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£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 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...

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 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 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 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...

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 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...

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; ‘...

Funding to Provide Support for Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Leeds) 16th April 2020

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. Initial...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (South East) 16th April 2020

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 has been made available by the Shanly Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund, and is available to areas where the Foundation most operates. This includes Buckinghamshire,...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable People Affected by Coronavirus (West Yorkshire) 15th April 2020

Registered charities and churches which are located and working in West Yorkshire can apply for emergency funding of up to £500 to provide help for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by coronavirus. During April and May, the Sir George Martin Trust will re-focus it’s funding to provide grants to support small, frontline organisations that are providing immediate help for disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the communi...

The National Lottery Community Fund – COVID-19 Response (England) 15th April 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that its Awards for All England funding programme will remain open to all applications but, for the next six months, will prioritise applications from voluntary and community groups that need help to respond to Covid-19. Grants of between £300 to £10,000 will be available to existing grant-holders and is available to help with costs such as running costs, equipment, one-off events, staff and...

The National Lottery Community Fund – COVID-19 Response (Scotland) 15th April 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that its Awards for All Scotland funding programme will remain open to all applications but, for the next six months, will prioritise applications from voluntary and community groups, and public sector organisations that need help to respond to Covid-19. Current grant-holders that support high risk people, and which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services can apply for grants...

Keeping Strong Fund Launched (Gloucestershire) 15th April 2020

Disability and mental health charity the Barnwood Trust has launched a new grant scheme to help sustain people’s wellbeing during this time. People that have a disability, mental health challenge or are experiencing mental distress and living in Gloucestershire can apply for a grant to purchase something that would make a big difference to keeping individual’s or family’s physical and mental health strong over the coming weeks and month...

New Government Funds to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Wales) 15th April 2020

The Welsh Government has announced two new funds to help charities, community groups and social enterprises affected by the Coronavirus. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available through the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund to help organisations maintain or increase activities that support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in their communities. The second fund, the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales, will involve a blend of 75...

£750 Million Coronavirus Funding for Frontline Charities (UK) 9th April 2020

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, in...

COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant (England) 9th April 2020

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 organi...

Funding to Support Young People Affected by the Coronavirus (Scotland) 7th April 2020

Micro grants of up to £500 are available to youth groups and workers in Scotland to help meet the needs of young people aged 8 – 25 years who are affected by the coronavirus. The Youth Scotlands Action Fund has been established to embrace new ways to help keep young people connected with their peers and communities, helping reduce the risk of isolation and loneliness, and ensuring their mental health and wellbeing is maintained. Funding is...

Funding to Support Vulnerable People Affected by Coronavirus (Cornwall and Isles of Scilly) 7th April 2020

Charities, constituted organisations, community groups, churches and other religious organisations can apply for funding of between £500 to £5,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Funding from the Cornwall Community Foundation’s Emergency Fund will support groups and activities that help vulnerable people including those aged 70 and over and those who are self-isolat...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities and Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Cumbria) 7th April 2020

The Cumbria Community Foundation has made emergency funding available to small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims, and recently formed local volunteer groups to help the elderly and most vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Cumbria. The Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund will not be awarding maximum or minimum amounts but hopes to offer smaller grants of around £250 to community-based and self-help groups, and larger grants of o...

Housing Charity Crisis Launches Emergency Grant (UK) 6th April 2020

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 grant...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable People Affected by the Coronavirus (Cheshire and Warrington) 3rd April 2020

Charities, social enterprises, voluntary groups, and parish and town councils, can apply for emergency funding of up to £5,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Cheshire and Warrington. Funding from the Cheshire Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Grants Programme will support activities that help vulnerable people self-isolating, coordinate community response, support volunteers, and provide emergenc...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Groups Affected by the Coronavirus (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland) 3rd April 2020

Small local charities and community organisations can apply for funding to support the most vulnerable affected by coronavirus across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Through the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Tyne & Wear Community Foundation and its partners will provide support in two stages: response and recovery. Initially, funding will be provided to organisations who have previously received support from the Foundation who ar...

New Grant Scheme Launches to Support Victims of Terrorism (UK) 2nd April 2020

A new fund has been announced by the Home Secretary to offer improved support for UK residents affected by terrorism at home or abroad. Private and voluntary organisations can apply for grants of up to £500,000. Applicants must be able to provide specialist practical and emotional advice and support to individuals and their families based on professional judgement, and an understanding of the unique needs of victims of terrorism. This could i...

