No Min - £2,000
19 May 2021
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Harrow Covid-19 Awareness 18-40 Fund

This round of funding is to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccination and promote behaviour that will reduce the transmission of the virus with a specific focus on young people and those in the under 40s age group.

We are looking for community and faith organisations who are able to speak to members of their community. The aim is to engage with young people and those up to the age of 40. This could involve working with children and young people, to create content and activities, with messaging designed to influence their families around Covid-19 vaccine take up.

Activities could include:

  • creating videos to be used on social media,
  • organising volunteers to call community members,
  • creating posters / graphics in community languages,
  • creating resources that are accessible to people with a disability
  • using artists to create engaging content
  • provide guidance on how to celebrate festivals whilst remaining covid safe
  • running events to promote constructive discussion around covid

Please note this list is not exhaustive.

The aim is to engage with people aged 18 - 40 to be most at risk from Covid-19 including:

  • Hard to reach communities
  • Black & Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities
  • Disabled Communities
  • Where the Covid rates are highest
  • All communities to follow safer behaviours

Harrow Covid-19 Awareness Fund Priorities include:

  • Tackling misinformation
  • Encourage the uptake of the vaccine
  • Encourage people to follow Government guidance
  • Encourage behaviour which lowers Covid-19 rates
  • Reduce the impact on individuals and those around them


You need to be applying as:

  • a constituted not-for-profit organisation (company limited by guarantee, community interest company, registered charity, co-operative, unincorporated organisation)
  • with a minimum of 2 unrelated trustees / directors
  • with a bank account in the name of the organisation

The activities which you are applying for funding for need to be legally charitable and benefit Harrow residents.

We will only fund organisations that have a track record of working in Harrow.

What can the funding be used for?

  • People – staffing and volunteer costs associated with delivering the work you are applying for;
  • Communications - marketing and advertising costs associated with promoting messages for this work;
  • Equipment – any equipment you need to deliver this work that is not already in your budget;
  • Resources – any new software or training needed for your team to do this work;
  • Overheads – direct additional costs (e.g. for home working), together with a proportionate contribution to your organisational costs (including your governance costs).

What can’t the funding be used for?

Services and access – meeting the needs of the people you work for, including access to food and essentials (laptops etc.), support services, translation or interpreting services, or deep cleaning of accommodation.

Deadline: Wednesday 19th May 10am

Amount available £2000

To apply for a grant

To apply for the funding please read the guidance and complete the application form.