Coronavirus

A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available.

This list will be updated over the next few days and weeks as and when information becomes available.

This page was last updated on the 14th January 2021.

 

New this Week

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (England)

Name of Fund: Dormant Assets Scheme

The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urgent work to tackle youth unemployment, expand access to emergency loans for civil society organisations and help improve the availability of fair, affordable credit to people in vulnerable circumstances. This funding is in addition to the £150 million unlocked in May 2020 to help charities’ coronavirus response and recovery.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-announces-major-boost-to-coronavirus-recovery-through-expansion-of-dormant-assets-scheme

 

Sport England (England)

Name of Fund: The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play. Priority will be given to projects located in areas of high deprivation and to organisations working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people on lower incomes, disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and people experiencing a greater burden of care because of coronavirus. Applications can be submitted at any time.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-community-asset-fund

 

VisitScotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Marine and Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund

From late January 2021, adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 through the Marine and Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund. Administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, the fund will support essential re-commissioning and re-start costs for businesses, aimed at those who have been significantly affected by the pandemic due to their seasonality and high set up costs associated with the activities they deliver.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/new-fund-to-support-marine-and-outdoor-tourism

 

Power to Change Trust (England)

Name of Fund: Community Business Renewal Fund

Community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis can soon apply for grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to adapt and evolve to the changing circumstances, and to remain financially viable. There are no restrictions on the grants; and they can be used to cover core staffing costs, contribute to meeting capital costs of adapting community businesses and ensuring that they can continue to provide the vital support to local people. Funding is being made available through the new Power to Change Community Business Renewal Fund and priority will be given to applications from areas of England facing high levels of deprivation, organisations supporting and led by disabled people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses. There is a very short applications windows (3 hours) as high demand is anticipated. The fund will open for applications from 10am on the 12th January 2021 until 4pm on the 19th January 2021.

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-renewal-fund/

 

Arts Council England (England)

Name of Fund: Culture Recovery Fund

Arts Council England has announced that the 2nd round of the Culture Recovery Fund is now open for applications. The fund aims to support cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021. The fund is open to both not for profit and for profit organisations and will provide grants of between £25,000 and £3 million. To be eligible, applicants need to based in England or can demonstrate that the majority of their work takes place in England. The closing date for applications is midday on the 26th January 2021.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding

 

 

UK wide schemes

 

Allchurches Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Hope Beyond

In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies to enable them to meet changing needs within their communities and to adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Hope Beyond Programme are making grants of up to £50,000 available to help religious organisations implement new ways of working and introduce new and/or enhanced support and activities to meet changing need. The Programme will look to address three themes: the issues of loneliness and isolation; growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing; and growing technological capability and resilience. Funding can be used for capital projects and some revenue costs. Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/ 

 

Asda Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Grants - Hygiene Grant

In response to Covid-19 the Asda Foundation has stopped its usual grant making activities and launched its Covid-19 Grants. The Hygine grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. The fund is open to applications from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters.  The maximum grant available is £500.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

 

Asda Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Grants - Healthy Holiday Grant

This grant is designed to support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. If social distancing is relaxed before school holidays, then standard (Transforming Communities Improving Lives (TCIL) criteria would apply.  If social distancing hasn’t relaxed, the Asda Foundation will provide grants for groups to deliver provisions to children at home. The maximum grant available is £500.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

 

Association of Independent Music (UK)

Name of Fund: Aim Crisis Fund for Independent Music Contractors

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that AIM and its members have launched a support fund aimed at the contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry whose source of income has been severed without warning due to lost work in April and May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. AIM Rightsholder members can now invite their artists and their artists’ managers to nominate candidates to be pre-approved on this basis.

https://www.aim.org.uk/#/opportunities/view/aim-crisis-fund-for-independent-music-contractors 

 

Association of Mental Health Providers (UK)

Name of Fund: Mental Health Response Fund

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.

https://amhp.org.uk/mental-health-response-fund/ 

 

Aviva (UK)

Name of Fund: Aviva Community Fund

Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily opening up the Fund to projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Projects must still relate to one of Aviva’s key funding areas. The closing date for this funding round is the 19th January 2021.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/start-crowdfunding#criteria

 

The Barclays Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Community Aid Package

The Barclays Foundation have announced a £100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package - The package consists of two strands. £50million will be donated to charities chosen by Barclays and £50million will be donated by matching their employees' personal donations (individual organisations cannot apply for this funding. The money will be disbursed principally in the UK, but also in Barclays’ international markets, including the USA and India.

https://home.barclays/news/press-releases/2020/04/barclays-launches-p100-million-covid-19-community-aid-package/

 

Clinks (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Response Fund

Clinks, which supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system has launched a Covid-19 Response Fund to assist organisations working in the criminal justice system during the pandemic.  Clinks is pleased to be distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time.  The funding is available to organisations with an existing relationship with HMPPS with under £500,000 annual income who are delivering, or have a track record of delivering, services to support people in prison, through-the-gate and in the community.

https://www.clinks.org/our-work/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Comic Relief (UK)

Name of Fund: Capacity Building Grants Scheme

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide range of activities, such as: training; increasing delivery capacity through additional volunteer recruitment; and developing strategies to help rebuild and move forward such as fundraising strategies, and developing new delivery plans. To be eligible, applicants will need to have an annual income of less than £250,000. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-relief-community-grants/comic-relief-apply-for-capacity-grant/

 

Consortium for stronger LGBT+ Communities (UK)

Name of Fund: LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme

The Consortium for stronger LGBT+ Communities has announced that due to an overwhelming demand, the LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme is now closed for applications, except those organisations based in Wales or Northern Ireland. The aim of the grant is to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to non-profit groups, organisations or projects that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people. . There are no deadlines for this fund. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been awarded. Grants are for short-term work only and all funds awarded through the programme must be fully spent by 31 May 2021.

https://www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund/

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (UK)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that cultural and heritage institutions, such as theatres, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music venues and independent cinemas can now access a share of £1.57bn that has been made available to help with the impact of Coronavirus. The funding will consist of a mix of grants and low cost loans. The funding will include £120 million to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic. Decisions on awards will be made working alongside expert independent figures from the sector including the Arts Council England and other specialist bodies such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/157-billion-investment-to-protect-britains-world-class-cultural-arts-and-heritage-institutions 

 

DISRUPT 2021 (UK)

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to communities, community organisations, researchers, creatives, artists, charities and arts organisations in the UK to premiere or showcase their work at DISRUPT 2021. DISRUPT 2021 is a digital festival that aims to explore how the performing arts have supported communities during the pandemic and how a year of uncertainty and change has encouraged new and radical ways of working. This could be new and experimental performance-based projects created with, by and for communities during the pandemic; tools and tactics to build skills on new or different ways of working in the performing arts, including practical steps on how communities, artists and organisations can collaborate; and / or projects that explore alternative and more democratic futures for the performing arts. Applications must be co-written by a community partner and a creative partner. The closing date for applications is noon on the 30th January 2021.

https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/disrupt/ 

 

The Foyle Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Small Grants Scheme

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show financial stability and a clear need for their services. Competition for funding is expected to be strong. Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/ 

 

Help Musicians (UK)

Name of Fund:  Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund

The £5million pound Coronavirus Financial Hardship fund has been created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians are currently facing with regard to their mounting household expenses. Eligible musicians can apply for a one-off payment of £500 if they are suffering significant financial hardship.

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu?fbclid=IwAR2U6ED9ZZ9MtjfVeHODR4ZEr2SbrK87oScTeF_Gpt-Ktqka5F5jBp7N5uU

 

The Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Tons of Help

The Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation is launching Tons of Help from Jack and Ada to support those most in need, affected by Coronavirus across London and Birmingham. Grants of £100 for individuals to support essential and basic needs. The foundation commits to funding this programme. Recipients will remain anonymous and their personal details never be published across any of our marketing or to donors. Although case stories will be published on our website/twitter.

To apply, go to www.tonsofhelp.com/apply for full details. To donate to the programme please click here

https://tonsofhelp.com/apply

 

John Lewis Partnership  (UK)

Name of Fund: Community Support Fund

The Community Support Fund is making £1million available to communities across the UK. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours. 

https://waitrose.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/12169 

 

Morrisons Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. In response to this, the Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.

https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/ 

 

Musician Union (UK)

Name of Fund:  Coronavirus Hardship Fund

In response to the widespread cancellation of work that has hit our profession as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Musician Union have set up a £1 million hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.  Grants of £200 are available.

