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 2nd June 2020

 

New This Week

 

Rosa (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants)

Rosa, which is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that is making grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist womens organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund.  The purpose of this first stage response fund is to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria. Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that address the critical needs of marginalised women and girls that miss out the most and operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.  There is no deadline for applications.  Rosa will consider them on a rolling basis from 5pm on Friday 5th June 2020 and aim to notify applicants of the decision within approximately two weeks of submitting an application.

http://rosauk.org/funds/rosas-covid-19-response-fund-small-grants/

 

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

 

Youth Futures Foundation (England)

Name of Grant:  Grants to Support Infrastructure Organisations

The Youth Futures Foundation aims to transform the lives of young people by unlocking potential and addressing the root causes of youth unemployment.   Key community-sector infrastructure organisations  (with at least 20 organisations in their network, membership or movement) that demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment can apply for funding to help build resilience in response to the significant income shortfalls due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support future planning and delivery.  Organisations can request up to 30% of their annual income.  The closing date for applications is midnight on the 18th June 2020.

https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/infrastructure-grants/

 

Comic Relief (UK)

Comic Relief has announced that it is seeking LGBTQ+ led Intermediary partners with the ability, expertise, networks and knowledge to distribute emergency funding quickly to a diverse range of locally rooted organisations across the UK.  Comic Relief has ringfenced a budget of £650,000 for this opportunity. LGBTQ+ led organisations that are interested in working with Comic Relief please complete the proposal document and submit it to c.kiely@comicrelief.com  with any supporting documents by Midnight on Monday 8th June 2020.

https://www.comicrelief.com/intermediary-funding-lgbtq-led-partner-opportunity/

 

Previous Announcements

UK wide schemes

 

Alec Dickson Trust (UK)

The Trust welcomes applications of up to £1,000 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19.  Please fully complete the short application form below and submit by email to the chair@alecdicksontrust.org.uk by 20:00 on Friday 15th May. To enable rapid response, applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made on a rolling basis as they are received, with Trustees notifying successful applicants within a few weeks of submission.  Currently Closed

http://www.alecdicksontrust.org.uk/apply/  

 

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Impact Programme for Armed Forces Communities Grants

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has announced £6 million in funding for Armed Forces charities and community interest companies who are delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families, and others from the Armed Forces community. Through the Covid-19 Impact Programme for Armed Forces Communities grants of up to £60,000 are available to help organisations continue to provide much needed support in key areas such as mental and physical health, support to the elderly, domestic violence, bereavement, and employment. This can cover costs such as staff time, costs of delivering services online or remotely, and reasonable overheads. Grants of up to £125,000 or more in exceptional circumstances are available. Applications can be made at any time until the 29th May 2020.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/2020/05/12/emergency-funding-for-frontline-armed-forces-charities-working-with-armed-forces-communities/

 

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 28th July 2020.

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

 

Barclays Bank (UK)

Name of Fund: Barclays' 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme

Barclays‘ Bank has announced the launch of its £10 million 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. Through the 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, Barclays' Bank are making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19, and the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. The programme will focus on supporting charity partners who are meeting the immediate needs of people in their communities, including low income families, those facing financial hardship, isolated elderly people and key workers. To be eligible applicants need to be registered charities with an income in excess of £1 million per year and active in communities where Barclays‘ has a presence. The programme is now closed.

https://home.barclays/society/investing-in-our-communities/barclays-covid-19-community-aid-package/barclays-100x100-uk-covid-19-community-relief-programme/ 

 

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/

 

The Baring Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Strengthening Civil Society Programme

The Baring Foundation has announced three new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impact of covid-19. The deadline for this round is midday on the 28th May 2020.

Two further streams of funding will support both current grant holders and other previous funding recipients with grants of up to £5,000 to help organisations severely affected by the coronavirus, and grants of up to £30,000 to help with the increase in demand for advice from frontline organisations. Eligible organisations will be contacted directly for these two funds.

https://baringfoundation.org.uk/news-story/strengthening-civil-society-programme-new-funding-to-support-civil-society-through-the-pandemic/

 

BBC Children in Need (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Response Grants

In response to the coronavirus, BBC Children in Need are temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new Covid-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open to current grantees and new applicants to help them to respond and adapt to the impact of the coronavirus. From the 18th May 2020 current grant-holders will be able to apply for funding of up to £5,000 over a six-month period through the Covid-19 2020 Booster Grants Programme. From the 8th June registered not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply to the Covid-19 Large Grants programme for funding of up to £80,000 over an 18-month period. Details on both funds will be made available shortly.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/main-grants/

 

Big Society Capital (UK)

Charities and, social enterprises in disadvantaged areas facing financial hardship and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus will be able to apply for emergency funding from a £100 million programme of loans and investment. The emergency package is made up of a £25 million Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency loans with no fees or interest for the first twelve months; £29 million for smaller, emergency loans to small businesses in more deprived areas; and up to a further £50 million over the coming months for existing and future investments as needed. Applications for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund are expected to open in mid-April, with the first loans completed by the start of May. Further details on the programme will be available shortly.

https://bigsocietycapital.com/latest/100-million-response-announced-to-help-social-sector-organisations-through-the-coronavirus-crisis/ 

 

British Academy (UK)

Name of Fund: Special Research Grants: COVID-19

The British Academy is providing grants to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences that will directly address issues relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. The call is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is open to all researchers of postdoctoral or equivalent level, in the fields of humanities and social sciences, in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovate ideas and projects with the potential to improve understanding and to show the potential impacts on society both now and in the future. Awards will support the direct costs of the primary and secondary research which can explore issues such as the ethical and behavioural issues raised by the pandemic or strategies to combat misinformation etc. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 27th May 2020.

