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Longer-term fund set up to support Bucks' charities

Heart of Bucks say many coronavirus funds have dried up now.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:55am 27th July 2020. 2-minute read.

Longer-term fund set up to support Bucks' charities

Community projects and charities in Buckinghamshire might not need emergency funding anymore, but they do still need help.

So Heart of Bucks say they are addressing that need with another cash pot, call the Stabilisation Fund.

Before UK lockdown began, they set up the Bucks Coronavirus Response Appeal (BCRA) to fund groups providing services and support to the local community.

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The focus of the BCRA was to fund emergency response activity, giving grants to charities, organisations and community groups helping to alleviate some of the negative impact of COVID-19 on the local area.

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Charities like Florence Nightingale Hospice have had to adapt fundraising methods during the outbreak.

With the easing of the lockdown, and with organisations taking the first steps to return to a 'new normal' way of working, HoB are now expanding their funding offer.

Catherine Pearson, from the group, said:

"So this is a fund that will give grants to not-for-profit organisations who have lost income, who need to adapt to the new normal way of working or who need financial assistance to continue to do their great work."

In the same way as the BCRA, the Bucks Coronavirus Stabilisation Fund will continue to make grants for immediate relief, particularly in local communities that experience a return to lockdown as a result of a spike in infections.

The Bucks Coronavirus Stabilisation Fund expands on the support offered by the BCRA.

If you are a Bucks-based not-for-profit organisation looking for funding to stabilise at this difficult time, you can learn more about funding opportunities and apply here.

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