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/hardshipfund 

 

National Emergencies Trust (UK)

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has announced plans to distribute £12 million from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. Just over £2 million of funding will be distributed in a first wave to Disability Action NI and LGBT+ Consortium to support these disproportionately impacted groups which the NET believes may not have received adequate support through the pandemic. Funding will support helpline services and organisations providing specialist advice and hands-on support to at risk individuals. Decisions on how these onward grants will be awarded will be made by people with lived experience of the issues faced. Further funds to be distributed to additional partners and consortia will be announced in the coming weeks.

https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/first-new-charity-partners-to-enhance-support-for-at-risk-groups/ 

 

National Emergencies Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme

A new £350,000 funding scheme has been launched to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to any UK based non-profit groups, organisations or projects that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people. The funding is being made available through the LGBT+ Futures Grant Programme and is financially supported by the National Emergencies Trust. There are no deadlines for this fund. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been awarded. Grants are for short-term work only and all funds awarded through the programme must be fully spent by 31 May 2021.

https://www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund/ 

 

National Lottery Heritage Fund (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot. The aim is to help the UK’s heritage sector respond to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Phase one will see the National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme reopen to applications for grants of between £3,000 and £100,000 as well as offering loans of between £50,000 and £250,000. Phase 2 will start in February 2021 and heritage organisations will be able to apply for grants from £100,000-£250,000 and £250,000-£5 million.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/new-project-funding-and-loans-support-sector-resilience 

 

Neighbourly (UK)

Name of Fund: Neighbourly Community Fund

Giving Platform "Neighbourly" is launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.  Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.

https://www.neighbourly.com/neighbourlycommunityfund

 

Ofcom (UK)

Name of Fund: Community Radio Fund

Community radio stations that are facing severe financial difficulty and are at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis can bid for grants to meet their urgent needs. Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, an additional £200,000 has now been made available for a third funding round in 2020-21 to support community radio stations which are taking steps to tackle loneliness and isolation within their communities. Applicants must be community radio licensees in the UK, and be on air by the time applications are considered. There is a maximum grant amount of £7,500 available in this round. Applications can be submitted until 5pm on the 14th January 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/radio-broadcasters/community-radio-fund

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief (UK)

Name of Fund: Tech for Good Digital Development Fund

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. Over £1 million will be available to individual not for profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop user-centred digital solutions to create more impact for the people they work with. Applications that aim to adapt or re-purpose existing technology are also eligible for funding. The programme aims to fund a portfolio of digital projects at different stages of development, and will support a range of digital interventions. The funding is being made available through the Tech for Good digital development fund 'Build' programme which is being supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief. The closing date for applications is the 12th February 2021.

https://www.phf.org.uk/news/paul-hamlyn-foundation-and-comic-relief-launch-tech-for-good-digital-development-fund-build/

 

Petplan Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose primary focus is the rescue and rehoming of equines. Priority will be given to NEWC members and those smaller organisations that have not received emergency funding from other emergency funds. The average grant is expected to be around £2,500-£3,000. The deadline for the third round of applications is the 15th January 2021.

https://petplancharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19-equine-emergency-fund/ 

 

Prince’s Trust and NatWest (UK)

Name of Fund: The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it.

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/news-views/princes-trust-natwest-enterprise-relief-fund

 

Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have suffered a significant reduction in income due to the pandemic. In addition, organisations will take part in the Time to Shine Leadership Programme to create new jobs within the social sector and to help build resilience. The Foundation has received £5 million in match-funding from the Government’s Community Match Challenge scheme.

https://rankfoundation.com/dcms-funding-scheme/ 

 

Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency and Resilience Funds 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Rank Foundation has temporarily suspended its major grants programme to focus on the immediate operational needs of its network. The Foundation has launched two funds to help existing network and current grant recipients:

Initially, funding will only be available to the Foundation’s RankNet members, but public access may be given at a later date.

https://rankfoundation.com/covid-19-update/

 

Rosa (UK)

Name of Fund - Covid-19 Response Fund

Rosa, a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations, has announced plans to build a Covid-19 response fund that gives multi-year grants to specialist not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised (BME) women across the UK. Rosa aims to raise a minimum of £1 million for this fund to meet the holistic needs of disadvantaged BME women and girls who have been hardest hit by the pandemic such as those with disabilities, older women, LGBTQ+, homeless women, and survivors of gender violence. The Fund will provide a tailored and responsive support package including the opportunity to join an online platform, access online training, take part in smaller discussion groups, and more.

https://rosauk.org/2020/11/24/rosa-builds-next-phase-covid-19-response-for-bme-led-womens-organisations/

 

Seafarers UK (UK)

Name of Fund:  COVID-19 Emergency Fund Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers £2 million UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The new fund is intended for distribution in 2020/2021, with 75% allocated to the international merchant seafaring community and 25% to UK coastal fishing fleets. Grants from Seafarers UK are offered to charities and other organisations providing frontline and support services to merchant seafarers, UK fishers and their families. Applications should be made via email to grants@seafarers.uk. Guidance to applicants is available at www.seafarers.uk or phone 020 7932 0000.

https://www.seafarers.uk/news/new-2-million-fund-from-seafarers-uk-to-help-seafarers-impacted-by-the-covid-19-pandemic/

 

7 Stars Foundation (UK)

From July 2020, UK charities with a turnover of less than £1.5 million per year and who are working with at-risk young people affected by the covid-19 crisis will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £2,500. The funding can be used for overheads, salary costs, and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future. The funding is being made available through the 7Stars Foundation. To apply, applicants are encouraged to email the Foundation.

https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/ 

 

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Response Fund

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has established a £1M COVID-19 Response Fund to provide financial support to UK merchant seafarers and fishers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The response fund will provide support to working age seafarers facing the economic impact of the pandemic, supplementing the Society’s existing annual grant expenditure of £1.4m, which is predominantly focused on providing support to retired seafarers, or those suffering with health issues. The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provides grants to seafarers with at least five years of sea service. For further information contact the charity’s Grants Team by emailing grants@shipwreckedmariners.org.uk or calling 01243 787761.

https://shipwreckedmariners.org.uk/care-and-support/society-launches-1m-covid-response-fund/

 

Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Response Programme 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rank Foundation has launched a new DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation will provide funding in two strands: the Covid-19 Recovery Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for RankNet member organisations with urgent and immediate financial needs as a result of the pandemic. Applications can be made at any time; In addition, organisations can take part in the match funded Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme which expands on the Time to Shine programme to create new jobs within the social sector and to help build resilience is now closed to applications.

https://rankfoundation.com/rank-launches-dcms-covid-19-response-programme/

 

Social Investment Business (UK)

Name of Fund: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund 

Social Investment Business has announced that their Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will close to new applications at 11.59pm on the 31st March 2021. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 with no fees or interest for the first twelve months to social enterprises and charities which are facing financial difficulty and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal business can resume for organisations that are improving people’s lives across the UK. Loans, which are backed by the Government’s existing Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, could be used to cover delays in trade payments, or for business modification to meet increase in service demand. Applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis.

https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund 

 

Support Adoption for Pets (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands)

Name of Fund: Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme

Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount. Funding must have a direct impact on animal welfare and can be used to cover vet bills, boarding costs, food, salaries of animal care staff, utilities and consumables. Priority will be given to organisations whose medium-term survival is at risk. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme/ 

 

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: education relating to non-domestic animals; visual and performing arts; medical research; the relief of disability or severe illness; accommodation of those in need. Funding can be used to cover costs such as staff costs and other overheads, and changes to working practices e.g. laptop purchase and protective equipment. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charity-grants/13-the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk 

 

UK Aid Direct (International) 

Name of Fund: Small Charities Challenge Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, DFID will be prioritising applications that can demonstrate that they are responding to longer term impacts of COVID-19. The fund remains open for applications addressing a wide range of Global Goals in a variety of contexts. However, DFID will expect all applicants to be able to explain: how their project will address anticipated longer term impacts of the virus and outline how the risks of COVID-19 to project delivery could be mitigated as part of their application. The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) will remain open and all applications will be reviewed on a 6-monthly basis. The closing date for the next review of proposals is the 21st March 2021.

https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/ 

 

UK Government (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency support package for charities

The Government has announced a £750 million emergency support package for charities across the UK to ensure they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak. The funding package consists of £360 million direct from government departments to charities such as hospices and victim support charities that are providing vital services and helping vulnerable people through the current crisis; and £370 million for smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund is currently discussing with Government on how best to distribute the funding. The Government also announced the Government will match fund whatever the public decides to donate to the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal on 23 April, starting with a contribution of at least £20 million to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-sets-out-extra-750-million-coronavirus-funding-for-frontline-charities 

 

UK Government Support Packages to Protect UK University Research (UK)

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities. Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistributed by UK Research & Innovation to support research and development. From the autumn, a new research funding scheme will cover up to 80% of universities income losses from a decline in international students through long term, low interest loans, supplemented by a small amount of government grants. Further details, including the conditions attached to the funding, will be available in due course.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-protect-uk-research-jobs-with-major-support-package 

 

UK Research and Innovation (UK)

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting proposals from UK businesses for research projects and related data collection of up to eighteen months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UKRI will support innovative proposals on any topics which gather critical data and resources quickly for future research use and which support the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential. Funding is for new research projects. In addition, researchers holding existing UKRI standard grants can apply to re-purpose existing funding to address the objectives of this call. If a grant is awarded, funding at 80% of the full economic cost will be provided. Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/ 

 

UK Insurance and Long-Term Savings Industry (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Support Fund

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund to help support some of the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis. The Covid-19 Support Fund aims to raise £100 million, with £82.6 million already having been pledged in voluntary contributions from firms within the sector. The Fund will work in partnership with the Charities Aid Foundation, and a network of partners, including the National Emergencies Trust. The key aim is to provide immediate relief to charities affected by Covid-19, as well as a longer-term programme of support for people, communities, and issues where there is the greatest need.

https://www.covid19support.org.uk/

 

The Will Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency Funding

The Will Charitable Trust is currently focussing on providing grants of up to £5,000 to charities in urgent financial need that have previously received support, so that they can concentrate on their response to the difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Further funds will be made available next month for potentially larger awards.

https://www.willcharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19.htm

 

Wolfson Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:Covid-19 Support Fund

The Wolfson Foundation has allocated £10 million to provide unrestricted funding to organisations working in heritage and the arts; and health and disability.  The Foundation is offering to support organisations to responds to their own specific needs – at this critical moment and as they plan for the months to come.  The Foundation is planning  planning to use this funding to support organisations who they have been working with over the past few years (generally through supporting their capital infrastructure projects). The Fund will not be open to speculative applications, and the Foundation will be in contact directly with organisations who are eligible for funding. 

https://www.wolfson.org.uk/10m-covid-19-support-fund/  

 

UK Community Foundations (UK)

Name of Fund:  Infrastructure Fund

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Community Foundations is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations that can help other BAME-led organisations apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £50,000 and £20,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communications; support with monitoring and reporting; the provision of micro grants to enable applications for NET funding through community foundations; and to help build relationships to help community foundations identify and address barriers to funding BAME-led organisations and communities. Applications can be made on a rolling basis and will be considered by an independent panel every week with awards made as quickly as possible thereafter.

https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/news-article/bame-infra-fund 

 

Volant Trust  (UK / International)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Response Fund

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees. The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2021.

