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Charities and voluntary groups helping people in Gedling borough through coronavirus crisis are urged to apply for emergency council funding

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Charities, voluntary groups and parish councils across Gedling borough helping people through the coronavirus crisis are being invited to apply for their share of a £1m emergency council funding pot.

Nottinghamshire County Council, who have set up the fund, are keen to hear from groups in Gedling borough where fewer applications have been made compared to the rest of the county.

The £1m Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund forms part of the Nottinghamshire County Council’s response to support communities during the coronavirus outbreak.   

It is designed to support established local charities and voluntary groups, including faith-based organisations, as well as parish councils taking an active role in responding to urgent needs for vulnerable people in the county.

More than £300,000 worth of funding has already been allocated to 104 groups around the county.

These fast-tracked grants are helping with the additional costs of delivering essential local support to those most affected by this public health emergency, such as collecting and delivering food and medicines for people who are self-isolating and people who can’t leave their homes.

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APPEAL: Cllr Kay Cutts wants more groups in Gedling to apply for funding

Nottinghamshire County Council Leader, Cllr Kay Cutts, said: “Nottinghamshire continues to work together to support those most affected.

“We know that for many groups, including many parish and town councils acting as umbrella organisations for smaller groups, extra costs will be incurred, which is what is fund is intended for.

“We are working through applications as fast as possible, but have noticed that we have had fewer eligible applications coming in from areas such as Gedling.

“We are also keen that more county-wide organisations – whose work is benefitting residents across Nottinghamshire – also apply to the Fund.”

Charlene Burton-Betts, of the Mansfield-based Peaceful Trust, said:

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Eligible groups that are helping vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents can apply for up to £10,000.

To check the eligibility criteria and apply, please go to:  www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/communityfund   

Those successful in getting funding will have their groups details published on the www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityhub

For further information about the funding, please email LIS@nottscc.gov.uk or call 0115 977 2041.

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