The Kent Community Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund (Kent & Medway) 2nd April 2020

The Kent Community Foundation has made grants of up to £10,000 available to community groups, charities, and voluntary and smaller grassroots organisations to help the elderly and most vulnerable affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Kent and Medway. The focus of the Coronavirus Emergency Fund will be on reducing the potential for loneliness and isolation, ensuring wellbeing is maintained and keeping people connected with the outside world....

Funding to Support London’s Civil Society Groups Affected by Coronavirus (London) 1st April 2020

Charities and community organisations in London facing increasing demands, immediate financial pressure and uncertainty because of the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The Mayor of London has joined City Bridge Trust and London Funders to launch the first wave of the London Community Response Fund, to support London’s civil society and cultural groups. The fund has so far raised over £5 million from a variety of F...

Funding of £20 Million to Support Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 1st April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has announced a £20 million Third Sector Resilience Fund. Grants of between £5,000 to £100,000 are available to charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland who are at risk of closure or are unable to deliver services as a direct result of coronavirus. The Third Sector Resilience Fund is delivered by Firstport,...

Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK) 31st March 2020

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this 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...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) 27th March 2020

The Quartet Community Foundation has announced emergency funding to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Funding of up to £5,000 for a single organisation and up to £20,000 for partnerships is available to small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims to help vulnerable groups including the elderly (aged...

Funding to Provide Support for Vulnerable Groups and Charities Affected by the Coronavirus (Devon) 27th March 2020

Charities and community organisations can apply for funding to help the most vulnerable affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Devon. Through the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Devon Community Foundation will provide support in two stages: response and recovery. Initially, funding will be provided to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups which will be older people who are most seriously affected by social isola...

Funding to Provide Support for Communities Affected by the Coronavirus (North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull) 27th March 2020

The Two Ridings Community Foundation has announced an emergency fund to help those affected by the coronavirus in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. Small charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 from the Two Ridings Community Foundation Coronavirus Community Fund. The fund has two streams of activity and groups can only apply for up...

Funding of £8 million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th March 2020

The Home Office has announced a further £8 million of funding to help vulnerable EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. Charities and local authorities can apply for further funding to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support which may include legal support, caseworker services or general advice as either individual or in group...

Funding to Provide Support for Vulnerable People Affected by the Coronavirus (Northern Ireland) 19th March 2020

The Community Foundation Northern Ireland has made grants of £2,500 available to community groups that are helping people aged 50 and over who are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. The aim of the Coronavirus Community Fund is to offer emergency funding to deal with issues which are arising due to the virus and the need for self-isolation. The focus will be on reducing the potential for loneliness and the feeling of isolation, ensuring the...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 5th March 2020

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regula...

YHA Family Support Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 30th January 2020

The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances. One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and children aged 2 – 18 years where the annual h...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 10th January 2020

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital...

Toyota Parasport Fund (Northern Ireland) 14th November 2019

Organisations in Northern Ireland who are working to improve the quality and quantity of sports activities for people with a disability can now apply for funding to enable the delivery of Mencap NI’s Learning Disability Awareness Training. This training will improve accessibility in sports facilities, improve the quality and quantity of sports and activities available to people with mental and physical impairments and will provide staff with...

Funding for Activities that Reduce the Amount of Sugar Eaten by Children (London) 29th October 2019

Organisations working with families in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea can apply for grants to deliver activities that cut back the amount of sugar eaten by children. Organisations can apply for up to £500 for one-off events, or up to £1,000 for activities that take place over several sessions. This can include purchasing equipment or additional staffing. Priority will be given to activities that reach children and families most at r...

Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 1st August 2019

Phase One of a new fund aiming to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales has been announced. A total of £5 million has been allocated between 2019 and 2022 to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration between existing community assets, such as clubs, schools and workplaces. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund will be available through...

Grants to Support Safer Communities (Somerset) 10th May 2019

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for projects based in Somerset that promote safer communities or reduce the risk of crime. Unincorporated associations, charities, community interest companies, cooperatives, and industrial and provident societies are all eligible to apply. Applications from organisations working in more disadvantaged communities are particularly welcomed. Applications can be made at any time to the Somerset Crimebeat Trus...

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