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/ 

 

 

England-wide schemes

 

Anglian Water (Egland - Various Locations)

Name of Fund:  Positive Difference Fund

Anglian Water is working with fifteen Community Foundations in the East of England to allocate their £1million Positive Difference Fund to support communities affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable people who are isolated, considered high risk and in need of practical support can apply to their local Community Foundation. Half of the fund is being made available immediately, with the remaining half released later in the year to meet emerging needs from the fallout from the pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £5,000. Projects could include support for foodbanks, services which tackles homelessness, and which provide groceries and/or ready-made meals. Larger grants may be available for groups working in partnership.

https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/in-the-community/charity-work/positive-difference-fund/ 

 

Arts Council England (England)

Name of Fund: Culture Recovery Fund

The UK Government has announced an additional £400 million will be awarded to arts, culture and heritage organisations across England in the form of grants and loans from the Culture Recovery Fund. Funding, which was held back in previous rounds, will be available for Cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of collapse. £300 million in grants and £100 million in loans will be offered to support organisations’ transition back to their usual means of operating from April 2021. The Fund will be administered by the Arts Council England. Further details will be released in due course.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/culture-recovery-fund-more-support-arts-and-culture 

 

Coalfields Regeneration Trust (former Coalmining Areas in England)

Name of Fund: Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has joined forces with Company Shop to launch a new £100,000 fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund will provide grants to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services; etc to support families that are going hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power. The discounts offered means for every £10 spent, a project will typically get £30 in goods (if they purchased these goods directly from the retailer). So for a £2,500 award a project could receive goods up to the value of £7,500. There is a rolling application process, with no application deadline. The programme will close when all of the funds have been allocated. Eligible organisatiosn are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/the-coalfield-food-insecurity-response-fund/ 

 

Department for Education (England)

Name of Fund: Covid Workforce Fund

The Department for Education has announced a short-term Covid Workforce Fund to support schools and colleges facing financial and staffing pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic in England. The Fund is designed to cover costs for mainstream schools with a short-term teacher absence rate at or above 20 per cent, or a lower long-term absence rate at or above 10 per cent. Funding will apply to the current half term, and will be backdated to 1 November 2020. Claims can include the cost of supply teachers and other options such as paying additional hours for teachers who are part time. To be eligible for the funding, schools will also have to show they have used any existing financial reserves first. Guidance on the claims process will be published shortly.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-funding-to-support-schools-and-colleges-during-covid-pandemic 

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (England)

Name of Fund: Youth Covid-19 Support Fund 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced an emergency funding package to protect the immediate future of grassroots and national youth organisations. £16.5 million will be available through the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund for grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations across the UK to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open. The funding will be allocated from the government’s £750 million package of support, of which more than £60 million has already been provided to organisations working with vulnerable children and young people. Further details, including eligibility and how to apply, are due to be announced soon.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-165-million-youth-covid-19-support-fund 

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (England)

The UK Government has announced £7 million of funding to tackle loneliness this winter and will be aimed at those most at risk of loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will be targeted at sectors that are well-known for having the power to bring people and communities together such as the arts, libraries, charities and radio. It will also support cultural organisations, charities and local community groups who are delivering much-needed work to ensure no one feels isolated in their local community. The funding will be distributed via a number of existing schemes such as Arts Council England; the Government’s Loneliness Fund; the Audio Content Fund and the Community Radio Fund.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-75-million-funding-to-tackle-loneliness-during-winter 

 

Department for Education (England)

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which provides peer-to-peer support to help teachers and support workers use technology as effectively as possible to enhance the learning given to pupils at home. The package will also provide eighty grants of £1,000 to Further Education providers, providing additional training and support for mentors and coaches specialising in assisting teachers with remote education.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-remote-education-support-for-schools-colleges-and-teachers 

 

Department for Education (England)

Name of Fund:  COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund

The Department for Education has announced that up to £8 million will be available to provide emergency support for adoptive families affected by the coronavirus. Through the COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund local authorities and regional adoption agencies will be able to pay for therapy for families whose adopted children may have already suffered trauma, and be made more anxious due to social distancing and the uncertainty of the effects of the virus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-adoption-support-fund-scheme-to-help-vulnerable-families 

 

Department for Education (England)

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. The Government has also launched a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help. The £650 million of universal catch-up premium funding will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. The £350 million National Tutoring Programme will comprise of at least 3 parts in the 2020 to 2021 academic year, including a 5-16 programme; a 16-19 fund for school sixth forms, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers; and a reception year early language programme.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium 

 

Department for Education (England)

The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will include digital devices such as laptops and tablets as well as internet access. Laptops and tablets will be provided for disadvantaged families, children and young people who do not currently have access to them. Internet access will be provided through 4G hotspot devices for disadvantaged year 10 pupils, care leavers and young people aged 11 to 19 with a social worker. People aged 16 to 19 without a suitable device for education will be eligible for support through the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. Local authorities, trusts and other relevant organisations overseeing schools and social care can apply. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19 

 

Department for Education (England)

Name of Fund: Wellbeing for Education Return Programme

The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff. This might include the additional pressures some students may be feeling, as well as any emotional response they or their teachers may still be experiencing from bereavement, stress, trauma or anxiety over the past months. The programme will be delivered to nominated staff in schools and colleges by mental health experts via interactive webinars through to March 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/8m-programme-to-boost-pupil-and-teacher-wellbeing 

 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

name of Fund: Zoo Animals Fund

The deadline for applications to the UK Government’s £100 million Zoo Animals Fund has been extended until the 29th January 2021. The fund will provide grants of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Funding will also support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The scheme will run until the end of March 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-apply-for-the-zoos-support-fund 

 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

Dairy Farmers in England can apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the fund is to support those most in need due to a decrease in demand for their products as bars, restaurants and cafes have been forced to close. Eligible dairy farmers will be to entitled to funding which covers 70% of their lost income during April and May 2020 to ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacity without impacting animal welfare. Competition rules for the dairy industry have been temporarily relaxed. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-funding-to-support-dairy-farmers-through-coronavirus 

 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

Name of Fund: Zoo Support Fund

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £14 million fund to support Zoos and Aquariums in England in response to financial losses incurred due to Covid-19.  Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act will be able to bid for grants of up to £100,000 through the Zoo Support Fund. The grant can be used to cover animal care costs that can not be lowered such as keepers’ wages, animal feed and bedding, veterinary care, electricity, and waste removal. In addition, Zoos and Aquariums can apply to a number of other support schemes already available to businesses including business rates relief, the business interruption loan scheme and the job retention scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-zoos-and-aquariums

 

HM Treasury (England)

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local Covid-19 lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks. Payments will be triggered by a national decision to close businesses in a high incidence area. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses that have an annual rent or mortgage bill below £51,000, and pay less business rates will receive £1,000. Each new three-week lockdown period will trigger an additional payment. The funding is available to provide a further safety net to protect jobs, and will be administered by Local authorities.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministers-announce-new-grants-for-businesses-affected-by-local-lockdowns 

 

National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England (England)

Name of Fund: Thriving Communities Fund

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England have announced the launch of a new £1.4 million Thriving Communities Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities across England. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage partnerships led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and organisations working in the arts, nature, sport, financial wellbeing, and health and care to increase social prescribing activities that benefit their communities and provide support for people impacted by Covid-19, particularly Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities. Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 will be available and partnerships will need to provide 20% match funding. The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 8th January 2021.

https://socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/thriving-communities/thriving-communities-fund/ 

 

National Lottery Community Fund (England)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Government’s new £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has opened for applications. The fund which is being administered through the National Lottery Community Fund has two key objectives. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis; and to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services. Charities and not for profit organisations will be able to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 or for grants above £10,000. Decisions on funding will be made within weeks. Applications can be submitted at any time.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/covid-19/learn-about-applying-for-emergency-funding-in-england 

 

National Lottery Community Fund (England)

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a £45 million programme to fund charities, community groups and social enterprises working with people disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. This includes BAME and other communities experiencing health inequalities and people experiencing homelessness. The fund will be distributed through five partnerships, which includes £5million for small and medium organisations supporting migrants and refugees made available by the Barrow Cadbury Trust; £5 million to support small and medium sized homelessness charities and help them adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis made via Homeless Link. A further £5million will be distributed to charities giving welfare advice through the Community Justice Fund. The COVID-19 Social Enterprise Support Fund Partnership will use almost £20 million to provide grants to social enterprise organisations that are best-placed to support local, vulnerable communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Community Led Organisationswho are facing financial difficulties caused by COVID-19 can apply to the COVID-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-07-13/45million-of-national-lottery-covid-funding-for-expert-partnerships-to-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities 

 

Power to Change (England)

Name of Fund: Community Business Crowdmatch

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities which help local people experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change are keen to support new and existing projects in deprived areas, and to work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across England. Funding could be used to support new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save a community space or bridge a funding gap. Applications can be made at any time until all the funding has been awarded.

