VAO Response, Resilience & Recovery Fund


Voluntary Action Orkney will distribute a total of £2000 in grants from this fund. There will be 4 x £500 grants available to charities and constituted community groups with a bank account in Orkney.

All grants will need to respond to the following priority:

‘Living with poor, interrupted or impaired access to food, shelter, and necessary amenities (e.g. sanitation, heat)’.

Funded projects will be able to spend resource in order to achieve:

Purpose 1: The provision of emergency provisions/vouchers/cash to people in immediate need (where the project seeks to undertake this purpose, it will also need to demonstrate how more sustainable approaches are put in place for people, reducing reliance on emergency support).

Purpose 2: Advice services to help people access housing, benefits, tax credits and other resources potentially available to them.

Purpose 3: Peer support models that encourage people to share information and build solutions together.

Purpose 4: Community-led action that supports people to build resilience in their community.

Please return your completed form to:

Please ensure this form is returned by 20th November 2020

Guidance here

Application form here


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