The following funds are available for organisations supporting the COVID-19 crisis. Funds are listed with the newest at the top
The Barclays Foundation (UK) COVID-19 Community Aid Package – More information here
Clothworkers Foundation (UK) 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. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within the following – More information here
John Lewis Partnership (UK) – 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. More information here
Tesco Bags of Help (UK) 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.. More information here
UK Government (UK) 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. More information here
The One Family Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help them to continue providing support to those affected by the coronavirus, or who themselves are struggling to maintain their usual services. Nominations for this round close on the 12th May 2020.
The UK Government in collaboration with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched phase 2 of its Emergency Surplus Food Grant. The aim of the £1 million grant scheme is to provide support to small and micro-sized not-for-profit food redistributors who can redistribute surplus food from retailers, wholesalers and food manufacturers to vulnerable people and those in need who are affected by the coronavirus. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to help with capital and revenue costs such as costs for transporting the surplus food or any increased demand and capacity issues. The deadline for applications is 1pm on the 4th June 2020 but may close early if the budget is fully allocated.
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. Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed every two weeks for an anticipated eight to ten weeks.
National Lottery Awards for All England The National Lottery has announced that all those organisations currently have National Lottery Awards For All funding, can now apply for additional funding for a COVID-19 project. Full details around applying and eligibility are here.
Big Society Capital has announced, what they describe as an “ambitious£100 million programme of loans and investments” which aims to get emergency funding into charities, social enterprises and small businesses in disadvantaged areas during the pandemic. View the full details on their website.
Standard Life Foundation: Funding is available for work directly related to the pandemic addressing financial problems & improve living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. To find out more click here
Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative has run since 2015 and gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. So far over £3.5 million has been donated in the UK. Persimmon has decided that from April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s. They can apply online by clicking here