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Gloucester City Recovery Funding

Gloucester City Council recently carried out an intelligence gathering exercise about the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the VCS in Gloucester and set out proposals of how Gloucester City Council can support Gloucester’s VCS in moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having listened to the findings, Gloucester City Councils Recovery Fund is a onetime opportunity for those who might be at risk of financial sustainability and need one off support to adapt their business to the impact of Covid-19. It is aimed primarily at small community groups, grassroots organisations and community centres.

Who can apply:

  • Community or voluntary groups
  • Community Centres

What the money can be used for:

  • Cover lost revenue from premises hire or cancelled fundraising activities
  • IT/Technology
  • Making premises Covid compliant – signage etc
  • Support with adaptations to the way you work 

What we will not fund:

  • Staff costs which create an ongoing funding commitment from the city council

How do you apply:

Please email grants@gloucester.gov.uk detailing who you are, what you do, how much you are applying for and your project plan. We would like you to demonstrate partnership working and include in your application how you plan your recovery coming out of lockdown to demonstrate what adaptations will be made and sustainability. We will also require some detail and evidence of the premises hire who, when etc and income lost over what period.

We would expect you to have exhausted all other funding opportunities both locally and nationally and would ask that you include this in your application.

Maximum amount that can be applied for is £1000

Decisions will be made on a first come first served rolling basis by a panel of officers, senior management and the cabinet member for Communities.

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