B&NES Public Health team have opened their Round 2 Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) application process for submissions of project proposals in B&NES for the use of the COMF allocated by DHSC.
The purpose of this allocation of funds is to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public health initiatives. The COMF is designed to support the delivery of the objectives set in the Local Outbreak Management Plan and remains ring fenced for public health purposes to tackle COVID-19.
They are offering funding to local organisations, voluntary services and B&NES Council services to support projects that enable residents to live safely and fairly with COVID-19, while retaining resilience to respond to new variants and any resurgence of COVID-19.
Details of criteria for projects to meet are included in this attached document ‘B&NES Council Round 2 Applicant Guidance’. This document also includes a guide for criteria that are no longer relevant due to the national shift in policy to Living with COVID-19 and includes further information that proposals should consider.
We are also welcoming proposals of less than £5,000 into our small grants scheme, and proposals that are above £5,000; both will follow the same application process.
We ask that proposals are kept below £50,000 but in the rare circumstance a project approaches this amount please contact B&NES Public Health before progressing.
Further information on project timelines can be found in the applicant guidance.
The application process is now open and the application form can be accessed online – COMF Round 2 Application Form
We recommend that you write answers to the longer questions in an offline document and then paste into the application form when you have all the information to hand. We have included a PDF document with a preview of these longer questions to help you prepare your application.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 Friday 24th June 2022.
Attached is a timeline of the application process for information.
For an applicant guide, preview of the longer questions, FAQs and a timeline of the application process please go to the COMF Secure Share site: https://bit.ly/COMFdocuments
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FAQs will be available the week beginning Monday 30th May and will be kept updated.
If you have a question about COMF please look at these documents first and if your query is not answered please e-mail B&NES Public Health with ‘COMF Application’ in the subject title.
B&NES Public Health Team