With the high rate of positive coronavirus cases across Devon right now, there are growing numbers of people required to self-isolate.
For many, with minor symptoms and people to help them, ten days self-isolating is OK. It’s workable. But for others, self-isolating can be very difficult, especially if they live alone, they’re unwell, or have other responsibilities outside the house.
Devon County Council has made small to medium-size grants available to local voluntary and community groups, which can help people during their self-isolation period – groups that can support with:
- getting food and other supplies
- caring responsibilities
- practical things, like dog walking
- mental health and wellbeing, including loneliness and boredom
It’s to help people with the practical, social or emotional support they need, so that they can self-isolate properly, and so that they don’t potentially pass the virus onto others.
You should self-isolate if you have symptoms and test positive with a PCR test; and if you’re asked to self-isolate, because you’re a known contact to someone who has tested positive and you’re not vaccinated; or ahead of a medical procedure.
Grants typically can be up to £5,000 for small projects, and up to £20,000 for larger projects. Applications for larger projects will be considered.
Or to discuss an application, contact email@example.com