£200,000 available for the Community and Voluntary Sector responding to Covid-19

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(Last Updated On: June 2, 2020)

A new grant from Torbay Council has been made available to financially support groups and organisations who have been responding to Covid-19.

The new Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Grant scheme is open to: Voluntary and community organisations.

Registered charity or charitable incorporated organisations (CIO).

Group of organisations, as long as they’re led by a voluntary or community organisation.

Not for profit companies including those limited by guarantee; and Community Interest Companies.

The council are looking for applications to the grant in the financial ranges of less than £2,500, less than £5,000, less than £10,000 and less than £25,000.

Councillor Steve Darling, Leader at Torbay Council, said: “I am very happy to announce the Voluntary and Community Sector COVID-19 fund. The commitment and creativity demonstrated by local organisations in responding to our local people in very challenging circumstances has been invaluable. While providing this support, advice and guidance they have had to work very hard to secure income from commercial and fund raising activities, and we know that the Covid-19 crisis has added to this sectors financial challenges”.

Councillor Jackie Stockman, Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health, said “Our Community and Voluntary Sectors have gone above and beyond in their response to the COVID-19 emergency. I would encourage as many organisations and groups to take a look and make an application”.

Closing date for applications is by midnight on Sunday 14 June 2020. Applications will then be assessed, with successful applicants being notified by 30 June 2020. Funds will be transferred on or shortly after this date.

To read the full terms and conditions of this fund and to apply visit: www.torbay.gov.uk/voluntary-sector-grants-scheme

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