Groups urged to apply for funding for those needing food and financial aid
Voluntary and community organisations such as foodbanks in West Oxfordshire are being encouraged to apply for a special grant to help tackle the effects of Coronavirus on the most vulnerable.
The Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies will provide sums of up to £5,000 to support work that relieves hardship and helps those in need gain access to essential food supplies.
Also eligible are groups providing advice and information to economically disadvantaged residents to help them access benefits and the longer term support they may need.
Applications for grants will remain open until 31 March 2021 but it is anticipated funds will be spent by 31 October.
Cllr Michele Mead, Cabinet Member for Community and Public Health at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We know that even though lockdown is over, many people continue to struggle with finding enough food and cash.
“The Council is here to help support these groups and we encourage them to apply for funding as soon as possible.”
For more information, see www.westoxon.gov.uk/communities-and-leisure/coronavirus-community-support/
For an application form email [email protected] or call 01993 861000 referencing the grant.