East Herts Council offers boost to voluntary and community sector
Published 24th June 2021
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East Herts Council is pleased to launch a new Community Covid 19 Recovery Fund 2021.

Up to £7,500 is available and the Community COVID-19 Recovery Grant is specifically set up to support community, voluntary, arts and sporting organisations which benefit the residents of East Hertfordshire. Applications focused in areas of deprivation or supporting vulnerable groups will be considered first.

To apply for a Community COVID-19 Recovery Grant, organisations must show they have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, lockdown and restrictions on social interaction.

The aim of the fund is to ensure the voluntary and community sector remains viable and sustainable whilst delivering support to residents who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This support could be in any number of ways; however you must show how your organisation was and is part of containing Coronavirus and preventing the disease from impacting our residents and communities for your application to be considered for funding.

Councillor Jonathan Kaye, executive member for communities at EHDC said, “Without the help of volunteers in East Herts, hundreds of people would have felt more isolated than most of us have felt over the past year or so. 

This essential work, not only to provide meals, but also to act as a link between vulnerable people living on their own and the rest of the community has been so important. That is why East Herts Council has gone the extra mile to help these groups and organisations get back on track.”

Eligible costs include rent, rates, insurance, PPE and other COVID-19 compliant infrastructure required by the partners to continue to provide their services.  

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday 2 August 2021. Find out more details about the grant, eligibility and how to apply.