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Relief Fund and Volunteer Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Covid-19 (East Midlands) 21st August 2020

East Midlands Airport has opened phase 2 of its Covid-19 Relief Fund for charities and local voluntary and community groups which are helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of up to £1,000 and / or voluntary help from airport staff to allow organisations to continue to deliver much-needed support. The Fund has already helped foodbanks with the purchase of over 41,000 essential items tha...

£15 Million Covid-19 Support Package to Support the Tourism Sector (Scotland) 21st August 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced two new funding packages worth £15 million to support the tourism sector. A £14 million Hotel Recovery Programme will help to secure up to 3,000 jobs at Scotland’s larger hotels until the start of the summer 2021 tourism season. Grants of up to £250,000 will be available to eligible businesses in addition to a suite of wrap-around business support and advice. A...

£25.5 Million Revenue Support Package for Arts Organisations Affected by Covid-19 (Wales) 20th August 2020

The Arts Council of Wales are making grants of between £100,000 and £3 million available to support arts organisations which have been affected by COVID-19 and are trying to sustain themselves until they can resume publicly accessible activity in 2021 and beyond. The Wales Cultural Recovery Fund (Revenue) for the Arts will support activities until March 2021, and will pay particular attention to those who are experiencing significant financi...

Funding to Support Local Charities and Community Groups Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 18th August 2020

Foundation Scotland has opened phase 2 of its Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. The Fund supports charities and constituted community groups in Scotland which are helping vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design t...

Funding to Support Migrant and Refugee Charities Affected by the Pandemic (England) 14th August 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has re-opened the COVID-19 Support Fund. The fund provides emergency response funding to organisations suffering acute financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic and operating within the Specialist Migration Sector. The fund originally closed for applications on the 2nd August 2020 but had fewer application than expected. This, the second round of applications has also extended the eligibility criteria. The...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 13th August 2020

Viridor has committed to make £50,000 a year available for the Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan. This scheme will be funded for the next 25 years. Charities, and properly constituted not-for-profit groups, can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community. Funding decisions are based on a set of...

Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of up to £20,0000 to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. In particular...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities & Coronavirus Response (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 7th August 2020

Small not-for-profit organisations and community groups with charitable aims can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 for activities that aim to improve the lives of local people by addressing specific needs and disadvantages within their communities. The Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grants Programme supports activities which reflect the concerns and priorities of the people they aim to benefit and where possible include t...

New £20 Million Fund to Support Small and Medium Sized Businesses (England) 7th August 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help smaller businesses in England recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 - £5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment as well as professional, legal, financial or other advice to help them get back on track. The support will be fully...

Common Call Grants Programme (UK) 7th August 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specif...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 6th August 2020

Grant of up to £500 are available to individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them. The funding can be used by individuals to get their idea up and running and will help cover some of those costs. In addition, business support is available for those who decide to turn their idea into a business. The funding is being made available through the Pounds for Purpose grants programme and to be eligible...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 6th August 2020

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Apply...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items that...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 5th August 2020

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects can last between 1 and 3 years and to be eligible the applicant organisation need to have a turnover o...

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund Opens for Applications (England) 4th August 2020

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has joined forces with Company Shop to launch a new £100,000 fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund will provide grants to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services; etc to support families that are going hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if su...

Funding to Support Local Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Coventry & Warwickshire) 3rd August 2020

Charities, and constituted voluntary and community groups can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to support projects addressing local needs in Coventry and Warwickshire during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Coventry Building Society Fund, The Coventry Building Society Foundation (CBSF) are providing small grants of up to £2,000, and large grants of up to £10,000 for projects which provide support such as mental health and bereav...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 31st July 2020

Armed Forces charities and other organisations can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. The funding can last for up to three years. In the last year the Foundation awarded almost £500,000 by way of grants and donations to over 50 small charities. Many of the charities supported are smaller bodies that cannot afford marketing te...

Funding to Help the Childcare Sector Reopen Safely After Coronavirus (Scotland) 30th July 2020

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

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 29th July 2020

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund reven...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 29th July 2020

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should ad...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 28th July 2020

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment and activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the...

Funding to Help Religious Organisations Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK & Republic of Ireland) 28th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies to enable them to meet changing needs within their communities and to adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Hope Beyond Programme are making grants of up to £50,000 available to help religious organisations implement new ways of working and introduce n...

