Funding! Additional Public Health Funding

A limited Public Health COVID 19 emergency fund is available for constituted and non-constituted groups which we work wit, that are providing COVID 19 support and require financial support. This fund will allow community and voluntary sector organisations to apply to public health for limited funding to enable them to maintain the work they have been doing in response to COVID19.

The public health emergency fund will support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding up to a maximum value of £2,000 for constituted groups and £250 for non-constituted groups, to allow them to play a key role in the local response. Organisations will be eligible to receive funding if they meet the criteria below:

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • not have an existing contractual agreement in place with the Public Health department 
  • be supporting the response to COVID19
  • be known to the public health team through previous partnership working, be known to the Council's community response unit, or be known  to the network of district forum that support the work of the community response unit
  • provide a minimum level of detail, including geographic area covered, contact details for lead individual, and bank details for transfer of funding

Any proposed ise of the emergency funding must be linked to and existing Public Health work programme/theme, for example to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, increase social connectedness, or to prevent demand on statutory services.

To apply for emergency funding, organisations will need to return the attached application form to the Assistant Director of Public Health giving details of the funding they require, it's purpose, and confirmation that they meet the eligibility criteria.


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