COVID : One-off community grant for local groups

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is making available £50,000 to local community groups, Voluntary organisations and not for profit organisations to enable them to support local communities in reducing the prevalence of COVID-19.  

We are currently accepting applications for this one-off grant funding, with the closing date for applications is Sunday 21st November 2021.

This one-off funding is aimed at supporting ‘hidden or hard to reach’ communities within the borough and supporting uptake of COVID vaccination, regular testing, and reducing COVID case rates.   

You can apply by completing the application form below. 

Guidance notes for applicants

Part A

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is providing £50,000 to support local organisations in the form of one-off grant funding.

As this funding is limited it is possible that not all applications will be successful, even if all grant criteria are met. In cases where there is insufficient funding to meet all successful applications the council will approve applications from as broad a cross section of the boroughs communities as possible so that funding is evenly spread across the borough many and varied communities.

Please read the following carefully before completing the application form.

Part B : Aim of the funding

The aim of this funding is to support local community groups and or voluntary/not for profit organisation in their efforts to work with communities to tackling the impact of COVID-19.

The funding will primarily be awarded to organisations that are located in the borough and serve borough residents. We are particularly keen to support organisations that work with ‘hard to reach or hidden’ communities as these have been particularly affected by COVID-19.

The aim of this funding is to;

  • Increase uptake of vaccination, particularly where people haven’t taken up a first or second dose;
  • Increase uptake of routine testing i.e., Lateral Flow Testing (LFT);
  • Contribute to reducing COVID case rates in the borough.

To be successful, applicants will be required to clearly outline the expected benefits for residents and communities against these aims.

Criteria for awarding the level of grant funding

The application form must be fully completed.

Applications that set out the following are mostly likely to be successful:

  • How the grant money will be spent in detail.
  • Which section of local residents will be supported i.e., over 65’s, residents from the BAME community etc.
  • How many borough residents will be supported.
  • How the grant will impact on increasing vaccination rates and uptake of routine testing.

Providing the council with impact information

Where the council has provided grant money it may periodically contact the receiving organisation to request an update on how the money has been spent and the impact it has had. By applying for the grant, the organisation agrees to provide this information in a timely manner should the council request it.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 21 November 2021, with grant decisions being made and successful applications being notified by Friday 10 December 2021.

Apply for grant funding