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Covid-19 Support Fund - Applications now open

06 July 2020

Applications are now open for the Rothschild Foundation’s Covid-19 Support Fund.

The Fund aims to support organisations who have been adversely affected by Covid-19 and those who have experienced significant increased demand for their service to navigate through the next six months. This includes directly addressing  the needs of communities that have intensified during the crisis, such as mental health and social isolation, as well as sectors that the Foundation holds dear and that are  an important part of the rebuilding process such as culture and the environment.

The Fund will focus on responding to the needs of third sector organisations in order to ensure that they are able to continue to support our local communities now and in the future. We anticipate supporting a range of activity such as cash-flow support, service design and workplace adaptations as well as new and adapted services in response to emerging need.

The Covid-19 Support Fund represents the next phase of the Foundation’s support during the crisis. It builds on the grants we made within the initial months of the crisis which were aimed at addressing acute needs of communities such as food shortage, emergency accommodation for those who are homeless and targeted support for deprived wards within the county.  We also made a contribution to the National Emergencies Trust (NET) appeal, distributed in the county by Heart of Bucks. The Foundation also bolstered Buckinghamshire Council’s crisis fund.

Further details about the fund and a link to the online application form can be found on the Covid-19 Support page of our website.