The Gateshead Covid Champion Fund is a Gateshead Council Public Health-led fund supporting VCSE projects and initiatives that will help:
- Increase the number of Covid Community Champions in Gateshead
- Increase Covid awareness and vaccine take-up in disadvantaged communities, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, refugees and asylum seekers
- Assist Covid recovery, supporting Gateshead residents to improve their health, wellbeing and physical activity levels
There is a total of £75 000 available in this one-off fund, with a further £20 000 worth of professional translation support should this be required by organisations applying. There is no maximum or minimum grant-size, but applicants should bid according to the extent of the inequalities faced by their community, and the expected impact of their proposal.
Early application is advised, as decisions will be made as they are received by Gateshead Council, rather than waiting until the closing date