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/special-research-grants-covid-19 

 

Charities Aid Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. The funding is available to help with core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. CAF will aim for grants to be paid to selected organisations within 14 days of application.

https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

 

Childs Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency Funding

The Childs Charitable trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations. The fund is only open to charities who already meet the Trust's normal grant funding criteria.

https://childscharitabletrust.org/emergency-funding/

 

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

 

Clothworkers Foundation (UK wide excluding London)

Name of Fund: Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Charities, CIO’s, CIC’s and other not for profit organisations can apply, priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups.

https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/

 

Crisis (UK) - Currently Closed but may re-open in the future

Name of Fund:  Emergency Grant

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK.  Local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency; and grants of up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery.

https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/in-this-together/emergency-grants-fund/

 

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

Name of Fund:  Tampon Tax Fund

Charities and organisations with charitable purposes from across the UK can now apply for funding of £1 million or more from the latest round of the UK government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund allocates monies generated from the VAT on sanitary projects to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls. Applications should focus on one of four categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health, or the general programme. Applications for this round of funding which include activities that seek to address the consequences of Covid-19 for disadvantaged women and girls are also welcome. Grants may be for one- or two-year projects, and separate applications for more than one project may be submitted. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 31st May 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2020-2021-funding-round 

 

Elton John Aids Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Fund

The Elton John Aids Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Funding is available for projects that have strong potential to address specific challenges that have arisen for people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS and who are now at heightened risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is looking to support local community-based organisations, which have been awarded an Elton John AIDS Foundation grant since January 2017

https://london.ejaf.org/covid19/

 

Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation (UK)

The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation is continuing to accept applications for funding from:

i) charities who are struggling to survive funding crises during the Covid-19 pandemic, and

(ii) charities who are seeking funding for future projects/activities.


https://ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org/ 

 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Funding

Organisations that are already in receipt of funding from the Esmee Fairbairn foundation may be eligible to receive a share of £16million of additional funding which has been made available in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More details will be made available over the next two weeks.

https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/coronavirus---reassurance-for-those-we-fund

 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Sustaining Engagement with Collections

In response to the difficulties facing museums due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new £350,000 fund. The Sustaining Engagement with Collections fund will make grants of up to £30,000 to support innovative projects which allow Museums to explore different ways to support engagement with collections while physical access is not available. This might include digital research and development, or the hiring of an expert to help build a stronger profile and following. Grants will need to be spent within a year and the deadline for applications is 5pm on the 26th May 2020.

https://www.museumsassociation.org/collections/changes-to-esmee-fairbairn-collections-fund 

 

Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK)

Name of Fund:  Grants for families financially affected by Coronavirus

Grants are available to help parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead.  These can include essential clothing;  baby clothing, equipment or bedding;  children's bedroom furniture;  essential White Goods;  specialist items for children with additional needs, e.g.sensory toys, adaptive clothing or SEN adapted computers

https://www.ftct.org.uk/support-for-families-affected-by-coronavirus

 

Film + TV Charity (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund is a time-limited fund created by the Film and TV Charity in partnership with the BFI. The fund will provide one-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 to active film and TV workers who are facing immediate significant financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications close on the 22nd April 2020.

https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/covid-19-help-advice/covid-19-relief-fund/

 

The FORE (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Response: RAFT

The RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore Trusts) programme has been launched to support small charities and social enterprises adversely affected by the crisis. The RAFT Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to existing grantees so that they are able to meet the rapidly changing needs of their beneficiaries, remain viable and prepare for delivery for when the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic is over. 

https://www.thefore.org/the-raft-emergency-fund/

 

The Freelands Foundation (England and Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund: Emergency Fund

Funding of £1.5 million is available to all artists and visual arts freelancers in England and Northern Ireland who are experiencing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus crisis. The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund will provide hardship grants of between £1,500 and £2,500 per person to enable individuals, including those on short-term PAYE contracts, to survive financially while they explore other ways of sustaining themselves. Of the new fund, £1 million will be available to applicants living in England, and £500,000 to those living in Northern Ireland. Additional costs relating to disability access requirements of up to £500 may also be made. Applications can be made at any time from 2pm on the 7th May 2020 until the 18th June 2020, with decisions being made on a weekly basis.

https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/freelands-foundation-emergency-fund/ 

 

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

 

Help Musicians (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 round of Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund

Grants of £3,000 are available to help professional musicians aged 18 and over with no significant backing, who are finding their health, and performance and teaching commitments affected by the Coronavirus. The Covid-19 round of Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to help musicians adapt and sustain their music through specific projects or activities during this period of isolation. This might include new ways to distribute music, build online presence, reshape current business plans or refocus on creative ambitions. Groups of 6 members or less can also apply. There will be multiple rounds of the Fund over the next three months but applications can only be made once. 

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/do-it-differently-fund-covid-19-round

 

Heritage Fund (UK)

Name of Fund: Heritage Emergency Fund

In response to the coronavirus, the Heritage Fund launched a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to support people and organisations working in heritage across the UK. Now in its second phase, additional funding of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available to past and current grantees to cover essential costs for up to four months. This might include independent heritage attractions that are highly dependent on visitor income, contributions towards increasing digital activities, and testing new activities to help recovery. The aim of the fund is to provide support for exceptional cases of larger scale and to protect heritage at severe and immediate risk. Applications can be made at any time from the 21st May until the 30th June 2020.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/blogs/returning-changed-heritage-world 

 

Hope for the Young (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will provide support for young refugees or asylum seekers up to the age of 30 who are vulnerable and in need of immediate financial support to help in the relief of social isolation and financial hardship during the Coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to young people receiving support from Hope for the Young who meet the Emergency Relief Fund criteria, in the first instance. However, the fund is open to external applications. The maximum grant available is £250.

https://hopefortheyoung.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund/

 

Independent Age (UK)

Name of Fund: Independent Age Grants Fund

Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus.  The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available.  Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000.  The first closing date will be at 9am on the 4th June 2020.

https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund 

 

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK)

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is making at least £5 million available in funding for its second phase of support for the period May to December 2020. Funding will include emergency grants for current grantees who are facing immediate financial crisis; 12-month grant extensions for current grantees with ongoing projects; and grant increases to enable current grantees to meet costs associated with adapting activities in order to sustain work. The Trust will also launch a Covid-19 Initiatives Fund over the summer which will be open to grantees and non-grantees to support new initiatives that either challenge current responses to and narratives about the crisis, or build support for systemic change in a post-Covid society.

https://www.jrct.org.uk/new-funding-opportunities 

 

The Leathersellers Company (UK)

