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 3rd December 2021.

 

New this Month

 

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

Name of Fund:  Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Emergency Resource Support

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Emergency Resource Support has re-opened to help heritage organisations at imminent risk of closure return to financial viability. This round will provide funding of between £10,000 and £1 million to help organisations and businesses that own, work with or manage heritage in England which face collapse within twelve weeks of their application date. The Fund will help cover essential operating costs and debt repayments as well as a re-inflation of cash reserves of up to eight weeks turnover, and one-off costs associated with restarting business activity. Funding is being distributed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Historic England. Expressions of interest are invited until 12pm on the 11th January 2022.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/culture-recovery-fund-emergency-resource

 

Masonic Foundation (England, Wales, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)

Name of Fund:  Hospice Grants

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to help adult hospices and children’s hospices re-open day care services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through their 2021/22 Hospice Grants - Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, will award between eight and ten grants to support projects within hospices in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man that use new approaches to both virtual and safe face-to-face services. Projects could include capital costs for redeveloping a Day Room to include use of technology, equipment, marketing/publicity material and resources, staff training, equipment for patients, and telephone support. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 14th February 2022.

https://professionals.hospiceuk.org/what-we-offer/grants/open-grant-programmes/details/masonic-charitable-foundation-2021-22-hospice-grants---re-imaging-day-hospice-services 

 

Department of Health and Social Care (England)

Name of Fund: Suicide Prevention Grant

The government has launched a £5 million fund to help suicide prevention services meet increased demand from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Suicide Prevention Grant Fund will make £4 million in funding available to enable voluntary community and social enterprise organisations in England that support suicide prevention to set up new projects or expand or sustain current services. The fund will focus on high-risk groups who have struggled most during the pandemic, such as people with a pre-existing mental illness, children and young people, NHS and social care staff, and people in contact with the criminal justice system. The remaining £1 million in funding will be used to support existing and ongoing suicide prevention programmes. The fund will open to applications on the 2nd December 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/5-million-launched-to-support-suicide-prevention-services

 

Arts Council (England)

Name of Fund: Culture Recovery Fund

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support has re-opened for applications.  The aim of the fund is to help cultural organisations at imminent risk of closure return to financial viability. Round two will provide funding between £25,000 and £3 million to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in England which haven’t received funding and face collapse within twelve weeks of their application date. Up to £1 million is available to commercial organisations. Funding will be distributed by Arts Council England. Organisations must submit a permission to apply request by 12pm on the 11th January 2022. Those eligible will then be invited to apply in full by 12pm on the 28th January 2022.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/culture-recovery-fund-emergency-resource-support-round-two#section-1 

 

John Lyon’s Charity (London)

Name of Fund: Cultural Capital Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools and arts organisations to create opportunities for young people to engage with Arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19, particularly those from backgrounds that typically do not engage in Arts activities. Through their Cultural Capital Fund, the John Lyon’s Charity will support high quality face-to-face arts activities which can run across Early Years, primary, secondary or special settings in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. Activities could include trips to the theatre, visits to art galleries or museums, and workshops delivered by museums, galleries, theatres etc. Arts organisations that have previously received funding and schools can apply at any time up until at least eight weeks before their planned activity. Applications can be submitted at any time.

https://www.jlc.london/grants/our-grant-funds/cultural-capital-fund-schools/ 

 

 

 

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/ 

 

Alpkit Foundation (UK)

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or social care, supporting foodbanks, increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries, and bringing exercise indoors. Applications can be made at any time and will be checked on a daily basis.

https://alpkit.com/blogs/foundation/adapting-to-the-coranavirus-crisis 

 

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Force for Change Programme

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme. The closing date for applications for this funding round is noon the 19th November 2021.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/armed-forces-covenant-fund-force-for-change-programme/#guidance-and-resources 

 

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Force for Change programme

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme. The closing date for applications for this funding round is noon the 19th November 2021.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/armed-forces-covenant-fund-force-for-change-programme/#guidance-and-resources 

 

Arnold Clark (UK)

Name of Fund: Community Fund 

Charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, and social enterprises across the UK that have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support local communities during the winter months. The Arnold Clark Community Fund will accept applications from organisations working to support food banks, toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. Only one application will be accepted per organisation and applicants will be randomly selected at the end of each month to receive funding. Applications that are unsuccessful one month will be kept in the draw for the following month. The final deadline for applications is the 31st December 2021.

https://www.arnoldclark.com/community-fund 

 

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 

 

BBC Children in Need  (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergemcy Essentials Programme

