Offering financial assistance to local volunteer groups who are recovering from the Covid-19 crisis.
During the Covid-19 crisis Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust have been the responsible body overseeing work done by Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group and Sherburn Community Support Organisation to support our community.
Essential financial support has been provided by North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council, but we have been fortunate to receive donations from individuals and firms who recognised the importance of the work which was being done.
With the government setting out a roadmap for the easing of restrictions, we hope that 2021 will mark a strong recovery from this crisis. To help with that recovery we are using the remaining money donated to us to create a fund for community groups and organisations.
Applications for funding are welcome – please email email@example.com and we will send you a grant application form. Applications are limited to a maximum of £1000, but we want to help as many groups as possible, so smaller applications are encouraged. All applications must be submitted by 31st March 2021 and you will be notified of the outcome by Friday 16th April.
What expenditure is eligible?
Costs associated with recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. Reasonable items are likely to be:
- Volunteer expenses (might be mileage, refreshments)
- Cost of hosting re-opening/re-launch events to get people together again
- PPE (gloves, sanitisers etc)
- Cleaning/sanitary equipment/items
- Administrative/marketing supplies (printing, stamps, stationery etc)
- Equipment to enable delivery of services (e.g. social distance signage)
This list is not exhaustive, if you feel that you have a great idea and are not sure if it may be eligible for funding, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
What is not eligible?
- Personal payments or financial assistance of any kind.
- Payment to businesses working in a voluntary capacity except to cover justifiable expenses (i.e. mileage)
Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust are hugely grateful for the wonderful work done by the many residents who volunteered to help during this crisis. Without their help the response would have been much less effective. We are also very grateful to all the individuals who donated to us, there are too many to list, but every one is appreciated.
Donations were also received from local businesses and we are pleased to acknowledge their support: Aldi, Al’s Tyres, ARC Workwear, BPB UK Service Centre, British Gypsum, Child & Co, Co-op, DWB Wealth Management, E-Burn Ltd, Elmet Kitchen, Fair Share Go, Jacksons, Northern Gas Networks, Oddfellows Arms, Rainforest Windows, Rolling Back the Years, Software2, Spar, C & G Starkey, Tesco.