The Tackling Poverty Fund is no longer accepting applications.
If you made an application before 10 October 2022, your application will be reviewed the week commencing 17 October 2022 and you will be notified of the outcome of your application the week commencing 24 October 2022.
For more information on current funding opportunities, please contact the External Funding team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) has been awarded to the Engaged Communities Group to support VCSE partner organisations with their local response to and recovery from Covid-19.
During the last 2.5 years, the Engaged Communities Group have met on a regular basis to share key issues and concerns within our local communities and gain support to help stop the spread of Covid-19, and most recently, to help aid community recovery following the pandemic.
The Group have frequently acknowledged the detrimental impact the pandemic has had on our communities, with those that were already experiencing financial hardship, struggling significantly. The Engaged Communities Group has agreed to use a proportion of this COMF response and recovery funding to directly support those facing poverty in Suffolk. The Tackling Poverty fund will enable VCSE organisations to ‘Support Suffolk to move into recovery after covid-19’ with funded projects also supporting Suffolk County Council’s Poverty Strategy and Action Plan.
Suffolk County Council has recently published its Tackling Poverty Strategy and Action Plan (PDF, 766KB) which identifies a range of key actions across four themes:
- Emergency Support
- Increasing Incomes, Reducing Costs
- Wellbeing & Life Chances
- Preventing Poverty
The Engaged Communities Tackling Poverty Fund seeks to support the ‘Wellbeing & Life Chances’ and ‘Preventing Poverty’ themes.