The funding scheme is split into two streams:
1. Arts, Mental Health and Wellbeing
This fund will enable groups to make Covid-19 safe adaptations to their physical spaces and/or deliver arts resource packs and creative virtual programmes to improve access to Arts and Wellbeing activities. Proposals must be in response to the immediate challenges of running normal programmes of activity. Equipment purchases can apply to internal and external layouts to assist with social distancing, sanitisation stations, signage, awnings or canopies/gazebos and outdoor seating or heating. Creative arts kits or virtual activities can also be supported.
Applicants can apply for a minimum of £1,000 up to a maximum of £5,000.
2. Volunteering Support
The end beneficiary for this fund will be the volunteers themselves. It has been recognised that volunteers played and continue to play a vital role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic within the local communities.
In recognition of this and to retain and build upon the pool of volunteers, support will be offered to purchase for example, but not restricted to, branded clothing (Hi-Viz vests, hoodies, fleeces etc.), packs for volunteers (art/ craft/ pamper etc.) and out of pocket receipted expenses. The items should be for volunteers only and not for staff / members generally.
Applicants can apply for a minimum of £500 up to a maximum of £2,000.
For more information and to apply please visit https://www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/communityhelp/covid-19-grant-aid