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Bucks coronavirus fund boosted by £50k

The Rothschild Foundation have topped up the fun run by the Council to help charities and community groups.

Published by Dan Gooding at 1:16pm 29th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Bucks coronavirus fund boosted by £50k

A fund helping not-for-profit organisations and charities in Buckinghamshire has been topped up.

The Rothschild Foundation has generously donated £50,000 towards the Buckinghamshire Council Coronavirus Crisis fund.  

This has now been added to the initial £250,000 pot which was set up to allow councillors to support their local voluntary and community groups where it is needed the most.

Registered, not for profit organisations and charities (not individuals) can apply for grants of up to £2,000.  

For those groups not registered, the funding could be paid to the local parish or town council, or a local charity.

All applications need to be made by your local councillor. Details of who your councillor is can be found here.

Once agreed, payments are made to groups as quickly as possible.  

During a normal working week, an application is expected to take no more than four working days.

So far Councillors have bid for and released over £118,000 to a wide of range of local groups and organisations - to see details follow the Council @BucksCouncil #ProudofBucks.

Councillor Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire Council's Cabinet member for community and health said:

"We are delighted with the generous donation of £50,000 from the Rothschild Foundation who are one of our key strategic funding partners.

"This extra money will be used to support the needs of our most vulnerable residents affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation."

Ellie Stout, Head of Grants at the Rothschild Foundation added:

"As in all parts of the UK, Buckinghamshire's communities face an unprecedented challenge presented by the Covid-19 outbreak.

"The Rothschild Foundation is pleased to be working alongside Buckinghamshire Council to reach residents, community groups and volunteers delivering essential support through the Covid-19 Crisis Fund.

"By working together, we can respond quickly, widen the reach of our support and help many vulnerable people who have been impacted by the crisis."  

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