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-crowdmatch/ 

 

Sanctuary Housing (England - Various Locations)

Name of Fund: Community Investment Fund 

Sanctuary Housing’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England, and is currently prioritising initiatives that are responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19. Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities during the pandemic, including job losses, mental health, money management, social isolation, and health and wellbeing. Funding can also be used to help organisations adapt their service delivery such as moving services online, setting up household and medication delivery services, and distributing activity or food packs for vulnerable families. Interested organisations can discuss their project proposal by contacting Sanctuary Housing.

https://www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/community-investment-fund

 

Sport England (England)

Name of Fund: Active Together Programme

Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through the fundraising platform Crowdfunder. Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis. Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfunder website. They’ll then need to set their crowdfunding target and put in place incentives and rewards. Once 25% of the crowdfunding is met, Sport England will confirm the match funding – up to £10,000 – and can distribute the money within seven days of being raised.

https://www.sportengland.org/news/%C2%A31-million-crowdfunding-support-clubs-and-organisation 

 

Sports England (England)

Name of Fund: Return to Play Fund

Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund, is made up of three parts: a £10m small grants which will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment; a £5m Community Asset Fund that will provide grants ranging in value from £10,001 to £50,000 to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces that can help them welcome back their local community safely; and a £1.5m Active Together fund which is a crowdfunding initiative will help sports clubs and organisations set up their own campaigns to help sustain them through the crisis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds

 

Youth Music Network (England)

Name of Fund:  Emergency Fund

Youth Music have launched an Emergency Fund for music-making organisations affected by the coronavirus. Through this fund grants of up to £10,000 are available.  Priority will be given to people and organisations in the most immediate need.

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-launches-emergency-fund

 

Scotland wide schemes

 

Aberdeenshire Council (Aberdeenshire)

Name of Fund: Community Food Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support local community or resilience groups tackling food security in Aberdeenshire communities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations can apply for funding from Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Food Fund for local projects such as community food growing, community shops, cooking projects, and community kitchens to promote the availability of good quality, affordable food in communities. Funding could be used to cover costs such as white goods, kitchen equipment, accredited training in food hygiene, volunteer expenses, and seeds, plants and gardening equipment. Projects should link to local community planning priorities. Applications can be made at any time, with funding allocated on a first come first served basis.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/community-food-fund?fbclid=IwAR094ycwbFyZhaYgdO0Sgzw7l-NHanKUQB17TVClPhtfOxWoVCUJVElN3xw 

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Creating Sustainable Development

Funding of between £1,000 and £50,000 is available to support arts organisations, cultural agencies, individual artists and creative people from the arts, screen and creative industries who are affected by the coronavirus in Scotland. . The aim of the fund is to allow organisations and individuals to find ways of working in response to the current changing conditions due to coronavirus. A total of £7.5 million has been made available and can support activity for up to twelve months. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/open-fund-sustaining-creative-development

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

The Scottish Government’s £5million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers will re-open for applications at 12noon, Tuesday 10 November 2020. This includes the £4.3million element being delivered by Creative Scotland and partners BECTU, Crafts Council & Craft Scotland, Help Musicians, Society of Authors and Visual Arts Scotland; as well as £700,000 being delivered through Screen Scotland. The Fund is designed to support creative freelancers working in the arts, creative and screen sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/10/hardship-fund-to-reopen-10-nov 

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

The Scottish Government has confirmed how £59 million of unallocated funding will be assigned to support the Culture and heritage sector during the coronavirus pandemic. More than a third (£21.3 million) of the funding will be given to Historic Environment Scotland to support the reopening of its sites across Scotland. A further £15 million will be allocated through a Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund to provide critical support for a range of businesses such as art galleries, studio facilities, comedy venues, large music venues, and nightclubs. The remaining funding will go to support freelancers, heritage organisations, artists, cultural venues, independent cinema and youth arts. Creative Scotland will announce how businesses and individuals can apply for the funding in due course.

https://news.gov.scot/news/supporting-scottish-culture-and-heritage 

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Sustaining Creative Development

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to help the creative and culture sector in Scotland adapt and respond to the current challenging circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, has separate funding strands for Individuals and Organisations to help them to explore new ways of working, take creative risks, think about how to reach audiences in different ways, or look at ways to stabilise existing activity. Freelance and self-employed artists and creative practitioners, and organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries can apply for funding to support activity for up to twelve months.  Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/open-fund-sustaining-creative-development 

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Theatre and Dance Touring Fund

Scotland-based dance and theatre artists, venues, theatres, companies and producers are invited to apply for a share of £600,000 in National Lottery funding for live performance tours from Spring 2021. In this latest round of the Theatre and Dance Touring Fund, applications are invited for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for presentation to live audiences under Covid-19 restrictions. The Fund, administered by Creative Scotland, seeks to support the dance and theatre sector to re-engage with their audiences in innovative ways while still complying with ongoing restrictions. Funding will be provided for the full amount required to produce and tour. The deadline for applications is the 5th February 2021.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/touring-fund 

 

EventScotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Events Recovery Fund

A new £2.75 million fund has been launched by EventScotland and the Scottish Government to help Scotland’s events sector plan and deliver events through to the end of 2021, and to provide support as the industry responds and adapts to the effects of Covid-19. Scotland's Events Recovery Fund aims to help restart the events sector as restrictions are eased, and address additional costs which may be incurred as a result of new hygiene and health and safety requirements. Two funding streams are available to eligible event organisers: grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for smaller community events, and events with existing EventScotland funding offers; and grants of between £5,000 and £35,000 are available for larger scale events supporting the visitor economy. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/scotlands-events-recovery-fund 

 

Faith in Community (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund

Local faith groups and related community organisations in Scotland can apply for small grants of a few hundred pounds to help support families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The focus of the fund is to support people most at risk of becoming disconnected during social distancing by meeting their needs, helping them to maintain safe relationships and allowing neighbours to support each other. This might include the use of online technology to safely connect people together or ensuring the safe delivery of food and essentials.

https://www.faithincommunity.scot/covid19info

 

Foundation Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

The fund has been created to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and recover from the impact. Immediate funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 is available to support constituted community groups and charities that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in their local community. Examples of the type of support available include: mobile phone credit for a youth service provider to give to vulnerable young people so they can stay in touch; supermarket vouchers for foodbanks to hand out in place of goods as their stock becomes limited; additional cash to allow a community run shop to purchase extra stock so they can remain open or add a delivery service.

https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

 

Impact Funding Partners (Glasgow)

Name of Fund: Winter Social Wellbeing Fund 

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to local organisations supporting people in Glasgow City who may be isolated over the winter months. Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have made funding available through the Winter Social Wellbeing Fund for activities which support individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness as well as those most impacted by coronavirus such as women, vulnerable young people, older people, minority ethnic people, disabled people, homeless people, and people with long term health conditions. Activities must be in addition to current service provision and could include delivery of food parcels, online activities, outdoor events, and digital inclusion projects. The Fund will be managed by Impact Funding Partners. The deadline for applications is the 29th January 2021.

https://www.impactfundingpartners.com/open-applications/winter-social-wellbeing-fund-glasgow 

 

The Gannochy Trust (Scotland)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund 

The Gannochy Trust, one of Scotland’s largest independent funders, has launched a £500,000 COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund to help charities working in Perth and Kinross cope during the pandemic. The new fund will provide relief from the financial and operational pressures facing charities during the outbreak, as well as enabling development and delivery of vital support services to people and communities affected by the virus. Small grants will provide up to £10,000 of funding; main grants offer up to £30,000 of financial support; and a major grant can provide up to £50,000. The fund is available from 1st June 2020 and will remain in place until June 2021, or until the allocated funds are exhausted.

https://www.gannochytrust.org.uk/grant-making-news/the-gannochy-trust-launch-covid-19-support-fund-for-local-charities/ 

 

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  COVID-19 Museum Development Fund 

Museums Galleries Scotland has announced that the Museum Galleries Scotland COVID-19 Museum Development Fund is open for applications. Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can now apply for grants of up to £60,000 to enable these organisations to undertake projects that will help them to build their resilience and start to address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. This fund is available to Accredited Scottish museums that have NOT been eligible for the Recovery & Resilience Fund. Projects should focus on re-engaging with communities; developing digital capacity; and workforce capacity and resilience. The closing date for applications in this round is 5pm on the 5th February 2020.

https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/museum-development-fund/ 

 

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Museums Development Fund 

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to Accredited Scottish museums to deliver projects that will help them build resilience and address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Museums Galleries Scotland Covid-19 Museums Development Fund will give priority to projects which aim to re-engage with communities, develop digital capacity, and strengthen workforce resilience and capacity, thereby providing positive outcome for collections, audiences, workforce, and sustainability. This Fund has been opened up for museums that have not been eligible for the Recovery & Resilience Fund or in receipt of Covid response funding from the Scottish Government. The deadline for applications is on the 5th February 2021.

https://museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/covid-19-museum-development-fund/ 

 

Museums, Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Urgent Response COVID-19 Fund

Independent Accredited museums can apply for up to £60,000 to cover core costs if critically affected by loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/urgent-response-covid-19-fund/ 

 

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

Museums Galleries Scotland has launched a £330,000 fund to support museums in Scotland with the costs of re-opening safely while restrictions are still in place due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund will provide grants of up to £7,500 for museums, and up to £10,000 for partnerships, to support the costs of essential adaptations, equipment and training that will ensure the safety and confidence of staff, volunteers and visitors, and enable them to reopen safely in accordance with government guidance. Funding can be used to cover costs such as PPE, screens and barriers, signage, and contactless payment technology. Applications can be made on a rolling basis until all funding has been distributed.

