19 May Covid-19 Funding Information as of 20th May 2020
20th May – The following have been added
- BBC Children in Need Covid Response Grants
- Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund
- NSUN Cov-19 Fund
- Clothworkers Emergency Capital Programme now suspended
- Funding to Support Armed Forces Communities During the Coronavirus Crisis (Closing date 29th May 2020)
- £5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund (Closing date 29th May 2020)
- Covid-19 Grant Round to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Youth Violence (Closing date 3rd June 2020)
- Funding to Support People of Colour Affected by the Coronavirus (Closing date 15th June 2020)
- Funding for Food Aid Charities (Closing date 6th July 2020)
Good Finance Covid-19 Resource page for Charities & Social Enterprises
This page contains information, resources and tools designed to support charities and social enterprises navigating COVID-19.
Grants Online Covid-19
No login details required to access this information. 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. https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html
Linkedin Charity Funding appeals and information
Southend Borough Council
Contact your commissioner or SAVS for more information on how to access support.
The following is a link to business rate grants.
Southend Emergency Fund – Open for donations
We have created an emergency fund so the most vulnerable, in the Southend borough, anywhere from Leigh to Shoebury, can obtain the financial help they need to get them through this difficult time. We will be using existing organisations, agencies, community groups and charities, who are already in touch with the most at risk. This will be the fastest way to get help to where it is needed and minimise abuse of the system. We will be able to direct the funds to which ever channels are able to remain open to support those needing help.
Essex Community Foundation – 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.
Fowler, Smith and Jones Trust – Emergency Support – May meeting postponed until September
The trust are interested in hearing from groups that can clearly express the losses they will incur in the coming months due to the current COVID-19 crisis. This could be losses from not being able to fundraise due to events being banned, café or other retail spaces being closed etc. that would usually support the core costs of your operation. Groups who have been supported previously by the trust will be favoured and an explanation of your current level of reserves and why they have that status will need to be provided. To get in touch with the trust please send a short email with the aforementioned detail to email@example.com. Please note applications are usually received by post, however the office is currently closed and post will not be collected. The decision has been taken to postpone the usual May meeting until September in order to focus on the immediate crisis.
Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK)
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 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
The Barclays Foundation – 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. barclayscovid-19-community-aid-package/
BBC Children in Need 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 short, medium and longer-term impact of the coronavirus.
The COVID-19 Response Programmes are as follows:
- From the 18th May 2020 current BBC Children in Need 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.
The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP)
We are now suspending applications to our emergency capital programme in order to process the high volume of those already received. We will provide a further update on the programme after outstanding grant assessments have been completed. If you have already started an application, it can still be submitted. https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/.
Co-op Group Covid-19 fund to support communities
The Co-op Group has launched a Members’ Coronavirus Fund to support foodbanks, a funeral hardship fund and community causes.
Co-op Covid-19 Fund
Projects through online grant applications:
People – Projects that help alleviate suffering and hardship of people in vulnerable situations; Environment – Projects that will help protect and preserve the environment; Communities – Projects that provide a better and healthier community to live in and use. Grants can be applied for up to £100,000 by UK charities or groups* with charitable purposes. https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation/
Grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills
Some of the money that is raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus, who are able to reach some of the most vulnerable people, likely to be affected. If you are one of Comic Relief’s funded partners, please do get in touch with your contact person to talk through how this is affecting your work and your teams. We really want to see how we can support you at this very difficult time.
Funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs. Give As You Live – cancels donation fees for food banks.
John Lewis new community support fund
A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities. 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.
Kennel Club Grants
Association of Mental Health Providers – 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.
All the funding decisions for next 6 months (up to £300m) will be devoted to crisis and they will accelerate the cash part of this funding as much as possible. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes
The National Lottery Heritage Fund – Emergency Fund – Closing date 30th June
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.
National Zatak have 2 funds available.
• Apply to our Hardship Relief Fund for essentials such as food, clothing and small debts.
• Apply to our Housing Fund for help with rent or council tax arrears.
Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally we like to fund something specific so we can measure the difference our donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.
We are most likely to approve funding request which meet one or more of our four areas of interest: Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience; Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community; Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities; Advancing education and experiences for young people
NSUN Covid-19 Fund
£5million fund entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30, grants and tailored support to maintain core business operations, as well as meet any existing financial commitments.
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – Big Society Capital
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.
Sport England Launches £20 Million Community Emergency Fund
Sport England has launched a new £20 million Fund to help sports and community organisations delivering physical activities who are experiencing short term financial hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis. This can include rent payments, utility costs, insurances, core staffing costs, etc. The types of organisations eligible to apply include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances Sport England will consider awards of more than £10,000. Applicants should have exhausted all other government funding sources before applying to this fund. Sport England expect that the Fund will be open until the 31st July 2020.
Support for Theatre professionals
£30 million support for local communities, including £25 million food donations programme. Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund grants of £500, including women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools, charities supporting the elderly.
Thomas Pocklington Trust
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. Up to £10k.
Yapp Charitable Trust
Small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19, grants up to £3k. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40k; core costs and staffing.
Million Tampon Tax Fund (Closing date 31st May 2020)
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to distribute these grants through their networks to support women and girls and to organisations that offer small and medium- sized onward grants. Applications are welcomed from individual organisations, or groups with an identified lead organisation. The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income. Please note that the £15million total fund is allocated between each administration using the Barnett Formula as a guide. Grants may be for one or two-year projects, and all activities must be concluded and funds spent by 30 June 2022.