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, clothing, and other items and services that are critical to children’s wellbeing. Applications must come through a registered referral agency that is supporting the family or young person. The programme is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/

 

British Film Institute (UK)

Name of Fund: Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support

The British Film Institute is inviting applications to the third round of the Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support, from independent cinemas in England which are at imminent risk of failure due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Fund will help cover essential operating costs and debt repayments as well as a re-inflation of net free cash reserves up to eight weeks for cinemas that are within twelve weeks of ceasing to trade, and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience. This round is open to new applications and is by permission only. Permission to apply forms must be submitted by midday on the 11th January 2022. Those eligible will then be invited to apply in full by the 21st January 2022.

https://www.bfi.org.uk/get-funding-support/culture-recovery-fund-independent-cinemas

 

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

 

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/ 

 

Hellenic Society (UK)

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last twelve months and whose employment has come to an end during 2020; self-funded PGRs, especially those in their third or fourth year; and self-funded MA/MPhil/MSt students. Applications should be received by the last day of every month. They will be dealt with as soon as possible in the month after they are received and monies disbursed by the 15th day of that month.

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

 

Little Lives UK (UK)

Name of Fund: Children's Community Support Programme

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Little Lives UK are making grants of up to £1,500 available to support London based organisations working with underprivileged children who are in need of support during the crisis. Charitable children’s groups and organisations, such as play groups or sports classes, can apply for funding from the Children's Community Support Programme to provide a range of initiatives which allow children to access free services and support. Funding could also be used for the purchase of equipment such as sports equipment or to help groups remain sustainable during the crisis. Little Lives UK will also promote successful applicants on their social media and website. Applications from start-up projects are also encouraged. The deadline is the 1st of each month.

https://www.littlelives.org.uk/campaigns/childrens-community-support-programme/ 

 

Made by Sport (UK)

Name of Fund:  #ClubsInCrisis Fund

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,021 to local sports clubs and third sector organisations using sport to help young people develop life skills, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improve employability skills, or tackle mental health issues. Match funding is encouraged. Funding will be made available through local Community Foundations. Please check your Postcode for the deadlines as these vary.

https://www.madebysport.com/clubsincrisis

 

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 Heritage Memorial Fund (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Response Fund 

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage. £20 million is available to support UK organisations, with an additional £20 million available to those in England. Funding could be used to support acquisition costs, urgent conservation work, and fixed term support to enable heritage assets to be sustainably rehomed. The fund will remain open to applications until the end of April 2023. There are no deadlines for applications.

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

 

National Lottery Heritage Fund (UK)

Name of Fund: National Lottery Heritage Fund

Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage have re-opened for applications. The focus for 2021 – 22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK. Priority will now be given to heritage projects that: boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; create better places to live, work and visit; and improve the resilience of heritage organisations. Applications should fully reflect the changed circumstances brought about by pandemic. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/full-range-national-lottery-funding-resumes-refocused-priorities-2021-22

 

Postcode Innovation Trust (UK)

Name of Fund - Dream Fund

The next funding round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. Areas supported include environment/conservation, social inequality and Pandemic recovery. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project. The total funding available is £3.5 million and grants of up to £1.25 million will be awarded. Applications should be submitted by partnerships of at least two charitable organisations where at least one is a registered charity. The deadline for applications is 5.30 pm on the 1st November 2021.

http://www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk/dream-fund

 

People's Postcode Innovation Trust (UK)

Name of Fund - Dream Fund

The next funding round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project. The focus of this year's Dream Fund will be projects that are looking to deliver systemic change in the following funding categories: Environment/conservation; Social inequality; and Pandemic recovery.  The total funding available is £3.5 million and grants of up to £1.25 million will be awarded. Applications should be submitted by partnerships of at least two charitable organisations where at least one is a registered charity. The deadline for applications is 5.30 pm on the 1st November 2021.

http://www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk/dream-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/ 

 

Theatres Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Small Grants Programme

The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility. Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works that make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure. The deadline for applications in this round is 5pm on the 8th November 2021.

http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/smallgrants 

 

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/

 

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 December 2021.