Funding to Empower Marginalised Women and Girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi through Sport (UK) 23rd July 2020

Comic Relief, in partnership with the Scottish Government, are launching phase 2 of their Levelling the Field Programme which uses sport to address social issues experienced by the most marginalised women and girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi. Levelling the Field II will build on the strengths and learning from Phase I to empower women and girls through the development of essential life skills, fostering confidence and improving their self-es...

Government Scheme Launched to Support Universities at Risk of Insolvency (England) 23rd July 2020

English Universities facing severe financial difficulties and at risk of insolvency as a result of the coronavirus will be able to apply for further Government support in the form of repayable loans. Any funding offered through the Higher Education Restructuring Regime will come with conditions to be determined on a case-by-case basis to ensure institutions make changes that will enable them to make a strong contribution to the nation’s futu...

Foyle Foundation Re-opens its Main Grants Programme (UK) 20th July 2020

The Foyle Foundation, which is one of the UK’s largest grant making charity, has announced that its Main Grants Programme has re-opened for applications to support charities with a core remit of the Arts or Learning. In light of the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has revised its criteria and will change to make one-year grants only (no multi-year grants) to charities that can demonstrate ongoing financial stabi...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations Affected by Covid-19 (England) 17th July 2020

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide ran...

Community Justice Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 15th July 2020

Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 - £75,000 through the new Community Justice Fund. The Community Justice Fund is a joint initiative to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay the foundations for longer-term renewal. To be eligible for funding an organisation must be registered with the Charity Commis...

£45 Million of National Lottery COVID Funding To Support Vulnerable Communities (England) 14th July 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has opened a £45 million programme to fund charities community groups and social enterprises working with people disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. This includes BAME and other communities experiencing health inequalities and people experiencing homelessness. The fund will be distributed through five partnerships, which includes £5million for small and medium organisations supporting migrants...

£4 Million Fund to Save and Rebuild Community Sport Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (Wales) 13th July 2020

Sports Wales have launched a £4 million fund to help protect Grassroots sports clubs and community organisations in Wales that are at risk of closing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and help them prepare to re-start activities safely. The Be Active Wales Fund has two main priorities: to ‘protect’ clubs and organisations that are at immediate financial risk and need support by providing grants of between £300 and £5,000; and ‘prepare...

Funding to Help BAME-Led Organisations Access Coronavirus Funds (UK) 13th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Community Foundations is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations that can help other BAME-led organisations apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £50,000 and £20,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communicatio...

Funding to Improve the Quality of PE and Sport Provision in Primary Schools (England) 13th July 2020

The Education Secretary has announced that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2020-21. Allocations to primary schools will be determined by a formula based on pupil numbers. An average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity so that pupils experi...

£10 Million Package to Help Kick Start Tourism in Time for the Summer (England) 10th July 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to small businesses in tourist destinations across England to help them adapt their businesses following the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the government’s drive to boost the recovery of the economy, funding will be distributed immediately from its new £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package to help kick start tourism in time for the summer. Funding will be allocated to Local Growth Hubs b...

£1.57 Billion Investment to Protect Britain’s Cultural, Arts and Heritage Institutions (UK) 6th July 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that cultural and heritage institutions, such as theatres, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music venues and independent cinemas can now access a share of £1.57bn that has been made available to help with the impact of Coronavirus. The funding will consist of a mix of grants and low cost loans. The funding will include £120 million to restart construction work at cu...

Severn Trent Water Community Fund Reopens to Applications (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 3rd July 2020

Severn Trent Water has reopened its Community Fund. The fund will support new projects by local charities, volunteer and community groups, and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent region. Grants of between £2,000 and £250,000 are available to support new projects which make a real difference to the wellbeing of local communities by helping people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, creating better places to live...

UK Government Support Packages to Protect UK University Research (UK) 3rd July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities. Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistr...

