Bromley Council recognises that the need to temporarily close some day services and respite services during the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for some people who use the services and for their families and carers.
The Council has set aside up to £50,000 in grant funding to enable organisations to develop or expand alternative provision so that day centre and respite service users can be offered some additional support whilst the COVID-19 lockdown arrangements are in place.
The aim of the fund is to support adults who have care needs, and/or who are at risk of social isolation, and who were previously engaged in social and organised activities prior to the pandemic, thereby providing a regular break to carers. The fund also seeks to increase opportunities for respite support carers. For example, some organisations/providers have been supporting their clients throughout the pandemic restrictions by offering alternative services such as respite at home, online activities or telephone befriending.
Community Links Bromley will be administering the application process on behalf of the Council through its Awards Force online portal.
Assessments and decisions will be made within 14 days of receipt. Applications will be accepted on a weekly basis and will continue until March 2021 or when the fund is exhausted, whichever is sooner.
Click the button below ('Apply online') to register onto the portal and begin your application.
- Click here to download the guidance document on the new Fund.
Once you have completed your registration onto the portal, you will need to confirm your registration (in order to start your application) by clicking the verification link which will be sent to your email you registered with.