Name of Fund: Small Grants Programme

In light of the current Cornavirus crisis that now faces small charities providing vital services to the most vulnerable members of the community, their small grants programme invite applications from UK registered charities which are currently supporting the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless; provision of food and essential supplies; victims of domestic violence; and nursing care to vulnerable patients. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000.

https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/ 

 

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 

 

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 National Lottery Heritage Fund (UK)

Name of Fund:  Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant. Priority will be given where there is limited or no access to other sources of support; where heritage is most at risk; and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/heritage-emergency-fund-launches-help-sector

 

Natural Environment Research Council (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Public Engagement Grant

The aim of the fund is to help researchers find different and better ways of engagement, including data collection methods which can no longer be carried out via fieldwork. This may include the use of digital technology. A total budget of £50,000 is available, with individual grants of up to £10,000 being made available to research organisations. Funding can be used to cover costs incurred in delivering the project such as staff resources, travel and subsistence, materials, equipment and evaluation costs. Proposals will need to be sensitive to social distancing and follow current government guidelines.

https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/application/currentopportunities/nerc-covid-19-public-engagement-grant/

 

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

 

National Survivor User Network (England)

Name of Fund: Emergency Funding for Mental Health Services Affected by Coronavirus

Emergency grants of up to £1,000 are available to user-led organisations and smaller unconstituted community groups in England which continue to provide mental health services and additional support during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the National Survivor User Network’s (NSUN) Covid-19 Fund, grants will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid, and other activities. This might include helping with costs such as moving support groups online, IT equipment, mobile data, fuel costs, and volunteer and training costs. Applicants must be members of NSUN and priority will be given to applications which support people facing other disadvantages and exclusions, with particular focus on people from racialised communities. Grants of up to £2,000 may be considered. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.nsun.org.uk/nsun-covid-19-fund 

 

The North Face (UK / International)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Explore Fund

In response to the coronavirus, American outdoor recreation product company The North Face have created a Covid-19 Explore Fund.  The aim of the €1 million fund is to provide critical financial support to conservation groups and organisations, outdoor charities, outdoor industry associations and organisations or companies involved in the following sports/ activities: camping, environmental education, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, trail running, alpinism. The fund is now closed.

https://www.thenorthface.co.uk/about-us/explore-fund.html

 

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. The £400,000 Community Radio Fund administered by Ofcom will be redirected to provide emergency support for relevant stations to help meet their core costs. There is no limit to how much can be applied for but those who request smaller amounts are more likely to be awarded the full amount requested. Applicants must be community radio licensees in the UK, and be on air by the time applications are considered. Guidance will be provided from Ofcom on how radio stations can bid for funding. Applications open on the 4th May 2020 until 5pm on the 11th May 2020.

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

 

Opera North (UK)

Name of Fund: Resonance - Lockdown Edition

As part of our drive to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on artists and the making of music, we want to hear from professional UK-based music-creators from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds,  working in any genre. Five successful lead artists will each receive a grant of up to £800 to cover fees for themselves and collaborator/s for 2-2.5 days’ work, and small equipment purchases. To apply, fill in the short form and submit it by 10am on Friday 8 May 2020.

https://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/resonance-the-lockdown-edition/

 

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

 

PRS Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Sustaining Creativity Fund 

Self-employed, freelance or unemployed music creators experiencing a significant impact on their work, income and ability to complete planned musical activities due to the coronavirus can apply for grants of £750. The PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund offers funding to help emerging music creators adapt and sustain their music in response to the current changing conditions.  The closing date for applications is the 11th May 2020.

https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/all-career-levels/sustaining-creativity-fund/ 

 

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/

 

Resourcing Racial Justice Fund (UK)

The Resourcing Racial Justice Fund provides funding to individuals and communities working towards racial justice. In response to the coronavirus, the Fund will provide financial support to organisations, grassroots and community groups, and individuals who are working to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on those who identify as people of colour (POC). Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations that respond to the immediate needs of the more at risk and vulnerable, and for more long-term initiatives to enable organisations to continue their work towards racial justice. Applications for this round open on the 18th May 2020 until the 15th June 2020.

http://resourcingracialjustice.org/

 

ScreenSkills (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund 

Freelancers and workers in the screen industries will be able to apply until 22 April for one-off grants of between £500 and £2,500 to help them get through the coronavirus crisis.  The fund will prioritise providing emergency relief to the workers and freelancers who are most affected by productions closing across the UK.

https://www.screenskills.com/insight/news/new-film-and-tv-emergency-relief-fund-to-support-workers/

 

Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Hospice Fund

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has announced that it is accelerating its annual Hospice Fund programme, in recognition of the additional pressures many hospices are experiencing due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on normal activities. For 2020, the Trust has simplified the application process and amended its normal eligibility criteria. The available funding will be used to provide one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support hospices’ core costs. Applications will only be accepted from hospices that are charities registered in the UK, and are members of either Hospice UK or Together for Short Lives. Applications will not be accepted from faith-based charities, charities operating outside the UK or for multi-year funding. The closing date for applications is midnight on the 10th May 2020.

https://julesthorntrust.org.uk/programmes/hospice-fund/ 

 

Social Investment Business (UK)

Name of Fund: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new £25 million fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises.  This fund is only for social sector organisations: charities and social enterprises.

