Oak Tree Housing Association has been awarded £140,000 from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund, which will benefit 16 grassroots and community controlled organisations that have been busy coordinating vital responses to the COVID-19 crisis across Inverclyde.
As the anchor organisation in the bid and conduit for funding, Oak Tree joined forces with local third sector interface, CVS Inverclyde, to identify organisations seeking financial support to meet additional running costs and maintain key services. This includes hot meals and lifeline grocery deliveries, crisis energy support and wellbeing checks, temporary staff appointments and volunteer outlays.
CVS Inverclyde is hosting a series of COVID Conversations via Zoom, focusing on the landscape moving forward. Coming up, we are covering Digital and HR Implications, Resilience Network, Funding and more...
Our team, led by Partnership Facilitator Vicki Cloney, have produced a valuable CVS Inverclyde Community Asset Register in booklet form, providing a tangible resource to share with sector colleagues and our Council partners.