If your community, services or organisation are affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, and you receive grant funding from us, we are committed to:
- Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak, and would like to be able to maintain our grant payments to you at originally-agreed levels during this period, so please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;
- Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us wherever possible.
- Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings to ensure your work can continue; and
- Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.
Our office has remained open throughout and we can be contacted on the usual office number or, if there is no response, on 07783 722510. We are open to new applications, whether or not they are a direct response to the pandemic, but please be aware that all applications will be assessed in the light of Covid-19, so do ensure that you tell us how any capital developments or activities you are planning will operate / have relevance within the current environment.