enterprises (VCSEs) to support people to self-isolate by ensuring there is adequate provision for priority groups and resilient coverage across the whole county. We also need to better understand current provision to allow the identification of more opportunities.

We are looking to support projects that:

  • improve awareness about when people need to self-isolate and what they need to do
  • deliver practical, social, and emotional support for those affected by COVID-19 including support with:
    • accessing food and other supplies
    • caring responsibilities
    • practical tasks such as dog walking
    • mental health and wellbeing, including loneliness and boredom
  • increase communications to provide practical, social and/or emotional support for harder-to-reach groups and people in parts of Devon that may have limited access to support
  • include processes that help to share learning about what is needed to support people when they are self-isolating

Voluntary and community groups, charities and town and parish councils can apply. We expect grants to typically be up to £5,000 for small projects and between £5,000 and £20,000 for larger projects.

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