https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/covid-19-adaptation-fund/ 

 

The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Awards for All

Awards for All has relaxed the application criteria for organisations that need help to respond to Covid-19 and will consider an application even if the applicant has already had a National Lottery Awards for All grant for something else (or have had a grant in the last 12 months). Applications will also be dealt with more quickly than normal.  The fund is open to voluntary and community groups and grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-scotland

 

The Paristamen CIO (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Large Grant Programme

The Paristamen CIO’s 2021 large grant programme is now open for applications. This year, the theme of the grant will be “Christian Hope in a Post-Covid Scotland.” Christian charities and churches across Scotland can bid for a one-off grant of £20,000, to support an innovative project that will enable individuals, families and communities to receive emotional and spiritual support during the Coronavirus pandemic, and to spread the notion of hope within the context of the Christian faith. The programme may be of particular interest to Christian charities with expertise in emotional, spiritual and/or mental health work. Funding could be used to cover running costs including staff costs and major PR initiatives to reach participants. The deadline for applications is the 5th February 2021.

http://paristamen.org.uk/?page_id=125 

 

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme, supporting third sector organisations and communities through the transition from lockdown to recovery, is now open for applications. Charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises can apply for funding to provide ongoing crisis support, and plan and implement ways to adapt and become more sustainable. The £25m Scottish Government-funded programme has two strands: the Adapt and Thrive Programme which provides tailored support and funding to organisations so they can operate sustainably post coronavirus and continue to have a positive impact in their communities; and the Communities Recovery Fund, which will support the delivery of services and activities in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID-19, or the creation of new services. Applications can be made at any time.

https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/community-recovery/ 

 

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Third Sector Resilience Fund

The Third Sector resilience fund provides grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 to provide emergency support for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund supports organisations which already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The fund aims to help provide finance to stabilise and manage cash flow during these challenging times. Interest free loans will also be available.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/third-sector-resilience-fund-announced

 

Foundation Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

Foundation Scotland has opened phase 2 of its Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. The Fund supports charities and constituted community groups in Scotland which are helping vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, and to continue providing emergency support for those who need it most. Applications can be submitted at any time but organisations are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience due to limited funds.

https://www.communityfoodandhealth.org.uk/2020/response-recovery-and-resilience-fund/

 

Scottish Government (Scotland)

Name of Fund:Transitional Support Fund

The Scottish Government is making funding of £11.2 million available to support the childcare sector with the cost of safely reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. All private and third sector childcare providers can apply for funding from the Transitional Support Fund to help meet the extra costs incurred to comply with public health guidance such as increased cleaning, investment in additional equipment and developing outdoor space to enable outdoor learning, and adaptations to support social distancing such as changes to entrance and exit areas and additional signage.

https://www.gov.scot/news/support-for-childcare-sector/ 

 

Scottish Government (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Connecting Scotland Programme 

In response to the coronavirus, the Scottish Government has announced a new £5 million programme to offer internet connection, training and support, and laptops or tablets to vulnerable people who are not already online. Through the Connecting Scotland Programme 9000 people who are considered to be clinically high risk, and at risk of isolation and loneliness will be provided with a device with a mobile internet package. For six months they will be paired with a ‘digital champion’ so they can access support and services, and connect with friends and family during the crisis, after which longer term support will be evaluated. Local authorities and the third sector will identify those in need and will distribute equipment, and provide training and support.

https://connecting.scot/ 

 

Youth Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Youth Scotland Action Fund

Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. the purpose of this fund is to enable youth groups to purchase essential items that will enable them to continue working with young people throughout this period of social distancing and restrictions.  Grants of up to £500 are available.

https://www.youthscotland.org.uk/programmes/youth-scotland-action-fund/ 

 

Wales-wide schemes

 

Community Foundation Wales (Wales)

Name of Fund: Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund

The Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund has been created to provide grants of up to £5,000 to Charities, constituted community groups, social enterprises and community/town councils running activities to support the community through the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic in Wales. Support is available to organisations that are adapting their services and support to individuals and families affected by the coronavirus, the types of activities that can be supported include: activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating; Ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained; support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger.

https://communityfoundationwales.org.uk/grants/wales-coronavirus-resilience-fund/

 

Community Foundation Wales (Wales)

Name of Fund: Voluntary Services Emergency Fund

The purpose of this fund is to enable those providing vital support to groups such as: people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc so that they can be supported during this time.   Grants will support not for profit organisations working at a community scale up to a national level in Wales and can be between £10,000 – £100,000. Initial funding will be for up to six months; however, this may change depending on how the crisis develops.

https://wcva.cymru/funding/volunteering-wales-grants-scheme/

 

The Moondance Foundation (Wales)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Relief Fund 

The Covid-19 Relief Fund has been created to help Welsh charities continue with their operations during the Covid-19 crisis. Funding is available to registered charities working in Wales to help with any of the following: Staff Retention; Current activities and services in jeopardy; Evolution of services to adapt to the current crisis. Moondance encourages only those who are truly in need to apply. 

https://www.moondancecovid19relieffund.com/ 

 

National Lottery Community Fund (Wales)

Name of Fund: Supporting Great Ideas Fund

Community organisations and registered charities in Wales can now apply for a share of £1.5 million. Support is available for innovative projects that encourage positive social change. Grants are awarded for up to five years and can fund project activities, operating costs and organisational development costs. To be eligible, projects must be supporting organisations to adapt or diversify to respond to new and future challenges; supporting communities adversely affected by COVID-19; and supporting communities and organisations to become more resilient to help them to respond better to future crises. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s - Supporting Great Ideas Fund. Projects must have a minimum value of £10,001 and no maximum grant amount is specified. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/supporting-great-ideas 

 

Sports Wales (Wales)

Name of Fund: Be Active Wales Fund

Sports Wales have launched a £4 million fund to help protect Grassroots sports clubs and community organisations in Wales that are at risk of closing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and help them prepare to re-start activities safely. The Be Active Wales Fund has two main priorities: to ‘protect’ clubs and organisations that are at immediate financial risk and need support by providing grants of between £300 and £5,000; and ‘prepare’ by providing grants of between £300 and £50,000 to help groups restart, respond to, or grow participation. Organisations that receive grants over £5,000 will need to contribute 15% which could be from the club's own funds, or grants from elsewhere. The funding is being made available from the Welsh Government and from the National Lottery.

https://www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund/ 

 

Sport Wales (Wales)

Name of Fund:  Be Active Wales Fund

Not-for-profit sport clubs and organisations delivering community sport and physical activity can apply for funding of between £300 and £50,000 to address inequality in access to sport and improve the sustainability of community sport. This can include improving and adapting facilities, using technology to engage more participants, upskilling of volunteers, and targeting underrepresented groups, etc. The funding is being made available through the Sport Wales’s new Be Active Wales Fund. There is no closing date for applications which can be submitted at any time.

https://www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund/progress-grant-be-active-wales-fund/ 

 

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (Wales)

Name of Fund:  Voluntary Services Recovery Fund

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has launched a new fund to focus on reducing inequalities across society which have emerged from the coronavirus pandemic, and to ensure a fair and just recovery. Charities and other voluntary sector organisations in Wales can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 from the Voluntary Services Recovery Fund to enable them to continue to deliver essential services to communities, to adapt to meet new needs and respond to new challenges, for example relating to mental health and social well-being. Funding is being made available by the Welsh Government and is primarily focused on revenue funding, however, requests can be made for purchases of smaller capital equipment such as PPE, screens etc. Applications can be made at any time. 

https://wcva.cymru/voluntary-services-recovery-fund-now-open/

 

Welsh Government (Wales)

Name of Fund: Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grants

Freelancers working in the cultural and creative sectors in Wales that have been forced to cease work and/or face difficultly restarting because of the impact of Covid-19 restrictions will be able to apply for a share of £7 million in funding. Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grants will provide funding of up to £2,500 to freelancers whose work has direct creative/cultural outcomes in the sub sectors of the arts, creative industries, arts and heritage events, and culture and heritage who are facing financial challenges due to loss of earnings as a result of the pandemic. Funding is provided by the Welsh Government and will provide support during the period from April 2020 to March 2021. Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

https://gov.wales/wales-launches-fund-support-creative-freelancers-affected-covid-19 

 

 

Northern Ireland-wide schemes

Arts Council Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund: The Artists Emergency Programme 

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened a funding programme to support artists and performers during the COVID-19 crisis. The Artists Emergency Programme (AEP), worth £500,000, offers freelance artists, creative practitioners and performers the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £5,000 each.

http://artscouncil-ni.org/news/arts-council-opens-emergency-programme-for-artists-and-performers

 

The Halifax Foundation (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund: Small Community Grants Programme

In response to the coronavirus, The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is making emergency funding available to registered charities and constituted groups which have been adversely affected by the crisis. The Small Community Grants Programme will provide funding of up to £2,500 to help organisations react to the pandemic, prepare to reopen or adapt services accordingly, and to restore/renew in order to enable ongoing service provision. Funding can be used for projects which must commence within the next three months, and can be used to cover core costs such as salaries, administrative costs and general running costs of projects. Organisations must have an income of less than one million. Applications can be made on a rolling basis.

https://www.halifaxfoundationni.org/programmes/community-grant-programme 

 

Sport Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund: Sports Sustainability Fund