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

 

Youth Music Network (England, Scotland & Wales)

Name of Fund:  Recharge Fund 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Youth Music Network is making a total of £1,750,000 in funding available to help not-for-profit organisations across England, Scotland, and Wales with their post-Covid recovery. The Recharge Fund will award grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years to charities, voluntary groups, CIOs, CICs and co-operatives which support children and young people to make, learn or earn in music. Around 40 grants will be made to improve the capacity and capability of organisations and help them grow, adapt and be more sustainable, and to improve the wellbeing of staff, freelancers, volunteers, and young people. Funding can be used to cover core, project and capital costs, as well as equipment. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 15th January 2022.

https://youthmusic.org.uk/recharge-fund 

 

England-wide schemes

 

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 

 

Berkeley Foundation (England)

Name of Fund: Resilience Fund

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Foundation has launched a new Resilience Fund to help strengthen the voluntary sector in Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham. The fund will help to build resilience in organisations working to enable young people, aged 16-25, to overcome barriers to work and kick-start their careers. This could include the long-term unemployed, people with caring responsibilities or a lack of qualifications, homeless people, or disabled people. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities and CICs over two years, along with a learning and evaluation programme. Around ten grants will be awarded each year. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 31st October 2021.

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

 

Coalfields Regeneration Trust (England)

Name of Fund: Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has launched phase two of their Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. An additional £100,000 in funding is available to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services etc to support families that are going hungry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £2,500 are available to purchase essential food items, personal hygiene products and household cleaning products. Priority will be given to organisations that are supporting the most vulnerable. There is a rolling application process, with no application deadline. The programme will close when all of the funds have been allocated. Eligible organisations are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

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

 

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

Name of Fund: Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support Programme 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has made further funding available to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Theatres, museums, galleries, independent cinemas and organisations that manage heritage sites, venues or attractions in England that are at risk of ceasing trading and have already received funding from previous rounds of the Culture Recovery Fund can apply for grants of up to £1million to help them into the new year. Funding for the Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support programme will cover core costs to help organisations reopen/restart their operations and operate on a sustainable, cost-efficient basis. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on the 29th October 2021.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/culture-recovery-fund-continuity-support 

 

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

Name of Fund: The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) - Covid-19 Response Fund 

Public sector organisations, charities, voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £40 million in funding to protect nationally important heritage which is at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) - Covid-19 Response Fund will allocate £20 million in funding to safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England such as works of fine and decorative art, museum collections, archives, and historic buildings. This funding has been made available by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Cultural Assets Fund to distribute alongside the NHMF’s own commitment of £20 million to applicants across the UK. Funding is available until the end of April 2023 and applications can be made at any time.

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

 

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 

 

National Lottery Community Fund (England)

Name of Fund: Social Enterprise Support Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has re-opened its Social Enterprise Support Fund to support social enterprises across England impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund, delivered in partnership with five social enterprise support agencies, will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to help organisations rebuild and grow their income from trading, and help them to continue to support people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the crisis. The fund particularly welcomes applications from groups led by people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ communities, and leaders with lived experience. The fund will be open to applications from 1pm on the 25th November 2021 until the 21st December 2021.

https://socialenterprisesupportfund.org.uk/ 

 

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 that help local people disproportionately affected due to the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change is keen to support new and existing projects in deprived areas and 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.

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: Together Fund

Sport England are making a further £20 million in funding available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active. This includes lower socio-economic groups, culturally diverse communities, disabled people and those with long-term health conditions. Sport England will work with a network of 42 Active Partnerships and more than 30 national partners to award funding locally. Community organisations wishing to engage in the Together Fund should make contact with their local Active Partnership.

https://www.sportengland.org/news/continued-support-tackle-inequalities-20m-together-fund 

 

Sport England (England)

Name of Fund:  Return to Play - Active Together Fund

An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs, charities and other community organisations delivering sport or activity in England are invited to run their own crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising for things such as a loss of income due to the crisis, additional coaching, facility hire, and any other Covid-19 related needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-active-together#applicationprocess-10212 

 

Sport England (England)

Name of Fund: Return to Play: Small Grants Fund

Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for clubs in areas of high deprivation, the Fund will now also support ongoing running costs. Applications can be submitted at any time until the end of 2021.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-small-grants 

 

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 

 

Scotland wide schemes

 

BEMIS (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Scotland Vaccine Information Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities and community organisations to hold engagement sessions and create information resources to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination programme amongst minority ethnic communities in Scotland. The BEMIS Scotland Vaccine Information Fund will provide grants for initiatives which help develop a fully informed consent for the Covid-19 vaccination programme amongst groups such as asylum seekers, multi-generational minority ethnic groups, newer migrant individuals and communities, and African and Black communities. Ideas could include online engagement sessions to discuss the vaccine and dispel misinformation, or developing a mother tongue resource that can be used to help share information. Applications can be made at any time.

https://bemis.org.uk/vif/ 

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Open 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 Covid-19 pandemic. Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, has separate funding strands for Individuals and Organisations within the creative industries to help them 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. The total amount of funding available is £7.5 million. There are no deadlines for this fund and applications can be submitted at any time during the year.

