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Second wave of funding available to support the most vulnerable in our communities

Written by on April 14, 2020

Northamptonshire Community Foundation have announced the second wave of funding for the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to support community action helping vulnerable people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Funding is available to local charities and community groups supporting local people hit by the social and economic impact of the virus.

Crisis Response Grants of up to £3,000 are available to groups helping vulnerable people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Strategic Response Grants of between £10,000 – £20,000 to support community action to help vulnerable people affected by the outbreak.

Victoria Miles DL, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “I am delighted to announce this second tranche of funding which is vital for ongoing support to the voluntary and community sector at this critical time. We are focusing our efforts in raising awareness and encouraging further donations so that we can fund front-line services who can continue to support those who are the most vulnerable and at risk during this crisis”.

A total of £131,526.87 has been awarded to 48 projects to date. Funded groups have included SERVE Rushden, who are helping older people and those with disabilities with grocery shopping and prescription collections, Care and Repair Northamptonshire, who will be providing essential services, including heating repairs, to isolated older people and the Northampton Saints Foundation, who will be providing educational resources and support to children with additional needs.

The fund is made possible through partnerships with the National Emergencies Trust, supporters, the general public and a range of donors.  

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