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

 

Standard Life Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus pandemic – fast track applications

Funding is available for work directly related to the pandemic, addressing specific challenges and helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. The work the Foundation might consider in relation to the pandemic is rapid analysis of key issues, for example, self-employed workers, the food and hospitality or social care sectors. Modelling of new proposals such as enhanced sick pay, help with utilities, high cost credit payments, and changes to pensions. Grants from £5,000 upwards are available.

https://www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/funding/coronavirus_funding 

 

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/ 

 

Swimathon Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Relief Fund

Swimming and aquatic clubs and organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the effects of the coronavirus can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 through the Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. , Funding is available to help cover loss of revenue or fixed costs such as equipment or pool hire and event hosting fees for an event which has now been cancelled, club kit subsidies, and insurance premiums. Applications which relate to the financial impact for the period of the 1st March 2020 to the 31st July 2020 will be considered. The deadline for applications is the 22nd May 2020.

https://swimathonfoundation.org/posts/swimathon-foundation-launches-covid-19-relief-fund-to-support-aquatics-community 

 

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust (England and Wales)

Name of Fund: Early years' preventative work 

Small and medium-sized registered charities working with disadvantaged children aged 0-3 years in England and Wales can apply for small, grants to help them during the coronavirus pandemic. The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust has changed the application guidelines and processes for the spring application round of its Early Years’ Preventative Work Fund to make one-off payments of £5,000 available to charities with an income of less than £750,000 which may need extra assistance. Charities applying must show a likelihood of increased demand for their services and/or a loss of anticipated income. The closing date for applications in this round is the 28th April 2020.

http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/

 

Tesco Bags of Help (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Communities Fund

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Organisations that support vulnerable groups will be encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects. Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including: voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish and Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and social housing organisations. 

https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-cv-fund/

 

Thomas Pocklington Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector

To support the essential role sight loss organisations play in providing vital services to blind and partially sighted people, Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations. £500,000 of essential support will be available to sight loss sector organisations which are providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people in these uncertain times.  Grants will be available of up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months.

https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund-for-the-sight-loss-sector/

 

UFI Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund:  VocTech Now (To assist Vocational Training Providers to Digital Training)  - Currently Closed

VocTech Now provides grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 to support vocational learning providers to rapidly transition to remote teaching and training and deliver accessible learning at a time of significant change. The aim of the fund is to enable those in work or training to continue to engage with their vocational learning programmes during this period of travel disruption.

https://www.ufi.co.uk/voctech-now-guidelines

 

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 (UK)

Name of Fund: Business-led innovation in response to global disruption

UK registered technology and research focussed businesses can apply for a up to £50,000 of grant funding to develop new ways of working and help build resilience in industries such as delivery services, food manufacturing, retail and transport, as well as support people at home in circumstances like those during the coronavirus outbreak. Innovations could include: new technology allowing retailers to respond better to sudden spikes of consumer demand and improve deliveries across the UK; new services for families to connect with and remotely monitor their elderly or vulnerable relatives, giving people peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving the services they require such as food deliveries, doctor’s appointments and paying bills; creating education tools which seamlessly integrate the classroom with the kitchen table, allowing teachers to remotely set dynamic tasks, support vulnerable children and make certain no child is left behind.

https://www.apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/covid19/overview.html?_ga=2.104848960.1310388820.1586851015-1039511829.1576834969

 

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/

 

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (UK)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (WEEE Fund) has announced its “WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package” to help support the electrical waste reuse and recycling sector as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. With many household waste recycling centres closed and other waste electrical collections reduced, the flow of electricals for reuse and recycling has been constrained. The funding will provide £5 million of interest-free loans to electrical waste treatment facilities and £0.6 million of grants to charity sector reuse organisations. Applications for the loans are open from now until end May 2020. The application process for the grants will be confirmed shortly.

https://www.weeefund.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

 

Youth Endowment Fund (England and Wales)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 grant

Charities, social enterprises, for-profit companies and public sector agencies can apply for funding to a new £6.5 million fund to support and test work that supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales during the Covid-19 crisis. This can include the digital or virtual delivery of support programmes; and face-to-face activity that can be delivered whilst adhering to social distancing/stay at home guidelines. The funding has been made available through the Youth Endowment Fund. The minimum grants that can be applied for is £25,000 and the deadline for applications is midday on the 3rd June 2020.

https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/grants-2/covid-19-round/ 

 

England-wide schemes

Arts Council England (England)

Name of Fund:  £160 Million Emergency Funding Package

The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis. Currently, two funding programmes are open. £50 million is available to organisations that are not currently not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council; £20 million of financial support is available to individuals, so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months. Applicants will need to register on Grantium by 13 April in order to make an application before the deadline of 12pm (midday) 16 April. Round two opens for applications on 16 April 2020 and applicants will need to register on Grantium by 27 April in order to make an application before the deadline of 30 April.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19 

 

Coalfields Regeneration Trust (England - former Coalfield Regions)

Name of Fund: Coalfields Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund

Emergency grants of up to £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations in former coalfield communities which are affected by the coronavirus. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has temporarily replaced their existing investment programme with the Coalfields Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund to support organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis. Funding can be used to help with 100% core costs to provide activities that help vulnerable people self-isolating or those experiencing poor mental health, co-ordinate community response, help food banks, and give advice, guidance and support to people in crisis etc. The next deadline for applications is 5pm on the 22nd May 2020, and further committees will be scheduled for later in the year.

https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/covid19-ccip-funding-support/ 

 

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

Name of Fund:  Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund

Charities, and benevolent and philanthropic frontline organisations can apply for a share of £5 million of UK Government funding to help tackle loneliness during the period of social distancing. Through the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 are available to help organisations to continue and adapt their work in helping vulnerable people affected by social isolation. Funding is available for services that can provide immediate, targeted relief such as face to face contact in line with social distancing, adapting services for digital delivery, and expansion of helpline or volunteer capacity. This can include costs such as administrative costs, salaries, IT equipment and training. The deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 29th May 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5-million-loneliness-covid-19-grant-fund

 

Department for Education (England)

Name of Fund:  Funding to Cover Additional Costs Associated with Covi-19

The Government has announced extra funding and support for schools to cover the exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) for the period March to July 2020. Funding will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. This can relate to additional costs associated with keeping schools open during the Easter and/or summer half term holidays, for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers; support; the provision of free school meals (FSM) for eligible children who are not attending school; and additional cleaning – required due to confirmed or suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) cases; etc. Funding will be available to schools that are unable to meet such additional costs from their existing resources, or which they could only meet by drawing down on reserves and undermining their long-term financial sustainability.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-schools/school-funding-exceptional-costs-associated-with-coronavirus-covid-19-for-the-period-march-to-july-2020#short-term-support-with-costs

 

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 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 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

 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

Name of Fund:  Food Charities Grant Fund

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to frontline food aid charities that are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  This includes providing food for people that can not afford food or who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless.  The closing date for applications is the 6th July 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-apply-for-the-food-charities-grant-fund

 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

Dairy Farmers in England will be able to 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. More detail on the fund will be issued in due course.