Funding for Schools Incurring Additional Costs Due to the Coronavirus (England) 1st July 2020

The Government has announced extra funding and support for schools to cover the exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 summer term. Funding will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. This can relate to additional costs associated with catering for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers; support; the provision of free...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Cycling to Work (Scotland) 30th June 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to business and organisations in Scotland that are working towards achieving or maintaining Cycling Friendly Employer status. Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly Employer Development Fund, financed by Transport Scotland, provides grants of up to £25,000 per registered workplace for capital projects that promote cycling to support a happier, healthier workforce, by encouraging staff and visitors to trav...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Merseyside) 30th June 2020

Charities, voluntary, community and faith organisations, social businesses, churches, PTAs and parish/town councils can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Merseyside. The Community Foundation for Merseyside in partnership with Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has launched the LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support community and voluntary organisations on the fr...

UK and Welsh Governments Team Up to Boost Broadband Connectivity for Rural Wales (Wales) 29th June 2020

More than 50,000 rural Welsh homes and businesses will have access to more funding for better broadband through the UK Governments Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. The Welsh Government has added funding to the existing Voucher Scheme to provide vouchers worth £7,000 for SMEs and £3,000 for residential premises to help cover the upfront costs of installing new gigabit-capable internet connections. The vouchers subsidise the cost of building...

Extra Support for New Teachers Amid Surge in Applications (North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester) 29th June 2020

The UK Government has announced a boost to the training and development for up to 5,000 new teachers amid a surge in applications to join the teaching profession since the outbreak of coronavirus. The new induction programme, based on the Early Career Framework, will be launched in the North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester from autumn 2020, ahead of a national rollout in 2021. Up to 2,000 new teachers in these areas will benef...

Funding for Sporting Opportunities in Deprived and Physically Inactive Areas (West Midlands) 26th June 2020

Community clubs and organisations can apply for funding to support sporting activity within deprived and disadvantaged communities. This can include people living in poverty, black, asian minority ethnic communities, disabled people, and people with long-term health conditions. Funding from Active Black Country’s Tackling Inequalities Fund is provided by Sport England and will consist of two streams of funding: “Local” funding of between...

£1 Million Fund to Support Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England - various locations) 25th June 2020

Anglian Water is working with fifteen Community Foundations in the East of England to allocate their £1million Positive Difference Fund to support communities affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable people who are isolated, considered high risk and in need of practical support can apply to their local Community Foundation. Half of the fund is being made available immediately, with...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (West Midlands and Warwickshire) 24th June 2020

Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises with an income of less than £500,000 can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Funding from the Wesleyan Foundation Large Grants Fund will support projects that help to help combat loneliness amongst the vulnerable and elderly, provide...

Funding to Support Local Charitable Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (West of England) 23rd June 2020

Registered charities, voluntary and community groups, Community Interest Companies, and town and parish councils can apply for funding to enable ongoing service provision to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged affected by coronavirus in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. Through the Coronavirus Recovery and Stabilisation Grant Programme, the Quartet Foundation will provide grants of up to £...

Funding to Support B&Bs Financially Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 22nd June 2020

Small B&Bs and other small serviced accommodation businesses adversely affected by the covid-19 crisis can apply for financial support from the Scottish Government’s £3 million Business Support Fund. B&Bs who have not been able to access support through other schemes, and have been operating from a personal bank account due to not having a business bank account can apply for a one-off payment of £3,000. Businesses must have been trading fo...

Funding to Tackle Inequalities in Sport and Physical Activity in Under-Represented Groups (Yorkshire and the Humber) 18th June 2020

Active Humber has received £80,000 from the Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities fund to distribute to community groups to help reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and tackle the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity in under-represented groups. The main focus of the Fund is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on activity levels in under-represented groups, such as Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, disabled...

Seafarers UK Launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund (UK) 18th June 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers £2 million UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The new fund is intended for distribution in 2020/2021, with 75% allocated to the international merchant seafaring community and 25% to UK coastal fishing fleets. Grants from Seafarers UK are offered to charities and other organisations providing frontline and suppor...

Funding to Support Charities and Organisations Adversely Affected by Coronavirus (Northern Ireland) 17th June 2020

In response to the coronavirus, The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is making emergency funding available to registered charities and constituted groups which have been adversely affected by the crisis. The Small Community Grants Programme will provide funding of up to £2,500 to help organisations react to the pandemic, prepare to reopen or adapt services accordingly, and to restore/renew in order to enable ongoing service provision....

