Bolton’s Fund Covid-19 Resilience Grants

Bolton CVS recognises the amazing community action that is taking place across Bolton and we are here to help and support this.

Bolton's Fund launched a Covid-19 Resilience Grant for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bolton who are responding to Covid-19.  To find out more about the Grant, click here

The Bolton's Fund Covid-19 Resilience Grant connects local community action and helps to co-ordinate efforts in response to the needs of residents.  The grant is designed to support the VCSE sector to respond with new ideas that help, connect or support people through this crisis.  

This is a rolling grants programme and the list is updated regularly.

Awards made so far: 

Group Amount


Blackrod Sports and Community Centre


To enable Blackrod Sports and Community Centre to support and coordinate volunteers to engage with people in Blackrod living in social and physical isolation. 

Bolton Carers Support  


  To facilitate the continuation of Bolton Carers' 24/7 helpline and increase both inbound and outbound calling capacity.

Bolton FM




  To support Bolton FM to  remotely broadcast essential information across the  whole of Bolton.

Bolton Hindu Forum




  To enable Bolton Hindu Forum to support bereaved families to share Funeral Rites and Rituals via a video live stream.
Bolton North East Wildlife Trail



  To provide 100 Growing kits and setup public Zoom/FaceBook meetings.

Breakdown Bolton 




  To provide art packs and zoom workshops as a coping strategy to improve the mental health of members.
Creative Mind


  To support creative writing activities online, via email and website to promote mental wellbeing through creative activity and participation.
Good Companions


  To purchase technology to prevent isolation and support wellbeing for  members with learning disabilities and mental health needs.
Halliwell Befriending Service

  To enable staff and volunteers at Halliwell Befriending to shop and pick up groceries for isolated people.
Headspace Bolton


  To support Headspace to collaboratively develop online production and showcasing of spoken word, comedy, audio plays, music and podcasting.
Over Hulton Community Group

  To enable Hulton Community Group to establish their own website.
Reach Family Project  

  To enable Reach Family Project to support elderly and vulnerable members of their community.
Rockit Bolton


   To enable Rockit Bolton to deliver their inclusive and creative activities for young people aged 11-18 virtually.
Senior Solutions


  To enable Senior Solutions to address the increased demand to provide telephone befriending and support to reduce isolation for older people in Bolton. 
Supporting Factors CIC 

   To address the increased need for support for individuals struggling with addictions and isolation.
The Ark International


  To enable The Ark International to provide their services for the Roma Gypsy Community as an Online Drop-in.
The Hub Westhoughton

  To support Westhoughton Hub's volunteer "Covid19 Westhoughton Assist Group".
The Life Support Group 

  To enable The Life Support Group to provide online peer support and connection for the community in Breightmet.
The Sunnyside Club

  To enable the Club to assist  refugees and asylum seeker families and individuals who are homeless with welfare advice and support.
The VI Dream Team 

  To support the work of the volunteer sewing team who are making scrubs for NHS staff.

Open Arms Community Project



To provide a multi lingual support service families and individuals by co-ordinating a befriending service, sending messages to loved ones, shopping collection and medication pick ups.

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust




We plan to purchase tablets and laptops for vulnerable older people to allow staff to host virtual meetings.

St Georges Centre and Breakdown Bolton








  To provide daily remote service for their members during this period. They will be purchasing phones for staff and volunteers who will be available to arrange and sign post members to key services such as food, medication collections, befriending etc.
Bolton Advice Centre £1000
  To expand on their service to offer more financial and debt advice to people affected by Covid19.

Amy and Friends





  To purchase activity packs which include board games, books, crafts and physical activities for families with children whose children suffer with disabilities.





  To purchase sim cards for their staff to increase capability/flexibility of their service while staff work from home.
Bolton Dementia Support

  To keep in contact with their members, by purchasing technology to keep morale and wellbeing going during the pandemic.
Bolton Adult Autism Support



  To purchase new and updated technology to allow them to stay in contact with their group.

Bolton Nomads Football Club




  To purchase equipment to record and edit football related content for members and their families to practise and develop their skills at home.
Breightmet United Football Club £500   To purchase new IT equipment to stay in contact with their junior members.
Sabden Growers


To provide growing kits for residents, who will able to grow vegetables.

Bolton Solidarity Community Association £664.67

  To increase digital activity and to support new communities including refugees during the pandemic.



  To provide COVID 19 related support to EU nationals in Bolton.
Baby Basics Bolton & Bury


  To provide essential baby items to vulnerable women, babies and families in Bolton.
1Point Bolton


  To providing specialist training and purchasing additional items to help our counsellors to work safely online.
Zacs Bar / the Sycamore project

  To take their youth services online for young people.
Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside, Working in Bolton

  Supplying activity boxes and care packages for families in Bolton. 

Breightmet Chance Project


  To provide activity packs for families and individuals who are living in isolation during the pandemic.