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

 

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:  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 

 

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 

 

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:   Small Grants Fund

To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, Museums Galleries Scotland has launched a new funding round of their Small Grants Fund. This round of funding will continue to support accredited museums with grants of up to £15,000 to help them build resilience, re-engage with audiences, cover critical repairs and maintenance, and become more environmentally sustainable. Non-accredited museums can now also apply for grants of up to £10,000. Funding could be used to cover costs such as staff and volunteer training; new exhibitions or events; improving digital access; urgent repairs to buildings and facilities; and upgrading heating or lighting to more energy efficient systems. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 28th January 2022. Decisions on awards will be made by the 11th March 2022.

https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/small-grants-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

 

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/ 

 

Scottish Government (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Business Ventilation Fund

The Scottish Government is making £25 million in funding available to improve ventilation and air quality in business premises and reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Small and medium-sized businesses where people come into close proximity, such as in the hospitality and leisure sectors, will be able to claim back costs of up to £2,500 to undertake work. This could include the installation of carbon dioxide monitors and remedial improvement work to windows and vents. Businesses will be able to fill in a self-assessment form to receive advice on improving their current ventilation systems and identify if they are eligible for financial support. The Business Ventilation Fund will open to applications the week beginning the 22nd November 2021.

https://www.gov.scot/news/business-ventilation-fund/

 

Scottish Library and Information Council (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Public Libraries Covid Recovery Fund

As part of Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a new £1.25 million fund to help libraries re-open. The Public Libraries Covid Recovery Fund will support libraries in re-opening or extending their opening hours, as well as fund targeted plans for issues such as digital exclusion or mental health and wellbeing to help communities continue to rebuild and recover. Local councils will be asked to apply for a share of the funding, with priority given to applications which support deprived areas and communities. Funding will be distributed through the Scottish Library and Information Council.

https://www.gov.scot/news/funding-for-libraries-to-re-open/

 

Visit Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Days Out Incentive Fund 

To support the recovery of the tourism industry in Scotland following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government’s Days Out Incentive Fund – Covid-19 has re-opened to boost visitor attractions during the winter months. The Fund aims to boost regional investment and address challenges of low demand, help businesses remain viable and to rebuild consumer confidence by subsidising the cost of a ticket to visitor attractions, day tour excursions and outdoor wildlife and adventure activities. Successful applicants will be awarded funding to apply promotions of up to 50% off the cost of a ticket, up to the maximum discount value of £20 per ticket. The fund will be administered by VisitScotland. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 30th November 2021.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2021/days-out-scheme 

 

 

Wales-wide schemes

 

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://moondancefoundation.org.uk/c19fund 

 

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/ 

 

Welsh Government (Wales)

Name of Fund: Wales and Africa Grant Scheme

The Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications from community groups and organisations throughout Wales who work with partnerships in Sub Saharan Africa. This funding round will award small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 for projects which are responding to an identified need in the community such as physical and mental health, financial poverty, and climate change, and large Covid-19 grants of between £30,000 and £200,000 for projects responding to a need caused by the pandemic. This can be a short-term intervention or action to facilitate recovery and aid resilience in the future. The deadline for applications is the 22nd November 2021.

https://wcva.cymru/funding/wales-and-africa/ 

 

Welsh Government (Wales)

Name of Fund: Economic Resilience Fund

The Welsh Government has announced a further £30 million in funding for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions. The latest round of the Economic Resilience Fund will support small, medium and large businesses employing ten or more staff in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors as well as related supply chain businesses. This targeted support has been made available in recognition of the relatively higher level of operating costs that these businesses face. Businesses should access the eligibility checker and calculator on the Business Wales website to help them work out what support they can expect to qualify for and for application details.

https://gov.wales/additional-funding-hospitality-leisure-and-tourism-businesses 

 

Northern Ireland-wide schemes

 

Arts Council of Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund: Health and Safety Capital Programme 

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened a new £750,000 fund on behalf of the Department for Communities, to support arts and culture organisations as they re-open after the Covid-19 lockdown. The Health and Safety Capital Programme will support the purchasing of equipment and/or minor works required to address any health and safety issues created as a result of the pandemic or that have been an outstanding maintenance issue. This could include Covid-19 equipment, reworking of an area to allow social distancing, IT equipment, and Covid-19 related signage. Applications are welcome from any small to medium organisations in the arts and culture sector, including registered charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations. Local authorities may also apply. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on the 5th November 2021.

