COVID-19 Relief Mini Grant – Open to any 501 (c) (3) who meets eligible criteria
The United Way of Rockingham County (UWRC) has been committed to serving the community for many years. Through triumphs and challenges, we mobilize those in our community to lend a helping hand by raising local dollars, to help local agencies provide local services. We work with partnering agencies within our community to help meet the needs of our friends and neighbors, all citizens of Rockingham County.
We are monitoring developments of this pandemic and want to provide our assistance whenever it is possible. UWRC has established COVID-19 Relief Fund to help agencies ensure families in need can access financial resources, food, and other supports, as well as equipment needed by the agencies specifically due to COVID-19. This fund has been opened for both individual and corporate donations and is separate from our annual campaign fund.
This Relief Fund is now open to take grant applications from agencies who are assisting those in our community who are most vulnerable. Funds will be disbursed to help support community-wide collaborative efforts to close gaps in existing food assistance and financial programs and to help support agencies that are providing direct and crucial services during ongoing COVID-19 State of Emergency. This distribution will come in phases until funds are exhausted. This will be Phase I.
If you are in need of resources due to COVID 19 and you do not find the information you need below please CALL 211 or Text COVIDNC to 898211
For Home Bound Seniors or those with other disabilities who find themselves in need of assistance accessing food or other urgent needs, please call ADTS Helpline @ 336.347.9260.
Rockingham County Health and Human Services has several resources and information regarding COVID 19 assistance. The CARES Act has enhanced many federal, state, and local programs to help familes in crisis.
Links to information regarding the requirements/changes to FNS
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education
Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps)
If you are seeking assistance solely due to issues with COVID 19 (loss of job, family member/support person ill, etc.) please provide the agency this information. Depending on need and type of assistance, you may be asked for documentation.
The United Way of Rockingham County has set up a fund to help responding agencies with donations. If you would like to help during this crisis, please know your donation will be used to assist with Food, Financial issues, and Childcare. There will be NO FEE attached to these donations. 100% will go to the organizations we work with during this crisis. You may make your donations on our website through the Donate Now button or at any Rockingham County Branch of BB&T. Thank you for your support!