Guide East Devon Business Coronavirus Update w/e March 27, 2020

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7. Devon County Council's new community fund

Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus.

Grants are available for applications of UNDER £500 for community-led schemes, for small things that can safely address Coronavirus issues, including:

  • Safe deliveries of essential goods and services to those who are vulnerable, such as foods and medicines.
  • Support for accessing online information and services
  • Virtual support groups to help people to stay connected and informed and to maintain and support mental health and wellbeing
  • Transport related initiatives that support safe community responses to the outbreak.  

Applications are accepted from constituted and not-for-private-profit Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations, Town and Parish Councils, charities or businesses, or a combination of such groups working together

For more information, email COVID19FUND@devon.gov.uk and mark your email SUPPORT in the subject line. The application form can be accessed online here: devon.gov.uk/document/covid-19-prompt-action-fund/