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

 

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (England)

Name of Fund: The Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a new £10 million fund for domestic violence charities to ensure that they can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during COVID-19 emergency.  The Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund is part of a wider £76 million fund promised to domestic violence and abuse charities to support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities until the 30 September 2020. Grants of up to £100,000 are available.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government encourages bids from consortiums of service provider partners.  The closing date for applications is the 21st May 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-covid-19-emergency-support-fund

 

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (England)

Nanme of Fund: Coronavirus (Covid19): Homelessness Response Fund 

The UK Government has announced a £6 million Coronavirus (Covid19): Homelessness Response Fund to provide support for frontline homelessness and rough sleeping charitable organisations directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available to incorporated charitable frontline organisations to help alleviate the financial impact of Covid-19, and to enable them to provide new or adapted services to homeless and vulnerable people affected by the crisis. Organisations with an annual turnover of less than £5 million working directly with people experiencing homelessness where more than 50% of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness can apply for funding. The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on the 27th May 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-homelessness-response-fund 

 

Historic England (England)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund provides grants to help small heritage organisations, voluntary groups and self-employed contractors survive the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic, and to prepare for recovery. Applicants are invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to address financial difficulties arising from Coronavirus. Grants of up to £50,000 are also available for projects and activities that reduce risks to heritage by providing information, resources and skills. The application deadline is the 3rd May 2020.

https://historicengland.org.uk/coronavirus/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 

 

Power to Change (England)

Name of Fund:  C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme

Power to Change which supports community business in England has launched the C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme.  This is available to current and previous Power to Change grantees, and to community businesses which are members of Power to Change’s strategic partners – Co-operatives UK, Locality and the Plunkett Foundation.  The C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme provides emergency finance in the form of small grants to community businesses in England, as a contribution towards trading income lost as a result of COVID-19.  Round 1 will open at 10am on the 12th May 2020 and the round will close when it reaches 150 applications.  Around £3 million will be awarded to around 150 community businesses.

The scheme is now closed

https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/c19-emergency-trading-income-support-scheme/

 

Sport England (England) - This programme will be paused at 11.59pm on the 14th May 2020

Name of Fund:  Community Emergency Fund

This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances Sport England will consider awards of more than £10,000.

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

 

Waste and Resources Action Programme (England)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant - Phase 2 now open for applications

The UK Government in collaboration with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) have launched a £3.25 million fund to support the operations of not-for-profit food redistributors to ensure that any surplus food can reach people in need or those considered most vulnerable. The COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant will be delivered in three phases. During phase 1 WRAP will be approaching a target list of small redistribution organisations who have applied previously to the fund to ascertain their immediate need for potential funding support. Phase 2 (which will be launched on the 9th April) will provide funding opportunities for small surplus food redistributors, and Wrap are also launching funding support aimed at medium to larger operators (phase 3). The grants can be used to fund both capital and revenue costs associated with redistribution activities such as access to surplus food through logistical collections; sorting, storing, freezing, labelling / repackaging food, and; onward distribution of food to charities or end beneficiaries.  The deadline for pase 2 has been extended to the 3rd July 2020.

https://www.wrap.org.uk/content/covid-19-emergency-surplus-food-grant 

 

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

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/ 

 

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.

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

 

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Bridging Bursaries (Arts and Creative)

Creative Scotland has announced that its Bridging Bursaries (Arts and Creative) funding programme will shortly re-open for applications. The fund will offer financial support for freelance artists and creative practitioners who are most deeply impacted and disadvantaged by the cancellation of work and loss of earnings due to the coronavirus. Grants of between £500 and £2,500 will be available to help support immediate financial needs, particularly for those who are least likely to benefit from the Government support packages. The fund will re-open for applications on the 20th April 2020 until the 25th April 2020 but may close earlier if demand outstrips the funds available.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/bridging-bursary 

 

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/

 

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: Digital Resilience COVID-19 Fund

Museums can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak and the associated restrictions.

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

 

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

 

Scottish Government (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Wellbeing Fund

Third sector organisations across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for emergency funding to help cope with the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19). More than 2000 charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises are being offered immediate financial support from the £50 million Wellbeing Fund, which has been established to assist third sector organisations working with people impacted by the pandemic. Of this, £10 million has been allocated for immediate priorities and £7 million committed to support around 2000 charities through small grants. This leaves £33 million of the Wellbeing Fund now open to bids from third sector organisations.

https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/for-organisations/wellbeing-fund 

 

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: £1m COVID-19 Resilience Fund for Scotland's Business Improvement Districts

This funding will allow Business Improvement Districts to play a crucial role in supporting local businesses to access the various mitigation packages available and will provide a forum to bring local businesses and communities together to try and keep our towns and cities moving. Many businesses are coming up with creative ways to keep trading, and BIDs can support the scaling up of this innovation and creativity.  In addition, the funding can be used for preparations for a locally-led recovery campaign to help local town centres bounce back once the Government’s social distancing rules have been relaxed.

https://improvementdistricts.scot/business-improvement-districts-to-support-coronavirus-recovery-with-1-million-scottish-government-fund/

 

Scottish Government (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Small Business Grant Scheme

More than 3000 properties occupied by charities, including day centres, workshops and halls, can now apply for a share of an additional £31 million of Scottish Government funding to help with pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized charities which are experiencing financial difficulties due to loss of revenue during the crisis can apply for grants of £10,000 through the Small Business Grant Scheme. Grants of £7,500 are also available on any additional eligible property. The scheme is administered by local authorities, and will apply to properties which are in receipt of any Charitable Rates Relief or Sports Relief, but are otherwise eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme. Organisations can apply for funding through their local council.

https://www.gov.scot/news/extra-support-for-charities/ 

 

Visit Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Tourism Destination and Sector Support Fund

Visit Scotland has made over £400,000 available through its Tourism Destination and Sector Support Fund to provide financial help to tourism destination and sector organisations across Scotland which are under threat due to loss of income from membership subscriptions because of the Covid-19 lockdown. The one-off fund is open to all groups that have a membership base made up entirely or predominantly of tourism businesses, either covering a geographic area or specific industry sector. Funding will be awarded to cover up to 50% of membership subscription that is unlikely to be received but has been budgeted for in 2020. The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on the 22nd May 2020.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/tourism-destination-and-sector-support-fund 

