What is the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund?
The Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund (DCRRF) was set up in March 2020 to support local charities and community organisations across Devon who are supporting vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
This continues to be a changing situation and as a result of the new lockdown measures imposed in January 2021 we have now re-opened the fund.
Who can apply to the fund?
Small charities or community organisations based in Devon who are supporting vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
To read more about the types of organisations and activities supported by this fund please read our DCRRF Fund Criteria.
Can individuals apply to the fund?
We understand the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on individuals and families. Our fund has been set up to support charitable organisations that can help people most affected. We are not providing grants directly to individuals or families.
If you are worried about money or other issues, Citzens Advice have some advice on their website here.
Can businesses apply to the fund?
We understand the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on local business. Our fund has been set up to support charitable organisations that can help people most affected. We are not providing grants directly to businesses.
If you are worried about money or other issues, we recommend you contact the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce for advice.
How much can I apply for?
We are not setting a maximum amount that you can apply for but the following guidelines should be considered:
- The grant period will be for a maximum of 6 months from the date the grant is awarded, with all grant spending to be completed by 30th September 2021
- Please tell us the least amount of funding you need in order to help make funds go as far as possible
- Each application will be considered on an individual basis and in light of what funding is available at the point of receipt
- Bear in mind that we are expecting to receive a high number of applications and may only be able to part fund your project or not fund it at all
Is there an application deadline?
Applications will be invited for as long as there is funding available. We will publicise when the fund is going to close via our website and social media and will give those who have applications in progress time to complete their applications.
How do I apply?
Please read our full Fund Criteria to ensure you are eligible to apply.
We also ask that you have read and fully understand our Terms and Conditions. You will be required to tick a box to confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.
Only then should you complete our application form together with the supporting documentation required.
What documents do I need to provide?
This will vary depending on whether or not you have been funded by us before.
In either case, please read our full fund criteria to find out what documentation is required.
If I am successful, how long will it take to receive funds?
Eligible applications will be reviewed by a Grant Panel on a regular basis, with an aim to notify decisions by email as soon as possible and within 3 weeks of receipt of the application.
Grant payments will be made within 7 days of notification of approved applications.
Where can my group go for extra support?
We recommend signing up to receive our funding newsletter which contains news of our own funding activities as well as opportunities to apply to other external funders.
If you are providing emergency food provision for households with children in Devon you may be eligible for our Community Food Programme: Winter Support Grant Fund. Details for this fund can be found here.
A series of frequently asked questions about the fund and the application process can be found here.
If you have any questions that aren't answered here please contact our Grants Team by email. The team is very busy at the moment, but we will respond to your email as soon as we can. Please note that this email is only monitored during normal working hours, Monday to Thursday.