Staffordshire County Council have provided the following information:
Support for groups helping people self-isolate:
Groups and organisations working with vulnerable communities in Staffordshire are set to benefit from a new county council fund.
The #DoingOurBit Covid-19 Self Isolators Grants Scheme is now accepting applications from groups who support vulnerable people who must self-isolate because they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with others who have.
Full details of how to apply can be found Funding available for groups helping those self-isolating – Staffordshire County Council Newsroom – so please encourage your local groups to apply
Small village or community groups can apply for up to £1,500 with larger countywide organisations being allowed to apply for up to £12,000
People can find out more, check eligibility and make an application at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/dobfund.
The funding is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.
The grant can be used to help local people who are self-isolating with:
- Accessing food
- Accessing medication
- Accessing daily essentials
- Tackling loneliness / emotional wellbeing support / etc.
The scheme will close when all the funding has been allocated or 30 September 2021, whichever occurs earliest.