Funding for Charitable Organisations working with Disadvantaged Individuals (Greater Manchester) 16th June 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with individuals who are disadvantaged, sick, have a disability and/or living in poverty within the Greater Manchester area. Funding from the Charity Service’s Grant Fund can be used to help with new project costs, and the purchase or supply of activities, amenities or items of a medical nature not supplied by the NHS that will improve th...

Funding to Support the Most At-Risk Young People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 11th June 2020

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

The Gannochy Trust - COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund (Perth and Kinross) 11th June 2020

The Gannochy Trust, one of Scotland’s largest independent funders, has launched a £500,000 COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund to help charities working in Perth and Kinross cope during the pandemic. The new fund will provide relief from the financial and operational pressures facing charities during the outbreak, as well as enabling development and delivery of vital support services to people and communities affected by the virus. Small...

Funding to Provide Health and Wellbeing Services for Disadvantaged People (North Somerset) 10th June 2020

Local voluntary, community, charity and social enterprise organisations providing health & wellbeing services for disadvantaged local people in North Somerset can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The North Somerset Community Partnership Grant has been set up by the Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Community Partnership to support small community-based organisations which help people disadvantaged by poverty, disability, age,...

The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens to Support Charities Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 8th June 2020

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to ena...

The Asda Foundation Launches Two New Grants in Response to the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 8th June 2020

The Asda Foundation support local grass roots organisations which benefit and involve local communities centred around Asda Food Stores. In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has launched two new emergency Covid-19 grants: Hygiene Grants which focus on personal hygiene dignity, and supporting residents/patients in facilities who are unable to provide their own toiletries. Applications will be accepted from care homes, hospices, hospit...

Funding to Help Local People and Organisations Reduce Crime and Disorder (Cleveland) 5th June 2020

The 2020/21 round of funding made available by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland (PCC) is now open to applications for projects which help local people and organisations reduce crime and disorder, and reduce the fear of crime. There are currently two types of funding: the Community Safety Fund which is funded by central government for distribution amongst organisations and groups who are committed to improving community safety; a...

Funding to Support Community Pubs Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 2nd June 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Power to Change has suspended all current funding programmes to focus on supporting community businesses affected by the crisis. The Trust has now made small grants of up to £2,000 available to support community pubs in England who have experienced a reduction in income due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The aim of the Fund is to help them to adjust their activities, and provide redesigned services and community...

Intermediary Funding Opportunity for LGBTQ+ Led Partner Organisations (UK) 2nd June 2020

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@...

Covid Funding for Specialist Women's Organisations (UK) 2nd June 2020

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 p...

Lloyds Bank Foundation Announces Changes to it Grant Making in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic (England and Wales) 1st June 2020

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced changes to their grant making programmes in response to the Covid-19 crisis. These changes include fast tracking those organisations that have already made significant progress with their application. However, the Foundation will only fund projects for 12 months. These charities have also been able to access organisational development support as they made their applications. The foundation has also s...

Funding to Support Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Darlington) 29th May 2020

Local voluntary organisations, community groups, small charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by coronavirus in Darlington. Through the Darlington Covid Fund, Darlington Borough Council, in partnership with the County Durham Community Foundation, will provide two themes of support: ‘proactive’ and ‘recovery and resilience’. Th...

£20 million Additional Funding to Encourage Businesses Developing New Technologies (UK) 29th May 2020

The UK Government has announced that they are doubling investment in the Fast Start Competition to encourage innovative technology and research-focussed businesses and start-ups to develop new ways of working and help build resilience across industries and communities. The additional £20 million funding, which is managed by Innovate UK, comes from a £211 million government investment package to encourage businesses developing new technologie...

Covid-19 Support Fund from the UK Insurance and Long-term Savings Industry (UK) 27th May 2020

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched a Covid-19 Support Fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by the crisis. The Fund aims to raise a total of £100 million, with over £80 million already pledged in voluntary donations from firms across the sector. The aim of the fund is to provide immediate support to community based charities which are under strain, as well as longer-term support to enable them...

£5 Million Funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in Response to Coronavirus (UK) 26th May 2020

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 a...

Coronavirus Community Support Fund Opens for Applications (England) 26th May 2020

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 finan...

