Thanks to Dawn Parkin and the 100+ like her!
We know we have exceptional volunteers and community activists throughout RCT. They have put a break on their lives to put all their efforts into helping and inspiring others. They have inspired us all, and it is such a joy and privilege for all of us at Interlink to have known and worked alongside such exceptional people – we thank you all. We hope to do a proper thank you to the 100 leading activists as soon as we can and we come out of lock-down.
We need your help – please help us spread the message so we can support more grants direct to volunteer-led community groups supporting people through Covid-19 in RCT. Every penny will go to local groups.
Please share or donate to our RCT Community Fundraiser, thank you. Justgiving/RCTCommunitySupportCovid19…
Volunteers and community support groups have given everything they have to support local communities in Rhondda Cynon Taf through Covid-19. They have delivered food to people who are hungry, collected shopping for people unable to leave their homes and delivered vital medicines for people who are ill. They are people who listen and provide a shoulder to cry on. They have risked their lives for others because they care.
All donations go to supporting these volunteers and community groups – from emergency funds for food and heating, through to preparing activity packs for families. We guarantee your money will never be better spent. 100% of all donations will go to local volunteers working for community support groups – to do what they do best – helping people who desperately need their support.
You can see the latest on Dawn Parkins energy-sapping attempts to raise money for the RCT Community Fundraiser on Facebook
here: RCT Community Fundraiser
INTERLINK’s NEW SMALL CAPITAL COMMUNITY FUND
Small Capital Grants of up to £1,000 are available from (the previously advertised) Transformation Programme through the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board with £10,000 identified to support voluntary sector organisations to meet the increased demands and pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications must focus on supporting vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and can be used for smaller capital expenditure. The maximum you can apply for is £1,000. This funding must be fully utilised within 6 months. Deadline for applications 20th May 2020. For an application form and related information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
.Priorities for investment:
- Supporting people to access basic needs including supporting foodbanks, especially people in most need e.g. older people, children with complex needs, carers, people with a disability;
- Those living with Dementia;
- Loss of income for groups working in health and social care;
- Mental health, loneliness and isolation;
- Repurposing activities to support the community through Covid-19 including ICT Infrastructure.
RCTCBC’S NEW COMMUNITY ACTIVITY FUND
The Fund will award £10,000 in total, with each successful application eligible for a £300 grant – or £500 in exceptional circumstances. Applications received by the Council will be decided upon on a case-by-case basis but those interested in applying are encouraged to do so at the earliest opportunity. To receive an application form, please email CovidCommunityFund@rctcbc.gov.uk
100×100 NEW Barclays Community Relief Programme
Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme will make 100 donations of £100,000 to registered charities with an annual income over £1M to support COVID-19 relief efforts. Charities applying should demonstrate a track record of delivering impactful, on-the-ground support to directly meet the needs of vulnerable communities facing social and economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Applications close on 22 May 2020. Further details of the 100×100 programme and an online application form can be found on Barclays’ website here: 100×100 Community Relief Programme/.
Contact: If you have any questions, please read the programme guidelines and frequently asked questions on the 100×100 programme website. If you need to contact us, please email email@example.com
Thank you for your invaluable help, especially the 100+! Take care and keep safe.