 

Wales-wide schemes

Arts Council of Wales (Wales)

Name of Fund: Arts Resilience Fund

The Arts Council Wales is launching three funds to help people and organisations through the coronavirus crisis. At least £1.5 million will be made available to individuals and £5.5 million will be made available to organisations. Individuals will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,500 through an Urgent Response Fund including an additional £2,000 for individuals with disabilities, and up to £10,000 through a Stabilisation Fund. Further information for funding for arts organisations will be available on the 16th April 2020. The closing date for round one of the Urgent Response Fund is 12 noon on the 20th April 2020. The Stabilisation Fund for Individuals will open on the 29th May 2020 until the 15th June 2020. The Stabilisation Fund for Organisations will open on the 21st April 2020 until the 8th May 2020.

https://arts.wales/funding/coronavirus

 

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/ 

 

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/

 

Sport Wales (Wales)

Name of Fund:  Emergency Fund

In response to the coronavirus, a new £400,000 fund has been launched by the Welsh Government and Sport Wales to support voluntary sports clubs which have been affected by the coronavirus. The Emergency Relief Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000 and will be targeted at clubs who are already facing significant challenges, particularly those that suffered flood damage caused by storms Dennis and Ciara. The aim of the Fund is to provide immediate financial support over the next twelve weeks, and to help make them sustainable in the future. Other clubs/organisations which deliver sports and recreations opportunities to the community may also be eligible for funding. Further information on how to apply will released shortly.

https://www.sport.wales/media-centre/latest-news/2020-03-24-400000-emergency-fund-for-sport-announced-by-welsh-government-and-sport-wales/ 

 

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 

 

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

 

Arts & Business (Northern Ireland)

Name Of Fund: Remote Family Engagement Fund 

Arts & Business NI have designated a dedicated seed fund as part of their Investment Programme to allow arts organisations and individual practitioners to develop a range of relevant and timely resources to assist the families of business employees as they adjust to their new living and working arrangements. They will be awarding funds of between £500 – £1,000 to a range of separate arts organisations and individual practitioners. Deadline for applications 5pm 24 April 2020. All applicants must be able to roll out their product from early May 2020.

https://www.artsandbusinessni.org.uk/news/2020/april/remote-family-engagement-fund-launched-by-arts-business-ni

 

Comic Relief (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund:  No Child goes Hungry - Community Support Programme

Not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for community based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10 who may face food poverty as a result of the order to close schools and/or loss of household income as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Priority will be given to small, locally based and local run groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs.

https://communityfoundationni.org/grants/comic-relief-no-child-goes-hungry-community-support-programme/

 

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Community Fund

The Coronavirus Community Fund provides grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to constituted community organisations throughout Northern Ireland. The current focus aims to supports groups working with the following communities and issues that are affected by coronavirus: Isolated older people (aged over 50); as well as those people of all ages who are at increased risk, particularly in relation to poor mental health and wellbeing; and vulnerable isolated people and families, particularly those living in rural areas.

https://communityfoundationni.org/grants/coronavirus-community-fund/

 

Halifax Foundation (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund:  Small Grants Programmes

Both the Halifax Foundation's  small and medium grant programmes are open for applications – any Covid related applications designed to support the community at this time of crisis will be prioritised and turned around as quickly as possible.

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

 

Irish Rugby Football Union (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund:  Club Continuity Fund

The Irish Rugby Football Union have therefore created a €500,000 Club Continuity Fund, to provide grants to those clubs who are most at risk due to the pandemic. Such clubs may apply for a grant of up to €5,000.

https://www.irishrugby.ie/running-your-club/club-continuity-fund/

 

Live Here Love Here (Northern Ireland)

Name of Fund:  Small Grants Scheme

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme is now open and is an opportunity for local communities to apply for a grant between £500 to £5000 to improve their local environment.  In light of COVID-19 the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme will make available funding to community groups enabling them to respond according to local need for people impacted through reduced contact with society.  Applications welcome from newly formed COVID-19 action groups to act as a community hub and to distribute growing kits to families/individuals in the wider community.  Closing date 18th May 2020 at 12 noon.

https://www.liveherelovehere.org/cgi-bin/generic?instanceID=30 

 

 

Regional and Local Schemes

South West

Barnwood Trust (Gloucestershire)

Name of Fund: Keeping Strong Fund

The Keeping Strong Fund has been launched to help people in Gloucestershire that have a disability, mental health challenge or who are experiencing significant mental distress due to the Coronavirus crisis. Funding will be available to help with the cost of purchasing items that make a big difference to keeping a family’s physical and mental health strong over the coming weeks. The following are examples of the type of things that funding is available for: Household essentials; Televisions, laptops and tablets; Phone credit and mobile data top up; Access to online courses; Home exercise equipment; Arts and Crafts materials; Family games and play materials.

https://www.barnwoodtrust.org/grantsforyou/

 

Bristol City Council (Bristol)

Name of Fund: Youth Sector Support Fund

Bristol City Council are reopening their Youth Sector Support Fund grant programme to support Bristol-based youth sector organisations whose finances have been significantly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Voluntary, community and social enterprise groups working with local, disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-19 years can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 to help them maintain contact with young people, and to recover and continue their work once the crisis eases. Applications must directly relate to the challenges resulting from the restrictions which are in place and can cover costs such as loss of income, staff costs, overheads, and running costs up to the end of October 2020. Applications can be made at any time with decision panels being held on a fortnightly basis.

https://quartetcf.org.uk/grant-programmes/bristol-city-council-youth-sector-support-fund-grant/ 

 

Cornwall Community Foundation (Cornwall)

Name of Fund:  Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund has been launched to support frontline organisations operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that are working with people who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to primarily support: the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained; activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc); foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger; Community response coordination; Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the pandemic; Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community.

https://www.cornwallcommunityfoundation.com/grants/emergency-fund/

 

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 Community Foundation (Dorset)

