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Essex Community Foundation’s Emergency Grants Program (United Kingdom)

Essex Community Foundation’s Emergency Grants Program (United Kingdom)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Essex Community Foundation has announced the call for proposals for the Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme with an aim to get help quickly to voluntary and community organisations in Essex, Southend and Thurrock that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep their vital services running.

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Initially grants of up to £15,000 will be available. Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organisations helping to relieve pressure on public services and those co-ordinating a local community response.

What can be Funded?

Projects that have been established due to an increase in demand as a direct response to the pandemic
Projects that have been changed, or adapted, as a direct response to the pandemic and where additional costs are being incurred
Organisations that have experienced a loss of funding as a direct result of the pandemic including, but not limited to, general fundraising, the need to close services or postpone projects which would normally generate an income
Organisations who have had their operations impacted by the pandemic
Eligibility Criteria
Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations
Constituted organisations and non-registered charities
Community interest companies and community benefit societies
Non-constituted or recently established organisations that can be endorsed by a statutory body, established charity, parochial church council or parish/town council
Parish and Town Councils (if the activity is not deemed part of their statutory duties)
Churches and other religious organisations (if the activity is not deemed to be proselytising)
Partnerships or organisations working collaboratively can apply. The lead applicant would need to be one of the above.
For profit businesses
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