Deadline: 3 July 2020
Comic Relief and the Community Foundation respond to child hunger in Northern Ireland as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. Through the Children Surviving and Thriving theme £100,000 is being directed towards a No Child Goes Hungry – Community Support Programme.
The programme aims to contribute to community-based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10 who may face food poverty as a result of school closures and/or loss of household income as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Comic Relief believes that every child has the right to the best start in life. One way they do this is to support families with young children, supporting their development through good health and nutrition hence the development of No Child Goes Hungry programme. Grants are available up to £2,000 for constituted community/voluntary organisations providing support in this area.
Priority will be given to small, locally based and local run groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs. Depending on the quality and volume of applications received priority will be given to:
- Those that are new to Comic Relief and/or Community Foundation funding
- Those in geographically underfunded areas
Those with lived experience, where people directly affected by the issues are involved in all.
If applications are received from a number of groups operating in the same geographical area, the Community Foundation reserves the right to contact these groups asking them to develop a more coordinated approach thus enhancing the potential of the fund to reach out to as many communities as possible.
Grant size: Up to £2,500
You must be a locally led and based organisation. This means you are based within the area you are carrying out activities and have local people involved in the running of the organisation. As such we accept applications from the voluntary and community sector including:
- constituted voluntary and community groups
- social enterprises
- community interest companies
- organisations with income levels of £250,000 or below
- Statutory organisations, including schools, universities or hospitals
- Private limited companies
- Unconstituted organisations
- National organisations, unless the application is submitted by a local office with a separate management committee, bank account and governing documents
- Organisations whose purpose is to promote party politics or religion. Your organisation must be inclusive to all at every level of the organisation (from trustees to staff to volunteers and beneficiaries) and this must be reflected in your governance and in practice.
For more information, visit https://communityfoundationni.org/news/comic-relief-supporting-community-foundations-no-child-goes-hungry-community-support-programme/