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new £25 million Sports Sustainability Fund has been launched to help recognised governing bodies of sport and clubs which have been financially impacted by the crisis. The Fund, which will be administered by Sport Northern Ireland, will provide much needed support to alleviate financial hardship caused by lost income as a result of lockdown and ongoing restrictions, and enable governing bodies and their affiliated clubs and sporting organisations to plan and prepare to increase opportunities for participation in sport, recreation and community use following the end of restrictions. An online information workshop to answer questions on the application process will be held on the 6th January 2021. The deadline for applications is 3pm on the 11th January 2021.

http://www.sportni.net/funding/our-funding-programmes/sports-sustainability-fund/

 

Regional and Local Schemes

South West

 

Devon Community Foundation (Devon)

Name of Fund: Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

The Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund has been set up to support local charities and community organisations across Devon who are supporting vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The fund will continue to evolve and currently supports the following: Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained; Groups that support vulnerable people self-isolating; foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger; Community response coordination; Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations; additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community; Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support.

http://devoncf.com/apply/applying-devon-coronavirus-response-recovery-fund/ 

 

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (Dorset)

Name of Fund:  Safer Dorset Fund Covid-19 Grant

The Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a new funding scheme to support charities affected by the Covid-19 health crisis. Charities are being invited to apply for up to £5,000 from the Safer Dorset Fund Covid-19 Grant.  The funding can be used either as an emergency stop-gap for charities struggling financially due to the effects of Covid-19, for them to help with the emergence of new issues due to Covid-19 and social isolation measures, or for issues which arise as the UK begins recovering after the lockdown measures are lifted.

https://www.dorset.pcc.police.uk/working-in-partnership/safer-dorset-fund-community-grant/

 

Gloucestershire Community Foundation (Gloucestershire)

Name of Fund:  Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

The Gloucestershire Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims that are based and working in Gloucestershire. The initial focus of the fund is on providing emergency grants to coordinated volunteer programmes, and those picking up extra demand such as foodbanks, counselling services, advice organisations and befriending services, who will play a key role in helping the most vulnerable people in the community who have been impacted as a result of the virus.

https://www.gloucestershirecf.org.uk/news/gloucestershire-coronavirus-emergency-response-fund-news

 

Quartet Community Foundation (South West)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Recovery and Stabilisation Grant Programme

Registered charities, voluntary and community groups, Community Interest Companies, and town and parish councils can apply for funding to enable ongoing service provision to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by coronavirus in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. Through the Coronavirus Recovery and Stabilisation Grant Programme, the Quartet Foundation will provide grants of up to £10,000 for core and project costs for activities that will help organisations recover. This might include adapting new ways of working and developing collaborate work with other organisations. To be eligible, organisations must either build resilience and capacity within deprived local communities, provide early intervention and preventative work with people at risk, or support people in crisis. Applications can be made at any time.

https://quartetcf.org.uk/grant-programmes/coronavirus-recovery-and-stabilisation/ 

 

Quartet Community Foundation (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Response Fund

The Coronavirus Response Fund is available to small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims that are working in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. The following activities will be a priority for this grant programme: Direct and immediate practical support for vulnerable groups; Volunteer capacity to organisations delivering support to the above groups; Providing the above groups with access to necessary resources; Initiatives to reduce isolation and vulnerability. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for single organisations and up to £20,000 for partnerships.

https://quartetcf.org.uk/grant-programmes/coronavirus-response-fund/ 

 

Somerset Community Foundation (Somerset)

Name of fund: Somerset Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund

The fund aims to provide grants of up to £10,000 to local charities, community organisations, social enterprises and parish or town councils that are assisting the county’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The following are examples of some of the work that can be funded: Ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and welfare is maintained; activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services; activities that support vulnerable people that are self-isolating; foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship.

https://quartetcf.org.uk/grant-programmes/coronavirus-recovery-and-stabilisation/ 

 

Wiltshire Community Foundation (Wiltshire)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Response Grants

The Coronavirus Response Grant provides funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help them to respond to the immediate needs arising in the community as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Applications can be for any reasonable costs related to relieving the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This can include: core costs (provided there is a direct link to the coronavirus impact); capital costs; other revenue costs including salaries, training, equipment, insurance or volunteer costs.

https://www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/Corona%20Response%20Grants#overlay-context=user

 

South East

Berkshire Community Foundation (Berkshire)

Name of Fund: Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Funding 

The Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations who are either affected by or are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding will be available to help organisations respond better and will help meet needs arising as a result of the crisis. Priority will be given to organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated, including: Older people; People with physical or learning disabilities; People with mental health needs; People on low incomes; Families with young children.

https://www.berkshirecf.org/

 

Centre for Sustainable Energy (South East)

Name of Fund: Power Partners

Round 3 of the Power Partners fund from UK Power Networks provides grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 to community groups and not-for-profit organisations for initiatives that combat fuel poverty and support people in vulnerable circumstances and those most affected by Covid-19. In light of the Covid19 crisis, this round of the Power Partners funding has been specifically repurposed to support organisations who have found new ways to provide vital support for vulnerable members of communities and help people facing fuel poverty, particularly during the current restrictions.

https://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/2450

 

Community Foundation for Buckinghamshire (Buckinghamshire)

Name of Fund: Heart of Bucks – National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal

The fund has been established to support not-for-profit organisations who work for the benefit of Buckinghamshire residents (excluding Milton Keynes) with projects/activities that alleviate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Bucks and support the most vulnerable in the community. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. To be eligible projects must benefit one or more of the following groups: People aged over 70, or living in a care setting; People with a weakened immune system or long-term health condition; People with a mental health condition; People who are isolated and with limited support networks; People who are on a low or insecure income; Volunteers assisting with the relief efforts in Bucks (including local ‘hubs’);  Destitute refugees and asylum seekers staying in Bucks

https://heartofbucks.org/net-coronavirus-appeal/

 

Hertfordshire Community Foundation (Hertfordshire)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Relief Fund for Hertfordshire

The Coronavirus Relief Fund for Hertfordshire will provide grants of up to £2,000 to charities and community groups working with those considered to be most vulnerable during the Covid-19 outbreak. The programme will adapt to the needs of the communities as they change in response to the outbreak. Currently the focus is to provide emergency funding. Priority for funding will be given to organisations providing services and support to older and vulnerable people as well as those with low and insecure incomes. Applications are also welcomed from groups applying to support people of all ages with mental health issues.

http://www.hertscf.org.uk/coronavirus-disaster-relief-fund-appeal

 

Milton Keynes Community Foundation (Milton Keynes)

Name of Fund:  MK Emergency Appeal Fund

The MK Emergency fund has been launched to provide grants of up to £2,000 to Charities, Community groups and other not for profit organisations operating in the Milton Keynes area, that have either been affected by COVID 19 or that are supporting people directly affected by the virus. Support is available for: activities that help vulnerable people; community response coordination, volunteer costs, foodbanks and organisations working to combat child hunger and poverty; core costs for organisations providing support to vulnerable groups; domestic abuse organisations during self-isolation periods.

https://www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/mk-emergency-appeal-criteria

 

Shanly Foundation (South East)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

Local charities, groups and not-for-profit organisations supporting other Covid-19 initiatives in parts of the South East can apply for a share of £150,000 for activities that are directly related to the fight against Covid-19 and those most vulnerable to it. Funding is available to areas where the Foundation most operates. This includes: Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire.

https://www.shanlyfoundation.com/about-us/

 

London

 

John Lyon’s Charity (London)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund 

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s Covid-19 School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current Government Guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London. Costs could include sessional staffing costs, transport for children with special needs and/or disabilities, digital delivery, equipment, and food during activities. Applications for the February Half-term Holiday 2021 must be submitted by the 18th January 2021.

http://jlc.london/grants/which-grant-fund-should-i-apply-to/school-holiday-activity-fund/ 

 

Pathways (Ealing and Brentford)

Name of Fund:Covid–19 Emergency Grant

Pathways has launched a Covid–19 Emergency Grant to help support local charities working with vulnerable communities impacted by Covid–19. The funding can be used for any costs which will help deliver a service to support and assist vulnerable people, impacted by Covid-19. For example: staffing, volunteer expenses, equipment, food, essential supplies, communications, travel costs, support for those who are self-isolating and any other essential costs which will support those impacted. The applicants must be a registered charity.  Grants of up to £1,500 are available.  Applications can be submitted at any time.

https://www.yourpathways.org.uk/grants/covid-19-emergency-grant-application-form/

 

East of England

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (Cambridge and Cambridgeshire)

Name of Fund: Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund

The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people (aged 60 and over) and other vulnerable people (high risk, pre-existing medical conditions), as a result of the continuing threat of Covid-19. This will include; the need for self-isolation, financial hardship, potential for hunger, lack of shelter, further exacerbation of health issues, loneliness and isolation of these people. The application process should take between 5 and 10 days.

http://www.cambscf.org.uk/cambridgeshire-coronavirus-community-fund.html

 

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (Cambridgeshire)

Name of Fund: Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund 

Grants of between £5,000 and £14,999 are available to community-focused not-for-profit organisations that are helping the most vulnerable communities in Cambridgeshire to recover from and adapt to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Charities, community groups, parish and town councils, social enterprises, schools, and other not-for-profit organisations that have lost income due to the crisis can apply for funding from the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund – Recovery Grants to help them to adapt their operations, services and working practices, and continue to support vulnerable people experiencing hardship as a result of the crisis. The Fund is particularly keen to support projects helping BAME communities, young people, those affected by domestic violence, people with disabilities, and projects which support mental health and wellbeing. The deadline for applications is the 1st February 2021.

https://www.cambscf.org.uk/cambridgeshire-coronavirus-community-fund.html 

 

Essex Community Foundation (Essex)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme

Grants of up to £15,000 are available through the Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme to help voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep vital services running. Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organisations helping to relieve pressure on public services and those co-ordinating a local community response.

