Charities and community groups dealing with the impact of Covid-19 are invited to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK.
In 2020, the organisation provided financial support to 49 community groups and charities working on the frontline of the pandemic. The donations helped provide equipment for a search and rescue team, an outdoor shelter for a community centre, PPE for a dementia support group and food parcels for vulnerable members of the community to name just a few.
Applications to the fund are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities, these are:
- Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience
- Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community
- Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities
- Advancing education and experiences for young people
There are four application rounds available for 2021, the first round will close on 31 March 2021.
For further information and to apply, please visit the NFU Mutual website.