New Rural Response Emergency Grants - Mid April Deadline
Grants of up to £2,500 (inclusive of VAT) are being made available to support not-for-profit organisations operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland if they are:
Providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals.
Providing support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Assisting rural or farming communities to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The grants will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural business and rural communities to cope with the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19). This many include but is not limited to:
Fuel costs for grocery and prescription delivery from rural community shops, pubs, and hubs.
Costs associated with emergency support by farm and agricultural support groups.
Rural food banks and food delivery.
The funding is intended to cover additional costs generated as a result of the response to the coronavirus. Grants could be used for core costs when current income has been lost as a result of the coronavirus, or additional wage costs, or petrol/delivery costs, etc.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon 15 April 2020.