Name of Fund: The Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund

The Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund aims to support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis; easing the immediate difficulties communities are facing and supporting their recovery over the coming weeks and months. Currently grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, constituted community groups, CIC’s, Social Enterprises and Parish/Town councils. Priority will initially be given to organisations supporting those most vulnerable to Coronavirus (the over 70’s and those with underlying health conditions) and food delivery services where at least 50% of beneficiaries fall within the most vulnerable category.

https://www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org/dorset-coronavirus-community-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 (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://www.somersetcf.org.uk/coronavirus

 

Talbot Village Trust (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Support Fund

A total of £1 million pounds is being made available to help charities and other not for profit organisations in and around the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas that are struggling to provide critical support to the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. Grants of up to £50,000 are available and priority will be given to organisations directly helping in the COVID-19 related crisis.

https://www.talbotvillagetrust.org/covid-19-support-fund/

 

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

 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (Hampshire & Isle of Wight)

Name of Fund: NHS COVID-19

The aim of this Fund is to effectively offer support for the health needs of people affected by the Covid-19 crisis. This will be additional and different supports as a result of the crisis, and services that are not covered by the new Local Authority Hubs. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Grants will be made available to organisations and groups providing innovative and resourceful services that will support the NHS in its battle against coronavirus, by perhaps providing drop-in centres to enable medical professionals to carry out testing, or groups that can supply suitably qualified staff to enable DBS checks to be carried out on volunteers.

https://www.hiwcf.com/funds/nhs-covid-19/

 

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/

 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)

Name of Fund: NHS COVID-19 Fund

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation in partnership with the NHS and Action Hampshire have made funding of £100,000 available to help voluntary organisations and community groups  continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities during the Covid-19 crisis. The aim of the NHS COVID-19 Fund is to provide health and wellbeing support for vulnerable and disadvantaged people not already covered by the new Local Authority Hubs in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to groups and organisations providing services that will support the NHS and can cover costs such as volunteer expenses, supporting foodbanks, transport costs, and befriending services. Projects must be completed in three months. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.hiwcf.com/funds/nhs-covid-19/

 

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

 

Kent Community Foundation (Kent)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund for charities affected by Coronavirus will give priority to constituted community groups e.g. charities/CIC’s with an average annual income of less than £200,000, who are supporting isolated older people. The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, and the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation of these older people. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

https://kentcf.org.uk/funding/Coronavirusemergencyfund

 

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

 

Oxfordshire Community Foundation (Oxfordshire)

Name of Fund: Community Resilience Fund

The Community Resilience fund provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to help the voluntary sector to both respond better to the needs of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic and to retain its ability to deliver essential services as the crisis evolves and beyond the crisis. Funding to respond better: grants will help organisations meet new needs appearing as a result of the Coronavirus and help organisations for whom restrictions mean they must find new ways of meeting existing needs. Funding to recover stronger: grants will help to ensure organisations can survive if their operations or income are interrupted by the Coronavirus.

https://oxfordshire.org/resilience-fund-overview/

 

Community Foundation for Surrey (Surrey)

Name of Fund:  Coronavirus Response Fund 

The Coronavirus Response Fund will support community and voluntary groups assisting in the relief effort. Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to support: Enabling the delivery of services to vulnerable people; Providing information, advice, counselling and other support and community services; Essential running costs; Enabling organisations to deliver differently. Priority will be given to voluntary organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated, including: Older people; People with disabilities; People with mental health needs; People on low incomes; and Families with young children.

https://www.cfsurrey.org.uk/surreycoronavirusresponsefund/

 

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

Mayor of London together with the Corporation of London and the City Bridge Trust (London)

Name of Fund: London Community Response Fund - Wave 2

‘Delivering differently’ will provide grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to cover up-front costs to help organisations change the way they deliver services, such as moving to digital platforms, team training, redeployment of staff and ongoing service costs. Grants of over £50,000 may be considered but there must be strong reasoning for this.

This fund will pause on the 19th May 2020.

https://londoncommunityresponsefund.org.uk/ 

 

United in Hammersmith and Fulham (Hammersmith and Fulham)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Community Fund

The Coronavirus Community Fund has been created in response to the Covid-19 emergency and will provide grants of between £100 and £1,000 to groups that are supporting Hammersmith and Fulham residents. This includes those particularly focusing on the extra needs of at-risk groups, including people who are: at risk of complications severe enough to require hospital care; at risk of being unable to cope with isolation; at risk because they’re living in poverty. Applications are particularly welcomed for project ideas that help others adjust to, and live through, social distancing, help people cope with anxiety, and help resolve practical consequences of isolation.

https://unitedhf.org/grants/apply/covidhf/

 

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

 

The Childhood Trust (London)

Name of Fund: Champions for Children  match-funding campaign

In light of the Coronavirus and its inevitable impacts on vulnerable children and young people across London, The Childhood Trust is launching the Champions for Children  match-funding campaign to raise UNRESTRICTED FUNDS for charities working with children whose lives have been impacted by the pandemic.  To access the funding charities will need to register on the Big Give website and obtain pledges of financial support.  These will then be matched by the Childhood Trust on a £1 per £ basis.  The closing date is the 22nd April 2020.

https://www.childhoodtrust.org.uk/champions-for-children

 

Police and Crime Commissioner West Mercia (West Midlands)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Relief Fund

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the PCC has introduced a dedicated fund available to local Parish Council community groups who have enlisted volunteers to provide assistance to vulnerable people in their area. The fund is open until 30th June 2020.

https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/about-your-pcc/pcc-grants-scheme/

 

East of England

Bedfordshire Community Foundation (Bedfordshire)

Name of Fund: Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund

The Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund has been established to support community groups through this unprecedented time. The focus of the fund will be to offer local community organisations financial aid to help them deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus. Grants are available of up to £7,500 and the fund has two streams of activity. Stream 1 – Project costs only: Costs around delivery of activities, examples include: Providing telephone support as an alternative means of keeping in touch with beneficiaries; Volunteer/transport costs to provide food/medicines deliveries; equipment to help beneficiaries access web-based activity. Stream 2 – Core Costs: Organisational running costs or overheads.

