Small environmental and community charities could claim up to £1,000 in grant funding through the new Together Fund, it has been revealed.
Launched in collaboration with Virgin Media O2, the £500,000 fund aims to support local projects in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the scheme provider, non-repayable grants of £1,000 will be given to registered charities with environmental and community belonging projects, such as those that are:
- Reducing loneliness and isolation, while promoting a sense of community belonging; or
- Inspiring positive action to enhance and protect the local environment.
Applicants should also have a turnover of less than £1 million and be able to report back on the social impact of the donation within “timescales provided”.
Commenting on the launch of the scheme, Reverend Nick Baines, chair of the Together Initiative, said: “This new Together Fund is wonderful and will help equip and empower local organisations to harness and build on the surge in community spirit we’ve seen throughout the pandemic – particularly as they celebrate Thank You Day on 4 July.
“As we emerge from lockdown, we have a unique opportunity to create kinder, closer and more connected communities, and we are thrilled that Virgin Media O2 is able to support the Together Coalition to make this a reality.”
The scheme will close to new applications at midnight, Monday 14 June, so do not hesitate. The full eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply can be found here.
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