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Funding is available from Sutton Giving to assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Applications close 26th April 2020.

Dear Soup Dragons

The fantastic Sutton Voice brought news this to our attention and we think you should know about this.

Sutton Giving is a local giving platform that is a key part of the work of Community Action Sutton. Sutton Giving’s aim is to improve lives in Sutton and build a brighter future for our borough and at this time we think that launching this fund on behalf of Sutton Giving is more than appropriate at this time.

Sutton Giving is, therefore, working in partnership with Community Action Sutton, Sutton CCG, Sutton Council to work with the local voluntary and community sector to understand the challenges that you are facing at this time in providing ongoing support to the people you work within the light of COVID-19.

 The key aim of the fund is

To assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

And the grant is specifically for voluntary and community sector organisations who are:

  1. Delivering COVID-19 Frontline Services OR
  2. Whose ability to operate has been severely impacted by the measures put in place to stem the pandemic

The first round of funding opened Monday 20th April with the deadline for applications on Sunday 26th April at midnight. The Panel will meet on Wednesday 29th April and decisions communicated on the 1st May.

Until further notice, Sutton Giving will keep the fund open with the same timetable – deadline for future applications being midnight on Sundays, panel to meet on Wednesdays and decisions communicated on Fridays. Read more here: https://suttongiving.org.uk/covid-19/covid-19-fund/

Please share this to information with local community groups working to support families in this emergency.  

Thanks for reading.

Jeff Richards
Treasurer
Sutton Soup

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