Fullabrook CIC have developed a package of support for not-for-profit voluntary and community groups, and pop-up groups supporting residents of the 13 parishes of their area of benefit during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you or someone you know is delivering emergency support for people living in the parishes of Ashford, Berrynarbor, Bittadon, Braunton, East Down, Georgeham, Heanton Punchardon, Ilfracombe, Marwood, Mortehoe, Shirwell, West Down, and West Pilton during this time, you may be apply for funding to support this activity.  

By adapting two of our grant schemes we are able to offer the following support:

Very Small grants up to £250 for projects or services that are providing direct emergency support to those living in the 13 parishes listed above. This may include:

  • shopping for the isolated
  • providing hot meals, emergency food parcels or other support for the vulnerable
  • collecting and delivering prescriptions and medication
  • resources and activities that support families isolated at home during school closures
  • resources and activities that support those with vulnerable mental health that are negatively impacted by social isolation
  • other – this list is not exhaustive, and we are keen to hear about how you are responding to this crisis, in your community. Please tell us how we can help you

Note

  • We are unable to provide financial support to individuals in need. We are only able to provide funding to organised groups of people who are supporting individuals in the community through organised community action projects
  • New groups, pop-up groups, and resident schemes are able to apply for this funding. You do not need to be a formally constituted group to apply. If you are unsure, please contact us for guidance

Small grants up to £1,000  for projects or services that are providing direct emergency support to those living in the 13 parishes listed above. This may include any of the activities listed above, plus:

  • Projects that will support the resumption of ‘normal life’ when the virus recedes, and support your community to bounce back. This may include:
    • Running costs or set-up costs for an event or celebration that brings your community back together
    • Start-up costs for new projects or new activities that will enable people to socialise again after the virus
    • Activities that will support people with poor mental health as a result of extended social isolation
  • Overheads and running costs - we expect that some not-for-profit organisations will struggle over the coming months as they lose income, and are unable to fundraise, but still have overheads and running costs to meet. If you can evidence that your organisation is ordinarily financially robust, and have a clear plan to restart your service/s and return to financial sustainability we are able to consider a ‘support’ grant that will help you meet overhead or running costs in the interim
  • Other activities – this list is not exhaustive, and we are keen to hear about how you are responding to this crisis in your community

Note

  • Existing grant holders can apply, and our normal 12 month rule is waived for this grant scheme if appropriate
  • Applicants for this grant scheme up to £1,000 must provide a copy of their constitution, which clearly shows that they are a not-for-profit organisation, and their latest set of accounts
  • A quote is not required, but we do expect you to have a project plan and a project budget

All applicants for emergency funding must be able to evidence that their project is directly supporting residents of the 13 parishes in our area of benefit. We regret we are unable to support communities outside of this area with this emergency funding. Please contact North Devon Council grants team to find out what other support might be available.

Application forms for both schemes are attached. We are operating a fast-track decision-making system, so are able to make a quick funding decision, and aim to be able to give you an answer within a week, hopefully less. Please share this information to help us reach as many people as possible within the Fullabrook CIC area of benefit and if you have any questions feel free to contact us by email admin@fullabrook-cic.org   

If you are a teacher at a school within our area of benefit, we have altered our schools fund to help support home learning, so please forward this email to your senior leadership team.

Please remember, that this applies only to activities that are supporting our community in the current COVID-19 crisis. Applications for ‘business as usual’ type activities should be submitted on our normal application forms. If you are a current grant holder and are concerned that you may not be able to complete your project within the specified time frame, please get in touch.