Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the news that Apex Housing Association has opened up a scheme which allows groups to apply for up to £1,000.
The Foyle MLA contacted Apex last week and asked for such a scheme to be activated.
“I have seen at first hand the excellent work that is taking right across our city by everyone involved in the community response to COVID19. I have been on the ground daily working with volunteers and felt there was a need to give that little bit of extra help and support to members of our community who live in sheltered accommodation.
“I contacted Apex Housing Association and asked them could they open up a funding scheme that could help groups reaching out to those in sheltered accommodation. So I am delighted that they have taken my suggestion on board and have opened up a grant scheme up to £1,000 for your work in local communities.
“Apex is now inviting applications for funding from its Common Fund and I would encourage all those groups helping to apply before the deadline on the May 11th.
Applicants must be registered charities with a proven track record of delivering services and projects in Northern Ireland; and use the funding to:provide housing accommodation and / or infrastructure to support and develop communities support social, environmental , recreational and health and well-being activities in communities; or support educational training and employment activities in communities
Application forms can be requested by emailing FinanceDept@apex.org.uk
Deadline for applications: Monday 11 May 2020 at 5pm