http://artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/health-and-safety-capital-programme 

 

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 

 

 

 

Regional and Local Schemes

South West

 

Denman Charitable Trust (Bristol, North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire)

Small, local charities in Bristol, North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for emergency funding from the Denman Charitable Trust. Due to the ongoing impact of the crisis, the Trust is making £100,000 in funding available for distribution before April 2022. Priority will be given to organisations who have previously received funding, but requests will be considered from any charity struggling to survive. The closing date for applications is the 3rd December 2021 for consideration at the next Trustees meeting.

https://denmancharitabletrust.org.uk/ 

 

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

 

 

South East

 

Sussex Community Foundation (Sussex)

Name of Fund:  Sussex Crisis Fund

The Sussex Community Foundation has reopened the Sussex Crisis Fund in a new Support and Recovery phase to support community and voluntary sector organisations working to help disadvantaged people experiencing greater health inequalities and financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support both online or in person activity that reconnects people and communities, offers mental health and well-being support, provides advice and support services, supports digital inclusion, and provides food and other vital support. Applications which support those disproportionately impacted such as women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and children and young people are encouraged. Applications can be made at any time, with decisions expected within three to four weeks of submission.

https://sussexgiving.org.uk/apply-for-grants/how-it-works/

 

Sussex Community Foundation (Sussex)

Name of Fund: Food Security Fund 

The Sussex Community Foundation are accepting applications from community and voluntary sector organisations that support people who are struggling to afford to eat. The ESCC Food Security Fund will support initiatives in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) which tackle food security and reduce reliance on foodbanks. Funding could be used for activities which support community allotments and food growing; food pantries, community fridges and community food cooperatives; improve food preparation and cooking skills; give advice and guidance on healthy eating and nutrition; provide equipment for food preparation and access to food shopping, including transport and computer literacy. Applications which support those disproportionately impacted such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities and others most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic are encouraged. Applications can be made at any time.

https://sussexgiving.org.uk/food-project-funding-for-east-sussex/ 

 

London

Jack Petchey Foundation (Essex & London)

Name of Fund: ReIgnite Grants: A Year of Opportunities

The Jack Petchey Foundation has launched a new round of their ReIgnite Grants: A Year of Opportunities to help organisations in Essex and London attract more young people into their services as well as to increase the services they can provide. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to organisations already successfully operating the Achievement Award scheme to help re-engage young people aged 11-25 years previously involved in activities who have lost contact / confidence / ability to be involved as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and/or, to encourage new members who may not previously have been aware of / or involved in youth activity. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 29th October 2021.

https://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/opportunities/open-grants/

 

Mayor of London (London)

Name of Fund: Community Spaces at Risk Support Programme

Local charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations affected by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to £25,000 of last resort to protect at-risk spaces such as cultural, youth and education centres, and social clubs. A total of £750,000 is available through the Community Spaces at Risk support programme which also provides one-to-one crisis support, specialist business and property advice. Eligible organisations will start to receive support and advice from March, with grants awarded on a rolling basis.

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/cultural-infrastructure-toolbox/culture-risk-0/community-spaces-risk-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

 

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/ 

 

West Midlands

 

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/ 

 

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

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

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/

 

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/ 

 

Orsted (Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midland, East of England)

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. Grants of between £1,000 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 9th February 2022.

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

 

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 

 

PH Holt Foundation (Merseyside)

Name of Fund: Resilience Fund 

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applicants can apply for grants starting at £5,000 up to around £10,000. Grant requests above £10,000 and up to a maximum of £20,000 are only considered in exceptional cases Charities should already be working with people in one of the following priority areas: Children and young people; Mental health support; Victims of domestic abuse. Applications can be made at any time with decisions expected within 4-6 weeks from submission.

https://phholtfoundation.org.uk/ 

 

North East

 

Believe Housing Association (County Durham)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Crisis Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham that are tackling isolation and financial hardship during the crisis. Support could include foodbanks, help with shopping for vulnerable people, providing food packs to the community, wellbeing phone calls, creating online social groups, online activities and workshops, and providing extra equipment to encourage outdoor activities within the community. A minimum of 15% of beneficiaries need to be Believe Housing tenants. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.believehousing.co.uk/in-your-neighbourhood/believe-housing-community-grants/coronavirus-crisis-fund-1000-grant/ 

 

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/