https://www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/grants/grants

 

Fowler Smith Charities (Essex)

Fowler Smith Charities (FSC) incorporates three Trusts that award grants to projects within Essex. FSC have been able to offer over £100,000 to local charities and groups to help with the immediate effects of the Pandemic. Organisations that would like to discuss a potential application, should email FSC and they will call back.

https://fsjtrust.org.uk/ 

 

Norfolk Community Foundation (Norfolk)

Name of Fund: Winter Resilience Fund

Charities, voluntary and community groups, churches, parish/town councils, and social enterprises can apply for funding of up to £5,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in Norfolk affected by coronavirus during the coming winter months. The Norfolk Community Foundation’s Norfolk Winter Resilience Fund will support groups and activities that will help those facing very real challenges as the weather gets colder; including the frail and elderly, disabled people, people with chronic medical conditions, and the homeless. Funding could be used to help reduce isolation, provide food supplies or warm clothing, and help vulnerable people access local services and information. Funding must be spent by the 31st March 2021, and can also assist immediate community action where local outbreak restrictions are imposed. Applications can be accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funding-support/grants/groups/norfolk-winter-resilience-fund/ 

 

Plunkett Foundation and Hopkins Homes (East of England)

Name of Fund: Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support established and new community businesses in the East of England through the current pandemic. The funding is being made available through a partnership between East Anglian housebuilder Hopkins Homes and national charity the Plunkett Foundation. As well as funding, the scheme is also providing free support and expertise from the charity’s central support service and network of advisors. Grants of £200 to £1,000 will be made available until the end of March 2021. The grant scheme may close before March, if all the funding has been allocated before this time.

https://plunkett.co.uk/hopkins-plunkett-communities-scheme-extended-in-east-of-england/

 

Suffolk Community Foundation (Suffolk)

Name of Fund: Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund

The Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support charity groups and community organisations throughout Suffolk, to reach the most vulnerable during this pandemic. The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, and the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation.

https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/suffolk-coronavirus-community-fund/

 

West Midlands

 

Birmingham Airport Community Trust (West Midlands)

Name of Fund: Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund 

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for local projects which benefit the community and environment through heritage conservation, environment improvement, sport, recreation and other leisure activities, and which improve health and wellbeing. For this round of funding, the Trustees will particularly welcome applications from those organisations in Birmingham City and Solihull working to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local communities. Priority will be given to projects where the Trustees can see evidence that organisations have made efforts to raise funds from their own resources. The deadline for applications is the 26th February 2021.

https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/about-us/community-and-environment/community-investment/community-trust-fund/

 

Central England Co-operative (Central England)

Name of Fund: Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support for charities, community groups, and local good causes suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic. Grants of between £100 to £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to employees and members of Central England Co-operative for projects which help local communities deal with the impact of Covid-19. The aim of the fund will be to reduce the potential for loneliness and feeling of isolation of vulnerable people, ensuring their mental health and wellbeing is maintained. Funding will also provide emergency support such as foodbanks. The Society will consider funding a defined part of a larger project, such as the refurbishment of premises. The deadline for applications is the 31st DJanuary 2021.

https://www.centralengland.coop/community-covid/ 

 

Heart of England Community Foundation (Coventry and Warwickshire)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Resilience Fund

Constituted groups based in the West Midlands can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to help those most affected get the support that they need. The fund is open to groups who are providing (but not limited to) the following services: Food banks or social eating projects; Delivery of emergency food/medicine parcels to those isolated due to the virus; Street pastors or those engaging in outreach activities; Befriending services supporting the elderly or vulnerable through isolation.

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coronavirus-resilience-fund/ 

 

Heart of England Community Foundation (Coventry and Warwickshire)

Name of Fund:  Coventry Building Society Fund

Charities, and constituted voluntary and community groups can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to support projects addressing local needs in Coventry and Warwickshire during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Coventry Building Society Fund, The Coventry Building Society Foundation (CBSF) are providing small grants of up to £2,000, and large grants of up to £10,000 for projects which provide support such as mental health and bereavement support, domestic violence support (including women’s refuges), and isolation / befriending / listening services for disadvantaged groups including the vulnerable and elderly. Funding can cover project costs such as salary, equipment or volunteer costs, and capital costs such as computers. The CBSF is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coventry-building-society-foundation/ 

 

Heart of England Community Foundation (Coventry and Warwickshire)

Name of Fund: Coventry 2021 Coronavirus Resilience Fund

The Coventry 2021 Coronavirus Resilience Fund has been created to support those artists across Coventry and Warwickshire that have been hit the hardest by the cancelling of public events. Funding of up to £1,000 is available to arts organisations and grants of up to £500 are available to individual artists. Organisations will need to provide details about the impact that Covid-19 has had on their work. As an individual artist evidence of cancellation of work or proof of loss of earnings will be required.

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coventry-2021-coronavirus-resilience-fund/

 

Herefordshire Community Foundation (Herefordshire)

Name of Fund: NET Coronavirus Appeal Fund

The NET Coronavirus Appeal Fund has been created to provide grants of up to £5,000 to Voluntary and community organisations including registered charities, CIO’s, CIC’s and parish and town councils that are supporting vulnerable members of the community during the Coronavirus crisis. The funding aims to help organisations that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to make sure health and well-being are maintained; relieve pressure on local statutory services; support vulnerable people self-isolating; Foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger. Organisations or informal groups that have been specifically established to respond to the crisis.

https://www.herefordshirecf.org/

 

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (Northamptonshire)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

The fund will provide grants of up to £3,000 to local charities and community groups that are supporting local people who have been affected by the social and economic impact of the Coronavirus. To be eligible projects must meet one of the following criteria: Groups working directly with vulnerable communities and their carers; Organisations providing direct services and support to people with low and insecure incomes and those working with school-age children in disadvantaged communities where schools have been closed; Local charities and community organisations whose operations and finances have been affected so they can recover and continue their activities once the outbreak eases.

http://www.ncf.uk.com/about-us/latest-news/coronavirus-response-and-recovery-fund-to-applications

 

Staffordshire Community Foundation (Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Grants

The aim of the fund is to support charities and other not for profit organisations operating in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created. To be eligible to apply organisations need to be supporting members of the community in this first phase. Grants are not intended to replace loss of income but is more to help with the costs of providing a vital service. Three tiers of grants are available: Up to £1,000, most grants are expected to fall into this category; £1,000 to £5,000, a more detailed project plan is required for these grants; £5,000 +, these grants have a more strategic aim and applicants will need to contact the foundation to discuss the project before applying.

https://staffsfoundation.org.uk/grants/covid-19-emergency-grants/#1585662715971-0fc711f4-30c9

 

Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire)

Name of Fund: Covid - 19 Emergency Fund

The Covid-19 Emergency Fund has been introduced to support charities and not for profit organisations in Merseyside, North West and Cheshire (west of the M6). The fund will provide help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the virus, it will also help charities experiencing a loss of fundraising revenue to stay in business.

https://www.tfaforms.com/4811567 

 

The Cadent Foundation (North West, West Midlands, East of England and North London)

Cadent Foundation, a new charitable foundation funded by the UK’s biggest gas network, has committed £240,000 to help food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network as they seek to support people affected by coronavirus.  The Foundation also makes grants to UK charities or groups with charitable purposes to fund projects, up to £100,000 that have a positive impact to people, the environment and communities.

https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation#grants

 

Wesleyan Foundation (West Midlands and Warwickshire)

Name of Fund:  Large Grants Fund

Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises with an income of less than £500,000 can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Funding from the Wesleyan Foundation Large Grants Fund will support projects that help to help combat loneliness amongst the vulnerable and elderly, provide mental health and domestic violence support and help people get back to work through reskilling and travel schemes. Funding can be used for a wide range of purposes including consumables, and project or activity costs such as pilot projects, salaries, equipment or volunteer costs. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/wesleyan-foundation-grants/ 

 

William A Cadbury Charitable Trust (West Midlands)

The William A Cadbury Charitable Trust exists to support the welfare and well-being of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the West Midlands. In response to the coronavirus, for the time being the Trust has cancelled its May meeting and will respond on an ad hoc basis to grant applications from charitable organisations in Birmingham and the surrounding areas which are dealing with the direct and indirect consequences of the pandemic. Applications can be submitted online at any time.

https://wa-cadbury.org.uk/covid-19/

 

East Midlands

 

Central England Co-operative (Central England)

Name of Fund: Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support for charities, community groups, and local good causes suffering financial hardship due to the pandemic. Grants of between £100 to £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to employees and members of Central England Co-operative for projects which help local communities deal with the impact of Covid-19. The aim of the fund will be to reduce the potential for loneliness and feeling of isolation of vulnerable people, ensuring their mental health and wellbeing is maintained. Funding will also provide emergency support such as foodbanks. The Society will consider funding a defined part of a larger project, such as the refurbishment of premises. The deadline for applications is the 31st DJanuary 2021.

https://www.centralengland.coop/community-covid/ 

 

East Midlands Airport (East Midlands)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Relief Fund

East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items that were in ‘high demand, groups making scrubs for the NHS, groups helping the elderly, provided bikes for key workers so they can continue to get to work without having to use public transport, and a range of other great causes. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/community/supporting-the-local-community/charitable-giving/ 

 

Foundation Derbyshire (Derbyshire)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Fund

