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Published: May 10, 2020 | Updated: May 10, 2020

Further 43 charities, community groups and good causes share £350,000 from crisis fund

Purbeck Youth & Community Foundation is one of 43 groups to share £350,000 from the Talbot Village Trust Covid-19 Support Fund.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A further 43 Dorset charities, community groups and good causes have received approximately £350,000 of grants from the Talbot Village Trust Covid-19 Support Fund.

They are the second round of beneficiaries and include charities such as Wessex Cancer Trust, Purbeck Youth & Community Foundation, Julia’s House and Dorset Search Dogs.

Talbot Village Trust launched the £1m fund last month.

Since then, applications have been received from dozens of charities and community groups in need of financial support to continue to operate through the pandemic crisis.

In total, 90 charities, community groups and others have been awarded grants since the fund was launched.

To date, almost 90 per cent of applications have been successful.

Talbot Village Trust Trustees, High Sheriff, George Streatfeild, and MP for Bournemouth West, Conor Burns, reviewed the second round of applications with trustees and helped award the latest  grants.

The next round of applications opened on May 4 and closes on Monday May 11.

Applicants can apply for up to £50,000 of financial support.

Priority will be given to organisations directly helping people, families and communities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Talbot Village Trust Trustees and key local stakeholders will meet virtually to review applications and award funds.

Each application will be considered on its own merits and organisations and charities can apply more than once if needed.

No prior funding is required.

The third virtual meeting to review this round of applications for the Covid-19 Support Fund will be attended by Michael Tomlinson, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, and Andy Martin, Associate Editor of the Bournemouth Daily Echo.

Andy said: “Talbot Village Trust has really dug deep for local communities, supporting charities and others through this crisis at a time when they need it most.

“They are a huge asset to the BCP area, and I am humbled to be working with them on this round of funding.”

Sir Christopher Lees, Chair of Talbot Village Trust, pictured left, added: “Again we have been blown away by the level of demand we have seen from charities and other groups doing their best to support their communities through this crisis.

“We will continue to award grants on our usual bi-annual cycle and would urge any charities that might miss out on this support to consider applying to the Trust for funding in future.”

The fund will provide revenue, core funding or capital and equipment requirements to enable the continued delivery of essential services by local charities and community groups.

The third deadline for applications is midnight on Monday May 11.

Applicants will be notified if they have been successful from Monday May 18.

Any subsequent application timetables will be announced in due course.

Applications can be made using the form available to download on the Talbot Village Trust website.

Questions can be sent to Covid19.fund@talbotvillagetrust.org.

More information at https://www.talbotvillagetrust.org/covid-19-support-fund/

The full list of recipients from this funding round are: 

SALVATION ARMY
DORSET MIND
FERNHEATH PLAY
ACTS FAST
SOMERFORD ARC
SEDCAT
PARISH WINTON MOORDOWN & CHARMINSTER
FAITHWORKS#1
FAITHWORKS#2
FAITHWORKS#3
WESSEX CANCER TRUST
LIFE EDUCATION WESSEX
CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
YMCA
VITA NOVA
DIVERSE ABILITIES
PURBECK YOUTH & COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
ALABARE
YOUNG DORSET
JULIA’S HOUSE
FARESHARE
MADDIES MIRACLE
BOURNEMOUTH 2026
SHEILING
EDAS
GREENHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTRE
WAGGY TAILS
BASICS
MICHAELS HOUSE
HOPE FOR FOOD
ST CLEMENTS CHURCH POOLE
CARELINE APPEAL
HONEYPOT
DORSET BLIND ASSOCIATION
SONUS
SAFEWISE
HEALTHBUS
DORSET SEARCH DOGS
AIM COMMUNITY
ASHLEY BIRTHDAY BANK
CLIC SARGENT
FOREST HOLME
STARS