Covid-19 Information Grants, round 2 now open

Funding news

Protecting your community from Covid-19

  • Has the community you work with been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Could your organisation act as a trusted source of public health information?

Covid Information Grants are for VCS organisations in City and Hackney to give out accurate information to the local community about keeping safe during the pandemic. This includes informing people about how to get a test at home or at a testing centre and what to do if a test result is positive. It also includes providing accurate and up to date information about the Covid-19 vaccines.

Grants are prioritised for organisations working with communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19, or where there are barriers to understanding Public Health information.

Grant holders will have regular meetings with the local Public Health team, and will have staff or volunteers trained to be local experts.

Priority communities
After Round 1, there are some gaps in provision, which we are keen to address in Round 2. In particular, we are keen to fund organisations working with:

  • People from Black African heritage communities
  • People from Black Caribbean heritage communities
  • People from Bangledeshi communities
  • People with sensory disabilities
  • People with learning disabilities

Applications for projects serving other communities are also welcome.

The grants
Grants will be offered at 2 levels – Messenger Grants of up to £7.5k and Contact Point Grants of up to £15k.

Deadline: 11am on Thursday 11 March

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