The overall aim of the Cheshire and Warrington Pandemic Recovery Grants Programme, is to fund local voluntary and community organisations, working with the most vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic, during the phased recovery period – and beyond.
Priority will be given to funding organisations who can demonstrate they are reaching the most vulnerable or at greatest risk of ongoing negative social, health or economic impacts.
- support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people of all ages, to ensure that their mental health and wellbeing is improved, as they reintegrate into their communities after long periods of self-isolation.
- need to adapt and develop or enhance their services, to meet the needs of vulnerable people affected by the pandemic, during the recovery period.
- are working to combat hardship including economic, social or health impacts caused by the pandemic.
- are supporting people or communities who have been disproportionately affected. We know that the pandemic has had a disproportionately negative impact on people and communities, including black and minority ethnic communities.
Who Can Apply
Both charities and social enterprises/CIC’s can apply (if there are a minimum of 3 unrelated directors and an asset lock on dissolution).
Grants available are from £3,000 to £15,000 (with a typical grant size of £7500). Grants up to £15,000 will be awarded for strategic, coordinated partnership activity. There will be a separate pandemic recovery grants programme aimed at smaller charitable organisations for shorter term grants, up to £3000, that will run alongside this grants programme with applications processed on an ongoing basis.
How to apply
Go to the ‘Am I Eligible’ page of our website to find out whether your organisation is able to apply for a CCF grant. When you have confirmed your eligibility, click on the Apply Now button below. The Grant Making Principles and Pandemic Recovery Programme Guidance are there to help you prepare your application.
Midnight on 26 April 2021
- We expect to notify participants in early July 2021