COVID-19

Current grant holders – The current scenario which is unfolding is unprecedented and will affect everyone over the coming days, weeks and months. Charities, community groups and not for profit organisations will form a key part of the response in minimising impact, supporting communities and providing emergency relief. It is likely that your regular programmes or services will have been affected.

We understand you are facing extremely difficult circumstances and there will be challenging decisions in the days and weeks ahead. As a grant holder with FCSCT we would encourage you to seek and respond to official government advice when considering what decisions you need to take to adapt and to meet the needs of your organisation and your community.

UK Youth and the National Youth Agency have published useful guidance on the safe provision of youth services and how you might adapt what you offer. This can be found at on their website.

If you are worried about what it means for your grant with FCSCT, please get in touch – we are sympathetic to the challenges being experienced and are committed to working with you through these difficult times.

All Cumbrian charitable organisations experiencing difficulties and/or extra demand as a result of Covid-19 – on March 17th, The Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Covid-19 Response Fund to distribute financial support to charitable and community groups who are supporting those affected by the spread of Covid -19. Please direct enquiries for emergency funding to the Cumbria Community Foundation and check their website for updates.

Please also visit Cumbria CVS for excellent up to date information and resources.

All Lancaster District charitable organisations experiencing difficulties and/or extra demand as a result of Covid-19 – on March 21st, Lancaster CVS launched The Urgent Response Fund. Please direct enquiries for funding to funding@lancastercvs.org.uk

Please see our statement on COVID 19