Voluntary & Community Sector COVID-19 Recovery Grant Scheme

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

The Council is introducing a one-off community recovery grant scheme to support local voluntary groups with re-opening costs. The funding can be used to purchase PPE, COVID signage, hand sanitiser, cleansing materials etc.

Information & Criteria:

  • This is a one-off grant (maximum of £300 per organisation).
  • The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.
  • Successful grants will be issued on a first come first served basis, as funding allows.
  • We expect there will be a high level of applications to this fund; therefore the financial position of organisations will be taken into consideration as part of the decision-making process.
  • This grant scheme replaces the Community Engagement Forum Grant covering this financial year (2020/21).
  • The funding can be used to assist with re-opening support costs (e.g. PPE, COVID signage, hand sanitiser, cleansing materials etc) but will not support ‘every day’ expenditure such as rent or room hire.
  • Groups applying for funding must be constituted.
  • Grants cannot be awarded retrospectively.
  • The scheme is unable to accept applications from educational establishments or commercial organisations.
  • Oadby and Wigston Borough Council cannot be held responsible for matters legal or otherwise associated with the delivery of your service or funding received. Any relevant legislation that may be associated with your application, including health and safety and vulnerable adult or child protection to deliver your service, must be implemented by your group.
  • Your group must ensure all relevant insurance cover is in place in order to deliver your service, before applying for funding.
  • Funding received must be returned to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council if you are unable to use the grant in line with the information contained within your application form.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their request for funding within 10 working days.
  • All successful applications will be required to complete a monitoring and evaluation form.

You can complete an online form here: https://myaccount.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/en/service/VCS_Recovery_Grant_Scheme