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High Peak CVS 2nd Funding Update November 2020

High Peak Connect COVID 19 Support Grant
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Vulnerability Fund
DCC COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Aviva Community Fund
Buttle Covid 19 Response Fund
UK Youth Announces £2million COVID Relief Fund
ASDA Foundation - Feeding Communities Grant

High Peak Connect COVID 19 Support Grant

The High Peak Connect COVID 19 Support Grant is a small grant scheme funded by the Health and Wellbeing Partnership for High Peak and managed by High Peak CVS. It aims to support new groups that have responded to the current COVID 19 pandemic or existing groups that have been directly impacted by the Coronavirus. 

Applications can be made by any voluntary / community group or local people within High Peak who have come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community during the pandemic.  Applications that support the following High Peak Connect focus areas will be prioritised but all applications will be considered;

  • Supporting expectant or new families
  • Supporting mental health and wellbeing
  • Supporting children and young people 

Grants of up to £500 are available.  Consideration will be given to requests for help with core costs and operational expenditure where evidence shows this will aid the longer term sustainability of the group. 

Pre- application advice and the application form / application guidance is available from High Peak CVS.

Deadline – none

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Vulnerability Fund 

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for families and communities to address vulnerability in recognition that the PCC has a role in tackling wider social issues as they impact on crime and community safety. This could include issues arising from the current COVID 19 pandemic, which has brought many community challenges, but the fund is not limited to this.  People may be living with or having to tolerate the effects of crime or anti-social behaviour in their community and this fund exists to provide the help that they need.

The focus of the PCC’s Vulnerability Fund is on policing and crime, community safety and helping to create safer and stronger communities. Applications should consider alignment to the Police and Crime Plan priorities and broader community safety objectives in local communities. Consideration may be given to contributing to broader health and social care programmes but only where match funding is already agreed from other partners and there are linked crime and policing-related outcomes which make individuals or communities safer and stronger. 

In principle, the Commissioner will be looking for projects:

  • That help individuals to live safely and without fear of crime in their homes;
  • which empower the local community to tackle problems in their neighbourhood areas;
  • are organised by (and involving) community/neighbourhood groups;
  • can demonstrate that they can make a difference to local communities;
  • that take a new and sustainable approach to tackling long term problems;
  • that foster good relations between partner agencies and communities and do not work in isolation.

In taking decisions to fund particular projects or proposals the PCC will look for: 

  • Partnership and intelligence available at the local level – this may include a joint assessment between local CVS organisations, local policing teams, community safety partnerships, local NHW organisations and other statutory and voluntary provision – avoiding duplication.
  • Practical solutions to preventing crime and maintaining safer and stronger communities.
  • Target hardening and implementation of local security measures – both on an individual household basis and for local non-profit making groups/organisations.
  • Signposting and connecting to other sources of appropriate local service through the CVS network – existing support groups – avoiding duplication.
  • Evidence that people are coming together to form new local community groups wherever possible. 

The types of people/projects the PCC may consider funding:

  • Where there are crime related risks or vulnerabilities such as increased likelihood of victimisation - those who are unable to go out due to age, frailty, poor health, mobility issues or mental health conditions. E.g. Practical solutions to make individuals feel safer in their own homes – target hardening – Trusted traders, local handyman schemes, crime prevention advice. Initiatives or services that would prevent individuals from becoming either a victim of / or perpetrator of crime
  • Support for vulnerable people coming out of lockdown, who face practical barriers, lack confidence, or are afraid, or whose conditions have been made worse due to reduced activity/mobility, to support and help them engage with the outside world and the ‘new normal’. We would be looking for practical solutions where there is a gap in service or where local groups are struggling financially to continue to provide initiatives or services that would prevent individuals from becoming either a victim of / or perpetrator of crime.
  • Support services, advice or self-help groups and services offering emotional, practical and other support to particular vulnerable groups, either online, by telephone or appropriately social distanced face to face support. The focus should be on reduced likelihood of individuals or communities becoming victims or perpetrators of crime or on broader community safety outcomes.
  • Projects which support and encourage target groups of vulnerable people who have lost their jobs or lost income as a result of the pandemic to get back into work, training opportunities or other programmes which minimise the risk of victimisation or involvement in crime, where there is a demonstrable link to crime reduction and improved community safety outcomes. 
  • Activities to ensure vulnerable people have access to reliable, accurate information and are able to access support services – including those who are digitally excluded or who face barriers due, for example, to their disability, health condition, language barriers making them more vulnerable to becoming victims of crime or Anti-social behaviour.
  • Groups offering positive social, leisure, artistic, cultural, spiritual or physical activities which enable people to make positive use of their time and bring them together remotely or in appropriately socially distanced ways to prevent individuals from becoming either a victim of / or perpetrator of crime.
  • Groups which have had to close facilities or put services/activities on hold during lockdown, who need a small amount of additional resource to enable them to reopen safely or deliver services in new ways – for example protective equipment, barriers/screens, IT equipment or software or mobile phones. We will want evidence of community safety outcomes or how this will benefit people from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime.
  • Diversionary activities and support for young people, particularly those who are most vulnerable to becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime, due to their family or life circumstances; people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or mental health conditions, or with a history of or vulnerability to substance misuse;
  • Projects from the following list who are wishing to prevent victimisation, repeat victimisation or create safer local community outcomes - local residents’ groups, self-help or support groups working with vulnerable people, youth groups, village halls and community centres, mental health groups, user-led organisations representing and supporting people with specific protected characteristics (such as disabled people’s groups, BAME community groups, LGBTQ groups). 

