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DCC Public Health Covid19 Fund

The Public Health COVID19 Fund has been established to support voluntary and community sector organisations and groups in improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of Derbyshire during the ongoing pandemic.  

The response to the COVID19 pandemic has seen many community and voluntary sector organisations and groups across Derbyshire working to ensure the needs of local residents are met.   In addition, national guidance on shielding, social isolation and social distancing has required organisations and groups to quickly adapt to work in new and innovative ways, while also meeting an increase in demand for support. 

Constituted organisations and groups can apply for up to £2,000 in funding, and non-constituted organisations and groups up to £250.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • not have an existing contractual agreement in place with the Public Health department 
  • be supporting the response to COVID19
  • be known to the Public Health team through previous partnership working, be known to the Councilís Community Response Unit, or be known to the network of District Forums that support the work of the Community Response Unit
  • provide a minimum level of detail, including geographic area covered, contact details for lead individual, and bank details for transfer of funding

Any proposed use of the Emergency Funding must be linked to an existing Public Health work programme/theme, for example to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, increase social connectedness, or to prevent demand on statutory services.  

To apply for Emergency Funding, organisations will need to return the application form to the Assistant Director of Public Health giving details of the funding required, its purpose, and confirmation that they meet the eligibility criteria. 

Application forms to be returned by email only to: Iain.Little@derbyshire.gov.uk and Sue.Rattigan@derbyshire.gov.uk

Public Health Covid19 Fund Application Form

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