Erewash Borough Council is proud to support the local community, offering grants throughout the year to different groups and organisations.

Guidance for community groups looking to apply for funds to support the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be found on the community grants page of our website.

To find out more about other grants we have available, please click through the tabs on the right.

Erewash Voluntary Action - COVID-19 Funding Bulletin

Erewash Voluntary Action have produced a COVID-19 bulletin which contains details of available funding. For further information please contact Catriona Paterson: or telephone 0115 9466740. 

Homelink Crisis Emergency Grants Fund

On 31 March 2020 Homelink announced that it had established a fund  to support local groups across the UK, who are financially affected by demands on their resources due to the coronavirus outbreak. The following grants are available:

Awards up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency (projects within 3 months), following a limited/fast-tracked application process (payments made in advance)

Awards up to £10,000 to fund more structural needs, following a full application process (see below) (payments made in advance)

Awards up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery, following a full application process (payments in advance, but with potential for staged payments over a specified period).

More details of who may apply and how applications are made can be found on the Homeless Link website.

East Midlands Airport COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

The East Midlands COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is now live. Voluntary, community and charitable organisations that are helping people during the pandemic are invited to apply for a grant.

Grants will be awarded to provide funds for supplies and equipment, publicity materials or other crtical items that are required to enable groups to deliver their COVID-19 emergency response.

More information is available on the East Midlands Airport website or by contacting  

Stronger South Derbyshire - Small Grants for Community Support during COVID-19

Applications are currently being sought from groups based and operating in South Derbyshire for sums up to £500. Funds could be used to help people in practical ways, provide emotional support or help people stay connected during this difficult time. 

For more detailed information please visit the Stronger South Derbyshire website or contact

Stronger South Derbyshire also provide details for other available sources of COVID-19 funding on their website.  



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