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Published: Friday, 24th April 2020

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is providing funding to support voluntary and community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

There will be £150,000 in total funding, with £75,000 provided by the Council and £75,000 by Greenwich Charitable Trust, the borough's NHS charity. The Council’s funding will be used to particularly support organisations working to alleviate food poverty during the crisis. 

The grants will be distributed by METRO GAVS, which supports the voluntary, community and faith sector in Royal Greenwich. 

Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Cllr Danny Thorpe, said: 

"The response from our borough's voluntary and community sector to the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredible, and we want to help them do even more. Our Community Hub has had over 20,000 calls from residents needing support, and it's clear that some people are really struggling to put food on the table. That's why we're providing extra funding to help alleviate food poverty during this crisis." 

Grants of between £5000 - £10,000 can be applied for in three areas:  

  • Supporting voluntary and community organisations in financial difficulty that are key to the health and wellbeing of the local community. 

  • Supporting voluntary and community organisations to adapt services to support people around health and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

  • Supporting voluntary and community organisations tackling poverty and food poverty in the local community caused by the effects of COVID-19. 

Click here to apply