South and Vale District Councils are offering two new funding opportunities that could offer additional financial support to you and your communities as we follow the roadmap out of lockdown.
Covid-19 Support Grant Scheme
The Covid-19 Support Grant offers support to households who are particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
If a resident cannot afford food for themselves or their families, or are struggling to pay utility bills, this scheme can help. We are working with advice agencies across the districts, to provide a holistic package of advice combined with practical support in the form of supermarket voucher, top up fuel vouchers and direct payment of bills.
Anyone who is struggling is urged to contact: Vale Community Impact 01235 765348 (Vale residents only); Citizen’s Advice 0808 278 7907 (South and Vale residents)
This grant scheme will be available until 20 June 2021 or until all funds are spent.
Transportation Grant Scheme
The Transportation Grant Scheme is all about supporting our communities to stay safe on the road to Covid-19 recovery by offering financial assistance towards Covid-19 safe transportation costs.
Voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply if they offer transportation or arrange transportation for vulnerable residents or have transportation costs associated with the work to support residents e.g. food and medication delivery.
Community Hub Support
Finally, just a reminder that South and Vale’s team is on hand to answer any Covid-19 support and recovery questions and connect residents with local voluntary groups and organisations who can help with shopping, prescription collections and friendly phone calls if they are feeling isolated.
Our contact details are: 01235 422600/ [email protected]