Department for Communities has released £1.5 million to district councils to help citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will come from the Covid-19 Community Support Fund to target need and alleviate poverty by: providing assistance to those at risk due to financial stress; ensuring access to food for those most in need; helping to connect those living alone or in in rural and border areas that are likely to experience greater challenges in accessing services. This £1.5 million is an initial tranche of money with more money to follow.
On 6 August the DFC announced additional funding of £1.75m to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund, for councils to allocate amongst local grassroots voluntary and community sector groups working in three areas: financial need, food support and supporting connectivity.
Fri 15 May 2020