the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.
One Community Foundation understands the impact that the Coronavirus will have upon communities; personally, financially and in their capacity to be able to support their most vulnerable members. With this in mind, the Foundation, and its donors, have come together to provide a response to the growing emergency. We are keen to make sure that the organisations helping those most affected get the support that they need, so have launched a Coronavirus Emergency Fund in partnership with NET (National Emergencies Trust).
You can apply for up to £1,000, and we aim for the process to take between 5 and 10 days. This is an evolving situtation and the amount of available funds may well increase.
PLEASE NOTE we are prioritising the following groups and activities for immediate relief:
This means that grants need to be awarded to help organisations respond to the immediate needs experienced by groups to the Covid-19 crisis. For example:
SECONDARILY, and if funds allow: Support for organisations that provide support for vulnerable groups to counter the loss of income and fundraising, which can be linked directly to the pandemic.
As you can see below we have relaxed the documentation process for groups who have applied before. You can apply again if your project/activity runs short of funds.
WE AIM TO MAKE PAYMENTS VERY QUICKLY FROM THIS FUND - THEREFORE PLEASE FOLLOW THESE REQUESTS:
IF YOU HAVE APPLIED BEFORE: Only upload a copy of your most recent bank statement
IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO US FOR THE FIRST TIME: We will need a constitution (a copy of the dated and signed document) and your most recent bank statement
IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO US FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HAVE NO BANK STATEMENT: We will require another organisation to hold the funding for you - constitution and bank statement required (from the 'holding' organisation).
Please fill out an application form, by clicking on the link below, and let us know your plans.