Eastleigh Borough Council is launching the Eastleigh Covid-19 Community Recovery Grant that will provide local community groups and organisations with the chance to apply for funding to help local people who are still recovering from the mental and physical effects of covid.
The Borough-wide scheme offers grants of up to £10,000 and priority will be given to groups that support:
- activities that support the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people and those who were shielding and/or self-isolating
- organisations that support individuals experiencing hardship caused by the pandemic
- organisations that support mental health, bereavement and emotional needs arising from the pandemic
- mental and physical health support for young people and adults including mobility, long covid.
Who can apply?
The fund is open to any non-profit making community groups, voluntary organisations, trusts, friendly societies, social enterprises and community interest companies in the borough. They can provide a service directly, offer advice/information or promote self-help and must have a wide community benefit and be open to anyone.
Applications open 18 September and can be made until 1 March 2024 or until the grant funding is fully allocated, whichever comes first.
There will be monthly reviews to ensure funds can be allocated to successful applicants as soon as possible.