Manchester City Council is launching a Covid-19 Impact Fund available for voluntary sector activity to support mental health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation in Manchester.
Funding aims to increase provision either through the development or refocussing of existing sources of support.
Based on the intelligence, developments and learning from the initial response to Covid-19, (such as the work of the Council and partners on the Central Hub, Food Response, Homelessness, Carers and Covid Health Equity Manchester – communication and engagement) the grant is focused on engaging and supporting VCSE organisations that prioritise support to the following communities impacted by Covid 19:
- Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities
- Disabled people
- LGBTQ+ communities
- North Manchester residents
- Older people (65 years and over)
- Up to £10,000: Grants of up to £10k are available for individual organisation applications.
- Up to £30,000: Grants of up to £30k are available for multiple VCSE organisations working in partnership
- All funding is for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that are based in or predominantly serving Manchester communities and residents.
- Organisations must fall under any one of the following:
- Registered, exempt or excepted charity
- Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
- CIC limited by guarantee
- Charitable company (limited by guarantee)
- Registered charitable industrial and provident society, or charitable cooperative (Bencom)
- Faith group, where the activity is not promoting religion
- Registered Community Amateur Sports Club
- Constituted but unincorporated club or association
- Constituted Tenants and Residents Associations, and Tenant Management Organisations
- Constituted community group
- Please note that for all types of organisation, applicant must have at least three Trustees or Directors.
- Applicants do not need to have an existing or previous funding relationship with MCC in order to apply.
- Applicants can apply as a partnership of voluntary organisations or independently.
- Partnerships will be expected to have an agreement in place that includes (but is not limited to) how they will work together to deliver activities, keep people safe (in terms of health and safety and safeguarding), monitor the work, and pass on funding. We will require evidence of this as part of the due diligence process.
- Lead organisations (the applicant) will be expected to have checked that any partner organisation they are working with is working towards and/or willing to adopt safeguarding, equality and diversity, risk practices, policies and procedures of the lead organisation.
For more information, visit https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/news/covid-impact-fund-mental-health-and-wellbeing-manchester-launches-6th-jan-2021