Care Home Support Package to Help Reduce Coronavirus Infections (England) 22nd May 2020

The UK Government has introduced £600 million of funding to tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes. The Infection Control Fund will be allocated to local authorities to ensure that care homes can continue to take the necessary measures to prevent and stop the spread of the virus within their sites by restricting permanent and agency staff to working in only one care home wherever possible. Funding will be used to help providers pay fo...

Government Unlocks £150 Million from Dormant Accounts for Coronavirus Response (UK) 22nd May 2020

The UK Government has announced £150 million of funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The release of £71 million from the government’s dormant assets scheme will be accelerated alongside £79 million already recouped that will be made available to help charities’ coronavirus response and recover...

Funding to Support Creative and Culture Businesses (Northern England) 21st May 2020

A combination of grants or loans of up to £150,000 are available to support creative and culture businesses that are having a positive social impact within disadvantaged communities across the North of England. The funding which has been made available through the Northern Culture Regeneration Fund is available to businesses operating in the eleven northern Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas and will provide access to investments with u...

Grants for NEXT Employees with Children (UK) 21st May 2020

The Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust are providing grants for parents or carers working for retailer NEXT who are experiencing financial difficulty or are facing an unexpected change in circumstances such as redundancy or long-term illness. The Trust will provide grants to support children (0-18 years) whose parents or carers have been working for NEXT for at least one year, or previously worked for them within the last nine years. Fundi...

£37.3 Million Available for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (England) 20th May 2020

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England. Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants from the Family Fund for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educati...

Funding for Properties Occupied by Charities Affected by Covid-19 (Scotland) 20th May 2020

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...

Funding to Get Vulnerable People Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 19th May 2020

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 w...

£1 Million Crowdfunding Support for Sports Clubs And Organisations (England) 18th May 2020

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 Crowdfund...

Funding to Support Voluntary and Community Groups Responding to the Coronavirus (Cheshire West and Chester) 18th May 2020

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 provid...

BBC Children in Need Covid-19 Response Grants (UK, Isle of Man & the Channel Islands) 15th May 2020

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...

Funding Available for Zoo’s and Aquaruims (England) 14th May 2020

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, vete...

Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 13th May 2020

Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children...

Funding to Support Women at Risk of Being Drawn into Crime (England & Wales) 12th May 2020

The UK Government has announced funding of £2.5 million for community services which support women at risk of being drawn into crime in England and Wales. Directors of each regional probation area will assess which types of services are most needed to tackle the root causes of offending and make funding recommendations to the Ministry of Justice. This might include services such domestic abuse support, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, or work...

Funding to Support Youth Services Affected by the Coronavirus (Bristol) 11th May 2020

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 con...

Funding to Support Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Merseyside) 7th May 2020

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 pro...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (Worcestershire) 6th May 2020

Local charities, parish and town councils, churches, and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims can apply for emergency funding of up to £5,000 to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people affected by coronavirus in Worcestershire. Initially, funding from the Worcestershire Community Foundation Covid-19 Fund will be aimed at providing emergency grants to coordinated volunteer programmes, and those services experiencing an incre...

Funding for Research to Better Understand the Link Between Alcohol and Harm (UK) 5th May 2020

Alcohol Change UK will be issuing a call for proposals in early May 2020 for the current round of their New Horizons Grants Programme. The aim of the Programme is to support innovative research to better understand the link between alcohol and harm, which will help shift cultural norms around drinking, improve drinking behaviours, and to provide better policy, regulation, support and treatment through evidence-based research. The First round o...

Funding to Improve the National Cycle Network in Scotland (Scotland) 5th May 2020

Constituted community groups can apply for grants of £2,500 for projects which will make artistic and aesthetic improvements along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to travel by bike or foot. Sustrans’ Scotland ArtRoots Fund encourages the showcasing of local talent and expression for youngsters through their arts, and encourages local communities to shape their local environment and b...

Funding to Support Community Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus (England) 5th May 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Power to Change have launched a £12 million crisis support package to provide immediate and medium-term support for community businesses supporting the vulnerable and isolated in England. The emergency package includes £7 million in rescue funding, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to contribute to trading incomes losses incurred between April and June 2020. This will initially be available to cur...

Emergency Funding for Mental Health Services Affected by Coronavirus (England) 5th May 2020

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...

