Information from Stirling Council Community Development Team
The Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership has launched a new grants programme, distributing funds to support communities and people affected by COVID-19 outside of hospital.
The Forth Valley Covid-19 Partnership consists of the NHS Forth Valley Endowment Fund (better known as Forth Valley Giving), the three Third Sector Interfaces (CVS Falkirk, SVE and CTSI), and both Health and Social Care Partnerships operating in the Forth Valley.
Together they will oversee the new Community Partnership Grants Programme, which will distribute £126,000 of local grants, and is open to any registered charity, community interest company (CIC), community or voluntary group with a bank account delivering services in the Forth Valley area.
The grants are only open to organisations offering support to the following types of work:
- support for unpaid carers
- people affected by drugs and alcohol
- people isolated and lonely
- groups helping with wellbeing and mental health community support
- suicide prevention
- bereavement and end of life support
Phase One will offer seven grants up to £15,000 each, with Phase Two offering small (up to £2,000) and micro grants (up to £1,000).
The closing date for Phase One is Monday 1st February. The launch of Phase Two will start on Tuesday 2nd February and close on Friday 26th February.