FUNDING: Increasing Access Fund – apply by 16 November 2020

This new fund from the Peter Sowerby Foundation is targeted to support organisations to develop new services that respond to the Covid-19 situation, or to adapt existing services to meet local and national needs.

The £1.4million Fund is aimed specifically at ensuring or increasing access to key services and activities for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to Covid-19. The Foundation will also consider supporting programmes which provide access for beneficiaries to new services which have been developed in response to a clear Covid-19 need.

There are four key funding themes:

  • Healthcare Innovation – organisations in the fields of disability, medical research, mental health and those supporting individuals with long-term health conditions.
  • Community – organisations working with young people, especially those considered disadvantaged, delivering support to those disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and/or those working to support isolated older people.
  • Environment – organisations working in the area of horticulture and conservation which have been significantly financially impacted by the closure of venues.
  • Arts – organisations working in the area of arts, health and well-being where services and programmes are being adapted to benefit communities impacted by Covid-19.

Check the full details at the Peter Sowerby Foundation website.