Funding to Become Britain's First Fully Electric Bus Town - Deadline Extended (England – outside London) 4th May 2020

Local authorities in England can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town. The winning area will receive up to £50 million to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric buses, reducing emissions and cleaning up the air in their community. The £50 million fund is part of a total £170 million allocated to improve services and make bus journeys greener, easier and more reliable. The funding is available to English Local Autho...

Funding to Support Local Communities (Leeds) 1st May 2020

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals, community activists and small voluntary groups looking to develop and/or implement ideas that improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in Leeds. The Leeds Community Foundations’ Leeds Fund: Micro Grants will provide funding for new or existing volunteer led activities which aim to address inequalities and create opportunities for those most in need, such as children and young people, pe...

Technology Support for Children and Schools during Coronavirus (England) 30th April 2020

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...

Funding to Support Pet Rescue Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands) 30th April 2020

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 for Ideas that Address the Impacts of Covid-19 (UK) 30th April 2020

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 interve...

Funding to Help the Local Faith Network Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 29th April 2020

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. An initial fund of £100,000 has been made available by Faith in Community Scotland’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The focus of the fund is to support people most at risk of becoming disconnected during social distancing by meeting their needs, helping...

Emergency Funding to Help Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 29th April 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Hope for the Young have launched a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers up to 30 years of age who are in need of immediate financial support. Grants of up to £250 will be available for up to twelve weeks and will be allocated on a case by case basis to help relieve social isolation and financial hardship. Funding is available to help with costs such as purchasing...

Funding to Support Charities and not-for-profit Organisations responding to the Covid-19 Outbreak (UK) 29th April 2020

UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations responding to the Covid-19 outbreak can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000. The Clothworkers’ Foundation’s Emergency Capital Programme will provide small capital grants to allow charities with an annual income of less than £2 million to purchase essential items in order to adapt or increase their services for beneficiaries outside the London area. Priority will be given to or...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by COVID-19 (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) 28th April 2020

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 cont...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Greater Manchester) 27th April 2020

Forever Manchester has made grants of up to £5,000 available to constituted community groups to support those most affected by coronavirus in the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. The focus of the Community Support Fund is to keep communities strong and connected by promoting positive actions and improving wellbeing during the crisis. As local groups will know their communities the best, funding can be used in whatever way they feel would b...

Phase Two of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund Now Open to Applications (Wales) 24th April 2020

The Welsh Government has announced that the second phase of the £200 million Economic Resilience Fund is open for applications. This phase is targeted at microbusinesses, SMEs and large businesses of critical social or economic importance to Wales. Micro businesses with a reduction of over 40% in turnover since the 1st March 2020 to apply for grants of up to £10,000. Grants of up to £100,000 are available to small and medium sized firms wi...

Funding to Support Community Groups and Organisations (Outer London) 24th April 2020

Local community groups and organisations based and working in outer London can apply for match funding of up to £10,000. The Connected Communities Matchfund is expanding its criteria to include charitable projects providing support for those affected by Covid-19, but will continue to fund projects that support people on low incomes, address local problems and are led by communities that will benefit from the work. Applications are particularl...

Emergency Funding for Voluntary Services Affected by Coronavirus (Wales) 23rd April 2020

The Welsh Government has made grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 available to voluntary organisations that are providing vital support to communities during the coronavirus crisis. The aim of the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund is to ensure organisations have the resources they need to maintain, increase and adapt activities that support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in their communities, such as people in isolation, the elderly, ca...

Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK) 22nd April 2020

The Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to support registered charities that ate helping local communities affected by the coronavirus. Funding will support groups and activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating, co-ordinate community response, provide emergency support such as food banks, help with loss of income and ensure health and wellbeing is maintained. The £10...

Second Wave of Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (London) 20th April 2020

London Community Response has launched a second wave of emergency funding for charities and community groups responding to the needs of communities affected by the Coronavirus. Wave 2 has two funding programmes: ‘Crisis response’ will provide grants of up to £10,000 to help organisations meet the immediate needs of communities and people at risk by helping to cover one-off costs such as food and essentials, equipment, and staff costs; ‘...

£8 Million Funding to Support Adoptive Families Affected by Coronavirus (England) 20th April 2020

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 t...