Grants to support activities and services for vulnerable people

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:44

Grants to support activities and services for vulnerable people

South Derbyshire CVS are working alongside the Police Crime Commissioner to promote and support voluntary/community organisations with accessing up to £1,000 so if you would like to apply please email LizG@sdcvs.org.uk for an application form. Here are some examples of projects that could be funded:

  • Projects from the following list who are wishing to prevent victimisation, repeat victimisation or create safer local community outcomes – local residents' groups, self-help or support groups working with vulnerable people, youth groups, village halls and community centres, mental health groups, user-led organisations representing and supporting people with specific protected characteristics (such as disabled people's groups, BAME community groups, LGBTQ groups)
  • Diversionary activities and support for young people, particularly those who are most vulnerable to becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime due to their family or life circumstances, people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, or mental health conditions or with a history of or vulnerability to substance misuse
  • support services, advice or self-help groups and services offering emotional, practical, and other support to particular vulnerable groups, either on-line, by telephone or appropriately social distanced face to face support.
  • projects which support and encourage target groups of vulnerable people who have lost their jobs or lost income as a result of the pandemic to get back into work, training opportunities or other programmes.
  • groups which have had to close facilities or put services/activities on hold during lockdown, who need a small amount of additional resource to enable them to re-open safely or deliver services in new ways e.g., protective equipment, barriers/screens, and IT software
  • activities to ensure vulnerable people have access to reliable, accurate information and are able to access support services – including those who are digitally excluded or who face barriers due, for example, to their disability, health condition, language barriers making them more vulnerable to becoming victims of crime or Anti-social behaviour

South Derbyshire are also offering an awareness session on Friday 22 January 2021 starting at 10.00am on Microsoft teams.

The session will cover:

  • The criteria for applying
  • The types of people/projects that could be considered for funding
  • Some hints and tips on completing the application form

To book a place contact Liz Gumbley – LizG@sdcvs.org.uk

This grant opportunity is also available across Derbyshire. CVSs in other districts are also running online support sessions. Click here to see the links to other districts.

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