The coronavirus outbreak has had a huge impact on our community. Heart of Bucks have launched the Bucks Coronavirus Stabilisation Fund to support not-for-profit organisations in the community as they work to recover as a result of COVID-19
Before UK lockdown began, we set up the Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal (BCRA) to fund groups providing services and support to the local community. The focus of the BCRA was to fund emergency response activity, giving grants to charities, organisations and community groups helping to alleviate some of the negative impact of COVID-19 on the local area.
With the easing of the lockdown, and with organisations taking the first steps to return to a ‘new normal’ way of working, we are now expanding our funding offer.
The Bucks Coronavirus Stabilisation Fund has been set up to enable not-for-profit organisations, hard hit by the impact of the pandemic, to start to stabilise their financial and operational position and move towards recovery.
In the same way as the BCRA, the Bucks Coronavirus Stabilisation Fund will continue to make grants for immediate relief, particularly in local communities that experience a return to lockdown as a result of a spike in infections.
The Bucks Coronavirus Stabilisation Fund expands on the support offered by the BCRA, as grants can now also be awarded to organisations who have lost income as a result of the virus, who need funds to adapt to our ‘new normal’, who need financial assistance to prevent problems from emerging or getting worse and to support them for a longer period of time as they try to stabilise in the wake of lockdown.
If you are a Bucks-based not-for-profit organisation looking for funding to stabilise at this difficult time, you can learn more about our funding opportunities and apply here: https://heartofbucks.org/coronavirus-response-funds/