£5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund (Closing date 29th May 2020)
Charities, and benevolent and philanthropic frontline organisations are invited to apply for a share of £5 million of UK Government funding to help tackle loneliness during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing.
Through the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be available to help organisations to continue and adapt their critical work in helping vulnerable people affected by social isolation.
- charities or benevolent and philanthropic organisations providing frontline services
- applications from consortia are not eligible for this funding
- No more than 20% of an organisation’s turnover through direct grants (and not more than 50% through grants made by umbrella organisations) will be funded
- Activities in England
Services must meet all of the following aims to be eligible for this funding:
- can demonstrate their ability to reach people in ‘cold spots’ where informal neighbourly support and small local charities are not able to fully meet needs around social connection
- serve the needs of groups particularly at risk of loneliness, including those noted in ONS analysis and Community Life Survey and Active Lives Survey data
- continue, adapt or expand existing provision where there is a track record of successful delivery
- cannot be provided without this additional funding
Funding will be for services 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.
80% of funding must be spent by 31st October 2020, and all funding must be spent by 31st December 2020
The deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 29th May 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5-million-loneliness-covid-19-grant-fund
Funding to Support Armed Forces Communities During the Coronavirus Crisis (Closing date 29th May 2020)
In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has announced £6 million in funding to help Armed Forces charities and community interest companies continue to provide much needed support to veterans, Armed Forces families, and others from the Armed Forces community
Grants of up to £60,000 are available through the Covid-19 Impact Programme for Armed Forces Communities grants.
To apply for funding, organisations need to:
- be able to show a strong history of work with people from Armed Forces communities; and your organisation must have at least one year’s worth of published accounts
- have fewer resources coming into your organisation, due to Covid-19
- have the same, or increased, demand for the services that you deliver to people from Armed Forces communities.
Services offered should be in one of nine key areas.
- Support to the elderly (including care homes)
- Mental and physical health
- Domestic violence
- Criminal Justice System
- Service families (including childcare)
Costs such as staff time, costs of delivering services online or remotely, and reasonable overheads could be covered.
Grants of up to £125,000 or more are available in exceptional circumstances.
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/
Covid-19 Grant Round to Support Vulnerable Young People at Risk of Youth Violence (Closing date 3rd June 2020)
In response to the coronavirus, the Youth Endowment Fund has launched a new £6.5 million Covid-19 grant round to fund and evaluate work which supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales.
Charities, social enterprises, for-profit companies and public sector agencies can apply for grants of a minimum of £25,000, with the average grant expected to be around £50,000.
Because of the financial pressure they are under, 50% of the total funding available will be reserved for charities and social enterprises.
Funding will be focused on two key areas of work:
- Digital/virtual delivery of programmes, specifically:
- Remote/digital/virtual delivery of programmes delivered on a one-to-one basis
- Remote/digital/virtual delivery of group-based programmes
- Remote/digital/virtual delivery of guided self-help or interactive content
- Face-to-face activity that can be delivered whilst adhering to social distancing/stay at home guidelines, specifically:
- Face-to-face activity delivered within schools, including activities to help vulnerable young people return to school
- Face-to-face delivery of detached youth work
The deadline for applications is midday on the 3rd June 2020. https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/grants-2/covid-19-round/
Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 4th June 2020)
The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020 for projects that will start between 23rd September 2020 and the 5th January 2021.
Grants of between £10,200 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards:
• Community buildings
• Parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities
• Nature reserves
• Bio diversity projects.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site (please see post code checker below); the projects must have a total cost of under £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs); the applicant must have secured 10% of funding towards the project prior to submitting a full (stage 2) application.
Funding to Support People of Colour Affected by the Coronavirus (Closing date 15th June 2020)
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.
The Fund is currently made up of financial contributions from foundations, philanthropic organisations and crowdfunding.
What will be funded:
- Projects that meet the immediate needs and/or impact of crisis – be it Covid-19 or otherwise – for communities of colour.
- Ideas that present transformational and radical alternatives that will support people of colour creating solutions for change on a systemic level.
- ‘Ecosystem builders’ – visionaries that exist between the mainstream and the margins who are working to mobilise connections and resources for the benefit of their communities. This could include: Lived Experience Leaders –POC leaders; activists; community leaders; innovators; change-makers working on racial justice.
- Those with an international perspective, seeking to amplify and build relationships with communities in the global south in order to achieve global change.
- Projects connected to faith and spirituality are welcomed.
Applications for this round open on the 18th May 2020 until the 15th June 2020.
Funding for Food Aid Charities (Closing date 6th July 2020)
Grants of up to £100,000 are available to front line 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 cannot afford food
- 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 funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Food Charities Grant Fund.
To be eligible charities will need to show that they:
- are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities
- have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020
This grant is not to provide food for the extremely clinically vulnerable, who are already being supported by the government.
The closing date for applications is the 6th July 2020.
To apply charities will need to register and apply through with the eSourcing portal
Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives
The Henry Smith Charity provides grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations (charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises) that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
The charity has six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need. These are:
• Help at a critical moment – Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse.
• Positive choices – Helping people, whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices.
• Accommodation / housing support – Enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation.
• Employment and training – Supporting people to move towards or gain employment.
• Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements – Supporting people to overcome their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements.
• Support networks and family – Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships
Grants can cover running costs, salaries and project costs for organisations that can demonstrate a track record of success and evidence the effectiveness of their work. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £50,000 – £2 million (in exceptional circumstances up to £5 million).
Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months.