Emergency Response Funding for Work with Migrants and Refugees in England
The Barrow Cadbury Trust, which specialises in migration issues and the migration sector, is distributing £5 million in funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund’s COVID-19 Response Programme for England.
The funding is intended to provide services and support for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who are in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or to help organisations overcome acute financial difficulties they are facing because of the pandemic.
This is short-term funding which be must spent within six months and by 19 April 2021 at the latest. The maximum grant available is £50,000- or three-months’ expenditure, whichever is less.
The grants can be used for a range of things, for example:
- Activities and services: any activity that is related to COVID-19, for example:· Changes to the organisation’s systems that will better enable them to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, or small-scale changes to their premises to enable them to safely provide services.
- enabling access or providing the necessities of life (food, accommodation)
- mental health support or activities to prevent loneliness and isolation
- help with home schooling for children, building digital skills
- preventing exploitation or domestic abuse arising from the pandemic situation
- referral to other services that will help people cope with the pandemic (advice, health, social security etc.)
- other needs arising from the pandemic
- Staff salaries or other investment in staff (such as training or support in relation to the demands of COVID-19).
- Volunteers’ expenses.
- Equipment to help respond to the pandemic.
- General running costs.
- Interpretation costs or other costs specific to supporting this client group.
- Contributions to fixed costs/overheads.
Applications will be accepted from charities, companies limited by guarantee or a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee registered in England with an income of between £10,000 and £1 million in their most recent year of operations.
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2020.