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Belfast City Council announces delivery of emergency community funding

Date: 08 Apr 2020


Belfast City Council announces delivery of emergency community funding

Belfast City Council has today announced that it will be delivering £735,000 of emergency community response funding to support voluntary and community groups in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Belfast City Council has today announced that it will be delivering £735,000 of emergency community response funding to support voluntary and community groups in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council has benefited from £485,700 from the Department for Communities and contributed the additional sum of £250,000 which will be distributed via funding agreements with local community and voluntary sector organisations.

The groups funded have been identified to assist in the delivery of urgent services to those who are most vulnerable. These services include the supply of food, community support and financial advice. Funding recipients will coordinate the work of smaller local bodies to ensure support is targeted and effective. Oversight arrangements will be in place to ensure delivery aligns with the high-level objectives set out by the Department of enhancing the emergency response to vulnerable residents.

There will be an emphasis on activity undertaken in the months April, May and June and groups will work closely with the COVID 19 response hub being established by Belfast City Council which will help to coordinate the council response to communities.

Please stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 information at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/covid19

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