BAVO seeking Applications for Comic Relief Local Emergency Fund – United Kingdom
Deadline: 31 July 2020
The Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO) is seeking applications for the Comic Relief Local Emergency Fund to support vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF) model has been used to disseminate this Comic Relief funding. Your VSEF grant is funded by Comic Relief from monies raised from the Big Night In.
The main Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF) is funded by Welsh Government to support vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The VSEF model has been used to disseminate this Comic Relief funding. Your VSEF grant is funded by Comic Relief from monies raised from the Big Night In.
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The fund aims to:
Maintain or increase activities that support the vulnerable during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic; and/or
Ensure third/voluntary sector organisations have the resources needed to deliver vital services for their communities; and/or
Encourage stringent health and safety protocols during all activities that safeguard third/voluntary sector staff, volunteers and beneficiaries.
This can include for example, preparation for re-opening services as lockdown continues to relax, helping organisations to diversify/develop new or improve existing skills, purchase of technology/equipment to support changing service delivery or equipment needed to ensure health & safety protocols are met to protect staff, volunteers and service users.
Comic Relief also want to support projects that also contribute to any or all of their four main themes:
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Children Survive and thrive;
A Safe Place to Be.
Grant funding can be used for smaller capital or revenue expenditure including consumables, the request must fit in with the grant aims.
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The maximum grant you can apply for is up to £5,000.
You are eligible to apply if you are:
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A third/voluntary sector (not-for-profit) organisation and are independent of government, private and public sectors;
A registered charity;
A constituted group;
Any other legally constituted not for profit body, e.g. CIC, CIO;
Using the funding for activities or services benefitting communities in Bridgend County Borough only;
An eligible organisation with its own bank account and at least two unrelated signatories.
For more information, visit https://www.bavo.org.uk/news/grants-of-up-to-5000-available-with-comic-relief-local-emergency-fund