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Dover District Council COVID-19 Community Fund

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The COVID-19 Community Fund is now closed to applications.

What is the COVID-19 Community Fund?

Dover District COVID-19 Community Fund has been created to help communities respond to the exceptional challenges we are now facing.

The fund will support local charities and community organisations that are delivering essential services to vulnerable Dover District residents impacted by COVID-19.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcomed from community organisations and groups who are based within the Dover District, or who are seeking a grant to support activities that will benefit a community within the Dover District.

This includes:

  • Registered Charities
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO)
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC)
  • Social Enterprises
  • Constituted Voluntary/Community groups
  • Constituted Sports Clubs/groups (with club mark)
  • Constituted Youth Clubs/groups
  • Constituted School related groups e.g. PFTA
  • Constituted Church/Faith groups


Applications are welcomed from governing organisations (such as Town or Parish Councils) who are applying for/ holding funding for another voluntary organisation. This must be referenced in the application form.

Applications from businesses or individuals will not be accepted.

How much can we ask for?

You can apply for a grant of between £250 and £2,500

What kinds of activities will be funded?

The grant must be used to directly help vulnerable people affected by COVID-19. This could include new or already set up initiatives.

As well as supporting the above core priority. Your application must follow one or more of the below categories. (Examples of each category can be found within the information pack):

  • Access to food
  • Access to medicine
  • Dog walking
  • Social wellbeing
  • Emotional/mental health wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Other projects/services not listed above that support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 may also be considered for funding.



What is an eligible cost?

Providing they clearly demonstrate the running costs of projects or services in response to COVID-19, the below costs are eligible for funding:

  • Revenue costs

These include costs that allow you to buy in additional activities or services to help support communities.

  • Consumable costs

These include items that can be used up such as pens, paper, ink, petrol etc.  

Help towards some capital costs, such as a piece of equipment, may also be considered.


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