The Forth Valley Covid-19 Partnership is between NHS Forth Valley Endowment Fund – better known as Forth Valley Giving and the three Third Sector Interfaces (CVS Falkirk, SVE and CTSI) and both Health and Social Care Partnerships operating in the Forth Valley. Together they will oversee the new Community Partnership Grants Programme which will distribute £126,000 of local grants.
Community Partnership Grants Programme is open to any registered charity, community interest company, community or voluntary group with a bank account delivering services in the Forth Valley area. The grants are only open to organisations offering support to the following types of work: support for unpaid carers, people affected by drugs and alcohol, people isolated and lonely, groups helping with wellbeing and mental health community support, suicide prevention and bereavement and end of life support. There will be a large grant programme offering seven grants up to £15,000 each. Following that, there will be a second phase of small and micro grants of up to £2,000 and £1,000. To those unsuccessful to the large grant scheme which will be use a simple expression of interest form to start, they can alternatively apply for the second phase of small and micro grants. All the grants aim to be distributed by end March 2021. The closing date for phase one is by 1st February and the launch of phase two will start on 2nd February and close on 26th February.