Sherborne Town Council Community Pandemic Recovery Fund

Published: 09 November 2020

Sherborne Town Council launches Community Pandemic Recovery Fund

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to increase again, Sherborne Town Council is making funding available to support community organisations through the pandemic. This is to help enable them to deliver essential services to vulnerable people most impacted by Covid-19, in keeping with Government guidelines.

From Monday 9th November 2020 applications for the new fund called the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund, will be open. Grants of up to £1,000 will be available to organisations who have a role in supporting the local community during this difficult time.

The new funding is specifically for not-for profit groups such as local registered charities, foodbanks and community groups who are experiencing short-term financial hardship, have ceased operations or have had to adapt or increase their service due to the pandemic.

Sherborne’s Mayor Cllr Jon Andrews commented;

“We are very aware that recovering from the impact of COVID-19 will be particularly challenging for our local voluntary and community sector. These grants will be allocated to allow these organisations to continue with their essential services by providing funding for immediate and practical support, for example; new equipment, adaptations for COVID-proof facilities, purchase or provision of PPE or enlisting specialist staff to deliver training, coaching or advice and support sessions.”

Applications can be made at any time and will be considered on a first come first served basis. For any queries regarding the process please contact Sarah Rudd at Sherborne Town Council by emailing

Sherborne Town Council Recovery Fund Application Form