Pharma giant invites charities to apply for £2.7m in Covid-19 recovery funding

UCB has launched the £2.7m Community Health Fund to support projects from charities and other organisations that support vulnerable young people amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This includes those with disabilities, health problems and blighted by poverty.

Grants of up to £130,000 are being made available through the fund and the deadline for applications is 30 September.

The pharmaceutical company says that projects supporting black, Asian and ethnic communities, refugees and asylum seekers are also invited to bid.

“Covid-19 represents the most severe public health crisis and the deepest economic downturn of the modern era, revealing challenges in health systems and economies around the world,” said UCB UK general manager Dan Coombes.

“These challenges will have the greatest impact on those most vulnerable in society and we are committed to supporting them where we can.

“In this first call for projects we are looking for applications from UK-based organisations or individuals working to understand and reduce the medium- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing - physical, mental and social - of vulnerable young people.”

The Fund is global and is being managed by Belgium based King Baudouin Foundation.

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