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Coronavirus Community Resilience Fund

Summary: Folkestone Town Council has created an emergency Community Resilience Fund enabling voluntary groups and local organisations to apply for funds of up to £500 a time to assist the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

About Coronavirus Community Resilience Fund

Who can apply?

Any organisation which:

  • Provides support services addressing needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic
  • Provides those services to residents of Folkestone town
  • Is independently established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes
  • Has a constitution or written document setting out its aims and objectives
  • Has a bank or building society account in its own name
  • Can provide audited, or for smaller organisations, signed accounts for the last two financial years

Folkestone Town Council will not grant aid to:

  • National organisations, or local bodies with access to funds from national 'umbrella' or 'parent' bodies unless funds are not available from their national bodies, or funds available are inadequate
  • Private concerns operated as a business
  • "Upward funders", i.e. local groups whose total fund raising is sent to their Central HQ for redistribution
  • Church Councils or Faith Groups although applications from voluntary groups linked to a church or religious body will be considered.

Visit the Folkestone Town Council website to find out more

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