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Berkhamsted Town Council Grant Application Form Covid 19 Community Support

Background information and available funds: Berkhamsted Town Council is committed to supporting initiatives in the Town that are there to support our community during the Covid19 pandemic. How this might be achieved was discussed at a virtual town council meeting held on 30 March 2020. At the meeting an initial budget of £1,400 was allocated immediately to Age UK Dacorum, who will be broadening their age criteria for the emergency. Age UK Dacorum are working through volunteer groups and organisations to provide low level needs for people affected by isolation. At the end of March work was still in its early days and the key organisations involved in discussions, in addition to Age UK Dacorum, were Open Door, the Berkhamsted Community Facebook Group, and Berkhamsted District Chamber of Commerce. A further £3,600 of funding was also agreed that the group can ask to draw upon going forward as the situation regarding demand and services crystallised.

In addition, and as a separate but linked initiative to the above, a £15,000 earmarked reserves fund has been created. Funding from this reserve could be made available to volunteering organisations, groups or charities serving the people of Berkhamsted to mitigate the impact of the current crisis (including its aftermath). £15,000 is the total amount available and would cover a number of separate applications. The Town Council agreed that such applications should be made to the Town Clerk and include details of the service(s) offered, safeguarding measures, other funding applied for, project plan and financial controls. On receipt of an application the Town Clerk would contact all members of the Finance &Policy Committee for consideration and authorisation of such applications.

Who can apply and how Any organisation, group or charity providing a service that will help the people of Berkhamsted through the current crisis and who wish to apply for some funds should make such applications to the Town Clerk (Janet Mason) by completing the attached application form and returning it via e-mail to: townclerk@berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk;

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:48 by Town Warden

Tags: Coronavirus, Grant