The fund:

  • is Derbyshire-wide including the City
  • can be used for meeting capital or revenue costs 
  • is available to the Voluntary and community sectors, charities and non-profit making associations on behalf of the individuals and communities they work with.  

The Fund will be administered in 2 ways: small grants of up to £1000) are being distributed through the CVS organisations in each locality so High Peak based groups wishing to apply for under £1K should contact 

Larger grants between £1,001 and £25,000 are being administered by the office of the Police and Crime commissioner.

Deadline February 2021

DCC COVID-19 Emergency Fund

An extra £50,000 is being allocated to groups in Derbyshire who are supporting local communities during the coronavirus pandemic. The money will be available to local community groups via the Public Health COVID-19 fund which was set up in June 2020.

This money will be allocated to a number of local Derbyshire organisations who have supported the health and wellbeing of local residents, including some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding to allow them to continue to play a key role in the local response to COVID-19.

Organisations able to apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund include both formally constituted and non-constituted organisations.  Organisations with an existing contractual arrangement in place with the Public Health department should contact a member of the Public Health department initially to determine whether they would be eligible to apply.

Individuals, schools, local government departments, statutory bodies such as the police and the NHS, and organisations that make a profit are all ineligible for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

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 COVID-19
  • be known to the Public Health team through previous partnership working, be known to our 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.

Grant amounts are;

  • Formally constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £2,000.
  • Non-constituted organisations can apply for a maximum of £250.

To make an application to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund contact: or

Deadline -  Applications are reviewed on a regular basis. No date has been set for closing the fund, but we would recommend that organisations submit their application as soon as possible.

Aviva Community Fund

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. Applications are open on a continuous basis and are reviewed every three months. 

Grant Amounts – up to £50K 

Deadline: 19 January 2021

Buttle Covid 19 Response Fund

This is a new COVID-19 Response fund from Buttle UK of £5m for up to £2,000 per family to support children who’ve had a crisis situation and are in financial hardship.  There’s no definitions on those, but they are happy to take questions and applications from support organisations up to the end of March 2021.

Deadline end of March 2021

UK Youth Announces £2million COVID Relief Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 to be awarded to Small Youth Organisations based in England which have been hardest hit by the impact of Covid .

UK Youth announced that it has secured £2,000,000 in funding to support small youth organisations who have not had access to the crisis funding they require to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief is funded through the DCMS Community Match Challenge scheme, with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Pears Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation as part of the Government’s £750m charities package.

The grants are available to organisations that have lost funding, face the threat of closure, or had to reduce delivery or services supporting young people, and will directly support young people. Awarded organisations can use the funds to cover staff salaries, project running costs, organisational development and goods and equipment which supports delivery.

Organisations which are based and deliver work in England, with a turnover of less than £250,000, will be eligible to apply for grants of up to £50,0000 to ensure the fund can reach as many organisations as possible.

Deadline  The application process will be open until midday on 25th November.

ASDA Foundation - Feeding Communities Grant

Priorities: In response to coronavirus/COVID-19, the Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant scheme. The funding is to be used to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. This includes individuals, families, meals at children's healthy holiday clubs.  The grants can support the following:

  • Food parcel for a family/individual
  • Christmas Hamper (food only)
  • School Holiday Clubs (food only)
  • Soup kitchen/homeless centre (food only)
  • Christmas meal deliver or collection
  • Local Community Centre providing meal deliveries

Who can apply: Applications are accepted from not-for-profit registered charities, registered not-for-profit companies, community interest companies and unincorporated clubs or associations in the UK.

Grant amount: Up to £1,000.

Deadline: Sunday 6 December 2020.

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