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Grant funding is currently available (scroll down to find further details how to apply):

Corby Borough Council Emergency Community Grant Scheme

'Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies Grant' - DEFRA

Corby Borough Council's Small and Health & Wellbeing Grants.

 

Corby Borough Council has set up an Emergency Community Grant Scheme providing grants of up to £250 to support local charities, community groups and organisations who are actively supporting our most vulnerable residents being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you wish to apply for a Small Grant or Health & Wellbeing Grant scroll further down the page.

Aims

To help and assist local organisations supporting older people and other vulnerable residents in Corby affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How does the Scheme work?

Once an application is submitted, it will be checked as quickly as possible. Officers may contact the applicant for further information to support the application.

The Chair of the Grants Committee Councillor John McGhee and Chris Stephenson Head of Service Culture and Leisure will approve awards. Their decision will be final.

If successful, applicants will need to sign a Condition of Grant and complete a Creditor Request form to release payment.

Criteria - view here for more information.

Application to print off a hard copy – view here

To complete your Application online use this link 

How can I get more information or support?

If you have any queries or questions relating to the scheme, please contact either of the Community Development Officers: Email lyndsey.rose@corby.gov.uk or telephone 01536 464144, carol.marshall@corby.gov.uk or telephone 01536 464018

Please email completed application form to:  CommunityResilience@corby.gov.uk

 

Northamptonshire County Council have received funding through the “Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies” from DEFRA, to grant funding to support local food banks and charities.  Small charities and food banks in Northamptonshire can now apply for funds via the nearly formed DEFRA Strategic Oversight Boards – North and West.

Northamptonshire County Council has awarded two grants to the Daylight Centre in Wellingborough, and the Northampton Hope Centre, to support local charities in the North and West of Northamptonshire and build resilience into these areas.

This grant is for eligible projects that help and support people struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19 in Northamptonshire and fall into one or more of the following categories of support:

  • food banks
  • food clubs
  • cooking clubs 
  • advice groups, where this relates to food 
  • soup kitchens 
  • household essentials, e.g. washing up liquid and washing powder, pet food, special dietary requirements, hygiene products and toiletries
  • food shopping and delivery.

Applications are welcomed to help cover the cost of providing food, essential supplies and advice as a result of responding to COVID-19.  This includes the additional running costs of providing this help and support (e.g. the extra costs of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, increased costs such as telephone calls, rent, gas and electricity or other costs relating to a new site where people can more easily access community support and services).

Northamptonshire County Council particularly welcomes applications from groups showing collaborative working, those working together to support specific local communities, minority groups and those most in need or at risk.

It is very simple and quick to apply. Charities and groups will need to explain what they intend to spend the money on and how that will benefit vulnerable people in their area. 

These may include:

  • projects that directly help vulnerable people affected by the effects of COVID-19, such as by providing access to food and other essentials e.g. toiletries
  • existing schemes and other support which support people struggling to afford food and other essentials, and where the need is greatest
  • projects advising and providing information to people to help them access longer term support they might need, such as benefits
  • projects that provide targeted support in areas of greatest need and deprivation, including rural areas.

Applications from groups and organisations are now being accepted by the DEFRA Strategic Oversight Board, via the Daylight Centre, for the North (Kettering, Wellingborough, East Northants and Corby):-

  • Applications of up to £5,000
  • Applications larger grants up to £25,000. The key focus for these larger grants is on partnership working and collaboration, and laying the foundations for the future.

To request an application form, please email including “DEFRA grant” as the subject to Rachel Mallows rachel.mallows@daylightcf.org.uk or julie.mckinnon@corby.gov.uk

Applications to be sent to Rachel Mallows rachel.mallows@daylightcf.org.uk at Daylight Centre by 12’noon 16th December 2020.

Supporting information:  Link to DEFRA Grant guidance - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-localauthority-emergency-assistance-grant-for-food-and-essentialsupplies/coronavirus-covid-19-local-authority-emergency-assistancegrant-for-food-and-essential-supplies

 

Corby Borough Council's Small and Health & Wellbeing Grants.

Not for profit community groups in Corby that could do with a helping hand to fund their projects are being encouraged to step forward and apply for Small and Health & Wellbeing Grants.

The Grants scheme could give out between up to £500 for Small Grants and £2,000 for Health & Wellbeing Grants to cover such things as a community event/fun day, materials for use in your project, publicity materials including newsletters and flyers, venue hire, training or even a pilot project.

How does the Scheme work?

Once an application is submitted, it will be checked to see if it meets criteria and is fully completed.

Officers may contact the applicant for further information to support the application.

The application will then go forward to the Grants Committee for a decision to be made by Elected Councillors.

pplicants will be informed of the outcome.

If successful, applicants will need to sign a condition of grant to release payment and complete monitoring forms once the project has been completed.

How can people apply?

Please contact the Community Development Officers for a copy of the application form and criteria. These can be sent out via post or email.

How can I get more information or support?

If you have any queries or questions relating to the scheme, please contact either of the Community Development Officers: Email lyndsey.rose@corby.gov.uk or telephone 01536 464144, carol.marshall@corby.gov.uk or telephone 01536 464018

 

Deadline Dates & Grants Committee Dates:

Grants Deadlines: 11th November 2020 & 10th February 2021

Grants Committee: 9th December & 10th March 2021

Applications must be received by 12noon on the given date to be considered. Late or partially filled applications will not be considered.

Criteria - click here for more information.

Click on the title below for the Grant you are applying for:

Links to other grants

 

Last updated: Monday 29th March 2021 08:47:15 AM
Review date: Monday 29th November 2021 10:16:38 AM