Youth Covid-19 Support Fund - NOW OPEN!
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:40
The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations.
N.B. Sport clubs are not eligible to apply.
It will help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain viable.
This fund will focus on enabling the struggling, but most impactful, youth organisations to continue operating, where they may have scaled back service provision or temporarily closed due to reductions in their income following Covid-19.
This would ensure that young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, have uninterrupted access to services, and could prevent local grassroots organisations from permanent closure.
Costs incurred between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021 that enable the organisation to remain viable, open, reopen or partially reopen, where this represents a value for money approach and where their service delivery is in line with Government Covid-19 guidance. The funding can be applied retrospectively to eligible expenses already incurred during this period that have not been funded by another external source.
A virtual launch event is to be held on Thursday 21 January to provide an overview of the fund and explain the application process.