Aims/priorities: In response to the current crisis the Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support for local good causes, community groups and charities who are responding to some of the most worrying impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many charities and organisations are suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic - incomes have fallen, demand has risen. In particular, they know that providing the basics including food has become a challenge for many people. Isolation and lack of access to normal services means that mental health and wellbeing is a growing concern. They particularly welcome applications from organisations that are meeting needs in these areas.
Who can apply? Local good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises, including Community Interest Companies (CIC), are eligible to apply. The applicant must be a full member of Central England Co-operative.
Grant amount: Between £100 and £5,000
Application process: Applications can be found on the funders website.
Deadline: 31 October 2020
Website address: www.centralengland.coop/community-covid