https://www.blcf.org.uk/2020/03/23/bedfordshire-coronavirus-emergency-fund/

 

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

 

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: Covid-19 Community Response Fund

The Covid-19 Community Response Fund provides grants of up to £1,000 to registered charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, and Parish/ Town Councils taking an active role to respond to emerging needs in their communities.  Applications will also be considered from schools as, particularly during closure, they take an important role in supporting local children and families. Examples of activity that may be funded: Supply of food/ other items to meet the needs of vulnerable people; Recruitment and support of volunteers to provide additional capacity; Rent or other costs relating to a new site or community hub where people can more easily access community support and services; Transport costs to enable outreach services, or help people provide local transport; Befriending support for people in isolation; Equipment and other measures to enable community support to be delivered safely.

https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funding-support/grants/groups/covid-19-community-response-fund/

 

Thurrock CVS (Thurrock)

Name of Fund: VSDF Small Grants Programme

This small grants programme will provide funds up to the value of £4,000 to help those organisations that are able to sustain, refocus and or expand their organisation to support local residents affected by the coronavirus. Small or local charities and community groups are invited to apply to receive a grant of £250 to £4,000 for specific coronavirus relief projects.   The closing date for applications is the 25th May 2020.

https://thurrockcvs.org/vsdf-small-grants/

 

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/

 

Sussex Community Foundation (Sussex)

Name of Fund: Sussex Crisis Fund 

The Sussex Crisis Fund will provide emergency grants of up to £5,000 to support the community and voluntary sector in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The fund aims to address the emerging needs facing communities and the charities and community groups that support them.

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

 

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

 

West Midlands

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (West Midlands)

Name of Fund: Community Initiatives Fund

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has made £200,000 available to help fund voluntary and community activity which help and support people having to self-isolate due to the coronavirus. Over the next six months constituted community groups and organisations can bid for funding of up to £5,000 from the Community Initiatives Fund. The money is allocated from items seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The aim of the fund is to provide practical support for organisations who are responding to communities including online, practical and spiritual support, and the use of local supply chains. Applicants will not be required to match fund, but projects which contribute additional funds will be looked upon favourably. The deadline for applications in this round is the 1st June 2020.

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/community-initiatives-fund/ 

 

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/

 

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-appeal/

 

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/

 

Heart of England Community Foundation (Edgbaston & Northfield)

Name of Fund: Edgbaston and Northfield NNS Coronavirus Response Fund

The aim of the fund is to provide grants of up to £10,000 to constituted organisations working actively within the wards of Edgbaston or Northfield, as defined by the Parliamentary Constituency boundaries. Grant allocations will be for community-based support required as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/nnscrf/

 

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

 

West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner (West Mercia)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Response Fund

The fund has been created to provide dedicated funding to local Parish Council community groups that have enlisted volunteers to provide assistance to vulnerable people in their area, specifically during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers who are supporting ‘at risk’ individuals by collecting prescriptions, shopping, making reassurance phone calls and posting mail may need to purchase small items such as appropriate PPE (masks, gloves), ID badges, stationery etc. to assist them with this work.

https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/about-your-pcc/pcc-grants-scheme/

 

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

 

Worcestershire Community Foundation (Worcestershire)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Funding

The Covid-19 grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The initial focus 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 our communities who have been impacted as a result of the virus. The maximum grant available is £5,000

https://www.worcscf.org.uk/web-covid-grants.aspx

 

East Midlands

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 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 Communities Fund 2020

The Leicestershire Communities Fund provides funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 to charities. constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to help them support vulnerable people in Leicestershire due to the impacts of the current Coronavirus pandemic. The type of activities that can be supported include but are not limited to: core organisational running costs; additional staffing capacity; funding for essential capital equipment such as ICT equipment, safety equipment e.g. PPE; The need to rapidly adapt current service delivery models to maintain contact with service users.

https://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/leicestershire-communities-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

 

One Community Foundation (Kirklees)

Name of Fund: The NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund

The NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund has been created to provide grants of up to £2,000 to the organisations helping those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Funding is available to support the following types of activities: support the on-going needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained; support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provisions, or compliment their response; Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions, etc.); Support for food banks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger.

https://www.one-community.org.uk/looking-for-funding/coronavirus-emergency-fund.php

 

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/

 

Two Ridings Community Foundation (York, North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Community Fund

The Coronavirus Community Fund will provide grants of up to £2,000 to support community groups based in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull. Priority will be given to organisations supporting those most vulnerable to meet needs that have arisen as a result of the current crisis including older people, people with long term health conditions, people with mental health difficulties, people affected by homelessness and other groups who are particularly vulnerable at this time. Within this, currently, priority will be given to groups undertaking food and medicine deliveries. 

https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/fund/coronavirus-community-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 Community Foundation (Cheshire and Warrington)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Response Programme

The Covid-19 Response Programme is open to applications from charitable organisations supporting the ongoing needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Typical grants will be in the region of £2,000 and can be used for: Community response coordination to covid-19; additional volunteer costs; additional costs of working remotely; support for lonely and vulnerable people who are self-isolating and support in the wider community for foodbanks for families and vulnerable people and organisations working to combat child hunger.

http://cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk/community-foundation-launches-cheshire-and-warrington-covid-19-response-fund/

 

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/

 

Community Foundation (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

Through the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Community Foundation and its partners will support local charities and community organisations across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland respond to the outbreak and recover from its impact. Grants will go to small, local charities and community organisations that have previously been supported by the foundation. Grants will be focussed on those who work directly with vulnerable groups or their carers.

https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/coronavirusfund/#is-there-a-geographic-focus-for-this-fund

 

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/

 

The Hadrian Trust (North East)

Over the coming months, the Hadrian Trust will be giving priority to applications from organisations supporting people and communities affected by the coronavirus in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool. Social welfare and charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,000 to continue supporting the lives of people in these communities. Applications will be considered for running costs, project costs, part salaries and basic equipment for projects that support the following fields: social welfare, youth, disability, the elderly, women, ethnic minorities, education, arts, and the environment. The next closing deadline for applications is midday on the 14th June 2020.

https://www.hadriantrust.co.uk/