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VCS Covid Recovery Grants now available

Middlesbrough Council is providing funding to the Voluntary and Community Sector in the town to support VCS capacity to respond to recovery.

The funding is aimed at helping Middlesbrough residents to recover from the Covid pandemic through support from VCS partners under the following thematic areas:

  • Reducing social isolation and encouraging social re-connection and a ‘return to normal’
  • Supporting people to recover from the mental health impacts of the pandemic
  • Increasing community cohesion, engagement and development (and building on communities strengthened through the pandemic where possible)
  • Increasing Vaccination uptake – guidance, clarity and practical support where possible (e.g. support with appointments, transport, access).
  • Supporting people with previous physical and mental health needs whose access to normal services were reduced by the pandemic
  • Helping people recover financially through appropriate support and signposting*
  • Addressing health inequalities worsened by the pandemic

*Please note the Council has deliberately chosen not to include supporting people into/back into employment as there is an ESF grant programme which Middlesbrough groups can apply to. More details can be found via this link: ESF Community Grants Programme 2019 - 2021

The maximum grant available is £20,000, though smaller bids are also welcome. Organisations who have previously received the Covid Comms funding or VCS Covid Sustainability funding can still apply for this grant if their proposal meets the necessary criteria.

Closing date for applications: 1pm on 28th May 2021

Download application form 

Download criteria guidance 


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