COVID-19 Response Fund
PCC Angus Macpherson has announced a new grant fund of £50,000 for the communities of Wiltshire and Swindon.
The Police and Crime Commissioners COVID-19 Response Fund looks to support community and voluntary groups that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Local and regional organisations where most people benefiting from the grant live in Swindon or Wiltshire:
- constituted voluntary or community organisations
- registered charities
- not-for-profit companies including community interest companies where a majority of the directors receive no payment from the company
- parish and town councils (for activities to meet people's needs as a result of the coronavirus only)
- churches and other religious organisations (for providing non-religious activity only).
- branches of national organisations if there is:
- a local management committee based in Swindon and Wiltshire
- a local constitution
- a bank account controlled by the local branch
- Voluntary organisations with no constitution or bank account if:
- linked with a constituted organisation or local statutory body (eg parish or town council). The grant will be paid to that organisation.
- Statutory bodies such as city and county councils or health institutions
You can apply for a grant towards: *Our priority in making grants to help organisations keep going or develop are: AND AND Applications for a grant to replace lost income with no evidence of modifying services and plans are unlikely to be successful.
You can apply for a grant towards:
*Our priority in making grants to help organisations keep going or develop are:
Applications for a grant to replace lost income with no evidence of modifying services and plans are unlikely to be successful.
- Any reasonable costs related to meeting needs which people have because of the coronavirus situation
- Costs to help keep your organisation going during and after the crisis, provided you are serving people who are disadvantaged (socially, physically, geographically or financially) in a financially deprived community
- New projects or developments of your existing service, provided you are serving people who are disadvantaged (socially, physically, geographically or financially) in a financially deprived community
- (Note that grants towards capital projects (buildings and equipment) are up to £5000 only and you must already have most of the rest if the total cost is more than £5000)
- Grants cannot be to provide money to individuals or families.
The Police and Crime Commissioner has made £50,000 is available for the communities of Wiltshire and Swindon.
Priority will be give to applications that assist the PCC in achieving his three of his main priorities as set out in his Police and Crime Plan:
- Priority One - Prevent crime and keep people safe
- Priority Two - Protect the most vulnerable people in society
- Priority Three - Put victims, witnesses and communities at the heart of everything we do
This funding will form part of the Wiltshire Community Foundation's Wiltshire and Swindon Coronavirus Response Fund.
For more information and to apply visit the:
|Open Blue Trust||£4,995.00|
The Open Blue Trust provides support to families with pre and primary age children on Traveller site near Chippenham.
|Wiltshire Youth for Christ||£5,000.00|
Wiltshire Youth For Christ (WYFC) serves young people in Devizes, Trowbridge and surrounding areas. This funding will enable WYFC to undertake detached youth work across the county in towns and villages, engaging with young people to provide opportunities for them to share and process their experiences and concerns. This will be done using an accessible pop-up café (operated in line with social distancing guidelines).
Young Melksham have been delivering services to young people in Melksham since 2011. This funding will enable them to provide detached youth work through trained Youth Workers, reaching out to support vulnerable young people, including those who are particularly disadvantaged, those with additional needs and those not observing social distancing rules. The detached youth work started in response to the Coronavirus situation when centre-based activities were suspended and remote support was offered to meet the needs of these vulnerable young people. Counselling has also continued and been scaled up to cope with demand and outreach workers also promote the online and virtual support offer.