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Last week we awarded over £44,000 in grants through the Southwark Community Response Fund for Covid-related emergency and urgent needs.

Wave 2 of the fund is now open to applications for (1) crisis response grants and (2) delivering differently grants. For details of how to apply, visit the London Community Response website

The fund is managed by United St Saviour’s but includes contributions from Guys and St Thomas’s Charity, Southwark Charities and Peter Minet Trust. Please visit our Spacehive page if you would like to contribute.

Southwark Community Response Wave 2

Southwark Community Response Wave 2 is open and has two funding programmes that are taking applications from voluntary and community organisations:

  1. Crisis response – grants of up to £10,000 to enable organisations to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs;
  2. Delivering differently – grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to enable organisations to change the way work is delivered to ensure it continues to meet the needs of communities, from switching to digital channels to redeploying staff to boost capacity at a time of increased demand. In some circumstances grants of above £50,000 can be considered but there must be a strong rationale in the application for this.

Both programmes use the same application form, but have different eligibility criteria and focus. For guidance and details of how to apply to Wave 2 of the Southwark Community Response Fund, please visit the London Community Response website

Fund management

Southwark Community Response is contributed to and managed by United St Saviour’s Charity, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Peter Minet Trust and Southwark Charities. Please visit our Spacehive page if you would like to contribute. if you would like to contribute. The £455k Fund is in addition to the London Community Response fund, coordinated by London Funders, which launched the first wave of emergency grants (of up to £5k) in March 2020 to help community organisations manage the impact of COVID-19. Wave 1 closed to applications today. Last week, 10 amazing local community organisations were supported through Southwark Community Response which will enable 4,000 hot meals for those in need, regular food drops to 50 older people, weekly basics for 80 vulnerable families and IT access for 25 families and more. Further grant awards will be announced shortly.

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