Devon Community Foundation has set up the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to raise funds for local charitable groups that are supporting the most vulnerable people affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.
Through the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, we will support local charities and community organisations across Devon in two stages: response, then recovery.
In the response stage, we will get extra money to organisations that we know are supporting vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
In the recovery stage, we will fund a wider group of local charities and community organisations whose operations and finances have been affected so they can recover and continue their activities once the outbreak eases.
We will work to make sure the fund reaches the communities that need the most support. We are in touch with local charity umbrella bodies and front-line organisations to see what’s needed and how funds can be spent. From our 28 years’ plus experience, we know a lot of these organisations and so will quickly be able to assist them. We expect the first wave of funding will go to organisations working with older people who are likely to be most seriously affected by social isolation and illness caused by the virus.
We are aware that many people and businesses will be struggling financially. However, if you are able and would like to donate to the Fund, please click here.
This Fund is dedicated to Devon. A national appeal has also been launched and the National Emergencies Trust will distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations, including community foundations. If you wish to support the national appeal, please click here.
The Fund will also provide a focus for charitable trusts, companies and other organisations wishing to work with us to coordinate the support to our communities.
The story so far...
To read about some of groups and work the fund has supported so far and where, please click here.
Looking for funding?
Applications to our emergency fund are now open. Please click here to find out all you need to know to apply.
Please visit our Funding Support page for information on other outside grants available.