The fund has been established to support community groups and organisations working to tackle the impact of the Coronavirus in Derbyshire. The initial focus of the fund will be to provide emergency grants of up to £1,000 to Food banks (that may be experiencing a fall in food donations and/or increases in demand) and befriending services, who will play a key role in helping those in self-isolation. Grants of up to £5000 are also available from the Coronavirus Response General Grants programme. This funding is available to community groups and infrastructure and front-line delivery organisations involved in the supply and delivery of food and/or services to those who are medically, socially or financially vulnerable. A small number or larger strategic grants are also available to organisations that have capacity to deliver the above on a multi-district/county wide basis

https://foundationderbyshire.org/foundation-derbyshires-coronavirus-fund/

 

Leicestershire County Council (Leicestershire)

Name of Fund:  Communities Fund

Applications are invited to the third round of Leicestershire County Council’s Communities Fund to help voluntary and community sector organisations respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of £600,000 is being made available in this round to help charities, community groups, social enterprises, parish and town councils, and other not-for-profit organisations adapt their service delivery, and continue to provide essential services for vulnerable people and communities in Leicestershire. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £15,000 to support the welfare, mental health and wellbeing of people affected by the pandemic, which could include projects to reduce isolation and loneliness. Funding can be used to cover costs such as core costs, extra staffing, equipment, and digital inclusion. The deadline for applications is the 22nd January 2021.

https://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/communities-fund-round-3.html 

 

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Support Fund

The Coronavirus Support Fund provides grants of between £500 and £2,500 to constituted charitable and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, working with local people facing the most hardship in the pandemic. Priorities of the fund at this stage are for organisations providing direct services for: Older people (over the age of 70) adversely affected by the pandemic; Vulnerable people with medical conditions adversely affected by the pandemic and people who are isolated and lack a support network.

https://www.llrcommunityfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-funds/coronavirus-support-fund-net/ 

 

Leicestershire County Council (Leicestershire)

Name of Fund: Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund

Leicestershire County Council has launched a £750,000 fund to help rural businesses and independent retail businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund, small businesses from every sector within the county with fifty employees or less can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help them survive the downturn by, for instance, developing online sales and diversifying into new product areas. The scheme will provide 50% grant support through money secured from the Leicester and Leicestershire Business Rates Pool, with the applicant providing the other 50% as match funding. Priority will be given to businesses who haven’t received funding from other sources. The closing date for applications is the 1st June 2021 but is subject to available funding.

http://www.oakleaves.org.uk/leicestershire-business-recovery-fund.html 

 

Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)

Name of Fund: Prevention Fund 2020/2021

Voluntary and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can apply for a share of £100,000 to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by Covid-19. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire’s Prevention Fund 2020/2021 has been expanded to include applications which can support the welfare and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by the crisis and to allow organisations to continue to deliver much needed emergency support within their communities. Projects which mobilise resources and have  a positive impact on the challenges posed by Covid-19 will be of particular interest. Grants of up to £25,000 are available from the fund which has already invested £250,000 into communities affected by the crisis.  There are no application deadlines and applications can be made at any time.

https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Planning-and-Money/Commissioning/Current-Funding-Available/PCCs-Prevention-Fund-2020-21.aspx 

 

Nottinghamshire County Council (Nottinghamshire)

Name of Fund: Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund

This is a £1million pound fund that has been created to help communities as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months. The fund aims to support local charities and community organisations that are delivering essential services to vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by COVID-19. Nottinghamshire charities and voluntary groups can now apply for a grant of anywhere between £200 to £10,000 to deliver projects or services  that directly help vulnerable people affected by the effects of COVID-19, such as by providing access to food, toiletries, necessities, as well as projects to help vulnerable people in isolation; and Projects that are already set up and helping vulnerable people.

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/business-community/community-and-voluntary-sector/supporting-voluntary-sector/covid-19-community-fund

 

Yorkshire and Humberside

Community Foundation for Calderdale (Calderdale)

Name of Fund: The Community Resilience Fund

The Community Resilience Fund has been launched to support local charities on the front line that are helping those most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and will provide grants of up to £3,000 to help support the most vulnerable in Calderdale.

https://www.cffc.co.uk/

 

Leeds Community Foundation (Leeds)

Name of Fund: Resilience Fund

The Leeds Community Foundation has made emergency funding of over £450,000 available to charities and community groups to help vulnerable and isolated people affected by the coronavirus. The purpose of the Resilience Fund is to provide financial support to organisations in Leeds which are facing hardship, ensuring their vital work continues. Funding can cover costs such as core costs, volunteer expenses, and staff and transport costs. Initially, funding will be provided to organisations already known to the Foundation. A second round of funding to support a wider group of organisations will open at a later date. Applications can be made at any time.

https://leedscf.org.uk/general-news/resilience-fund-launched-to-support-communities

 

Ørsted (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk)

Name of Fund: East Coast Community Fund 

Charities, community groups, and local councils on the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk coasts can apply for funding from renewable energy company Orsted’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund. In response to the Coronavirus small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, and larger grants of between £5,001 and £50,000 are available, to support organisations who are looking to provide essential support and services to directly facilitate in the recovery from Covid-19, or who have lost significant core income and require financial assistance to recover quickly. The deadline for applications is the 3rd February 2021.

https://www.grantscape.org.uk/fund/eastcoastcommunityfund/ 

 

Sir George Martin Trust (West and North Yorkshire)

Name of Fund: Fast Grants

During April and May, the Sir George Martin Trust will focus its giving on grants to locally based, registered charities and churches that are helping vulnerable members of their community through the Coronavirus crisis. The trust will only be providing Fast Grants of up to £500 for small, frontline organisations which are providing immediate help in disadvantaged communities. Funding will be awarded to registered charities and churches which are located and working in West Yorkshire.

https://www.sirgeorgemartintrust.org.uk/

 

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (South Yorkshire)

Name of fund: Covid-19 Response Fund

The Covid-19 Response Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises based in South Yorkshire that are providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated in he community including: older people, those with disabilities, those with mental health needs, those on a low income and families with young children.

https://www.sycf.org.uk/apply/south-yorkshire/covid-19-response-fund/

 

George Martin Trust (West and North Yorkshire)

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, for the next few months the Sir George Martin Trust will focus its giving on grants to locally based, registered charities and churches that are helping vulnerable members of their community through the Coronavirus crisis.  During April and May the Sir George Martin Trust will only be providing Fast Grants up to £500 for small, frontline organisations which are providing immediate help in disadvantaged communities.

https://www.sirgeorgemartintrust.org.uk/ 

 

North West

Cheshire West and Chester Council (North West)

Cheshire West and Chester Council have launched a £500,000 Community Response Fund to help voluntary organisations, community groups, and small charity or not-for-profit organisations continue to provide much needed support to communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications for funding of £500 or over will be considered, and it is expected that most grants will be in the region of £2,000. Groups must show that they are providing a service or initiative that benefits others in their community in response to the crisis. The Council have put £250,000 into the fund, and an extra £250,000 has been donated by the Westminster Foundation. Applications can be made at any time, and the Trust aims to respond within seven days.

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news-and-views/incidents/coronavirus-covid-19/how-you-can-help/funding-for-community-initiatives.aspx 

 

Cumbria Community Foundation (Cumbria)

Name of Fund: Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund

The fund provides grants to charitable groups and organisations that are providing service and support to individuals and families affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants are available to support the following: activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating; community response coordination; volunteer costs; additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community; foodbanks and organisations working to combat child hunger; counter the loss of contract income and fundraising for organisations providing support for vulnerable groups.

https://www.cumbriafoundation.org/fund/covid19-response-fund/

 

PH Holt Foundation (Merseyside)

Small and medium sized charities can apply for emergency funding of up to £10,000 to keep vital services running and continue to deliver assistance to people affected by the coronavirus in Merseyside. The PH Holt Foundation will provide funding to help activities that support local community needs, keep services running, support marginalised or excluded groups, and to help services adapt to new conditions. Grants can be used for emergency provisions for beneficiaries such as food or hygiene products, salary and volunteer costs, equipment, resources, rent/utility costs, training, and running costs. Charities must have an income of under £500,000. Requests for larger grants may be considered. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

https://phholtfoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/ 

 

Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire)

Name of Fund: Covid - 19 Emergency Fund

The Covid-19 Emergency Fund has been introduced to support charities and not for profit organisations in Merseyside, North West and Cheshire (west of the M6). The fund will provide help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the virus, it will also help charities experiencing a loss of fundraising revenue to stay in business.

https://www.tfaforms.com/4811567 

 

North East

Ballinger Charitable Trust (North East England)

Name of Fund: Small Grants for Covid-19 response

The Ballinger Charitable Trust is currently focussing its grant making on providing small grants of up to £1,000 to support those organisations that are actively responding to help communities in the North East of England. Current priority areas for grant making will include support of older people, hospital discharges, tackling domestic abuse, and food and fuel support of local community families in disadvantaged areas.

https://www.ballingercharitabletrust.org.uk/

 

The Cadent Foundation (North West, West Midlands, East of England and North London)

Cadent Foundation, a new charitable foundation funded by the UK’s biggest gas network, has committed £240,000 to help food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network as they seek to support people affected by coronavirus.  The Foundation also makes grants to UK charities or groups with charitable purposes to fund projects, up to £100,000 that have a positive impact to people, the environment and communities.

https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation#grants

 

Darlington Borough Council (Darlington)

Name of Fund: Darlington Covid Fund

Darlington Borough Council has launched a special fund in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation to help organisations that are providing support and services to the most vulnerable in Darlington during the COVID-19 crisis; and to help support organisations that are financially challenged as a result of the Covid-19 crisis to survive. Grants are available of up to £10,000 although it is envisaged that the majority of grant awards will be around £5,000.

https://www.cdcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/grants-for-groups/darlington-covid-fund/