Launched in October 2020, Uttlesford Response, Recover, Sustain is a new project created to support communities experiencing the effects of COVID-19
Over the next six months we will be working alongside communities hit hard by the effects of COVID-19. Our experienced team will be working to create community cohesion, foster goodwill and building on the legacy of volunteering and community support developed between March and July this year. This work is made possible by funding secured from The National Lottery COVID Response Community Fund.
There are four strands to our project:
- Employment Support Scheme – for those who have lost their job as a result of COVID-19 downsizing and business closure
- Reducing Loneliness and Isolation – through community support, Friendship Dog visits and community events
- Launch and delivery of local neighbourhood-level volunteer-led projects and activities
- Creation of a Community Chest fund to seed fund new activities benefiting the community
We will be actively encouraging and support volunteering and volunteer-led activities, providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to get your projects off the ground. We are also funding two Asset Based Community Development courses over the next six months, open to community groups, volunteers, local councillors and clerks, and anyone who wants to make a lasting difference where they live.
To find out more about Uttlesford Response, Recover, Sustain please email one of the project team: