Covid-19 Funding Sources

New funding sources following the Covid-19 outbreak

It has been estimated that the sector is set to lose £4bn as a result of Covid-19. This is a massive sum, but we could help to reduce it by contributing now to ease the cashflow of our cherished local organisations.  We hope to update this guidance regularly as new information is made available. If you come across a fund or funder which might be of interest across the sector, please let us know so we can include it here and help as many organisations as possible access funding.

If you would like help with applying for these funds such as a read and review, Christine Halpin and Isobel Hatfield are on hand to help you through, please contact them by email at memberservices@communities1st.org.uk and they will book some time in to work with you.

Grants Online have identified all those Grants that are available to you to help with the impact that COVID 19 and have put them all on a separate web page, this will be updated with any new information as and when it is made available

Small grants scheme for smaller charitable organisations
Charities Aid Foundation has launched a small grants scheme for smaller charitable organisations. It’s for grants of up to £10,000 for smaller organisations affected by the virus outbreak. Details can be found here:  www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund.

Nisa Stores charity funds
All Nisa Stores across the UK have a charity fund to support small, local charities. Retailers are facing unprecedented demands at the moment and are extremely busy so don’t have the time to actively seek out charities, but if you call or pop in (safely) to ask, you may be in luck! Find your local Nisa store.

National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)
NHLF remains open for its current grant programmes and are seeking to reassure everyone they fund that they will be as flexible and supportive as possible.  Find out more about Heritage Fund funding.

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a rapid response fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.  Find out more about CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

The National Emergencies Trust
NET has launched a Coronavirus fundraising appeal to raise funds for local charities. The British Red Cross will be managing donations. Find out more about National Emergencies Trust funding.

Power to Change
Power to Change have paused their current programmes for community businesses in order to turn their attention and funding towards the support and advice the sector needs now. Find out more about Power to Change funding and support.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF)
EFF are currently concentrating on supporting the organisations they already fund. Find out more about Esmee Fairbairn Foundation funding.

Big Society Capital
Big Society Capital is planning to launch an emergency loan fund for the sector. Around £100m is expected to be available and more details are still to be announced.  Find out more about Big Society Capital Funding.

Standard Life Foundation
The Standard Life Foundation has launched funding for work directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will be made to organisations which tackle financial problems and improve living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK.  Find out more about Standard Life Foundation funding.

John Lewis and Waitrose £1m fund
The partnership has launched a £1m community support fund. Waitrose stores will have these funds to support their local area based on the needs of the community.  Find out more about John Lewis and Waitrose funding.

Arts Council England
Emergency funding package and support for funded organisations and individuals announced.  Find out more about Arts Council funding.

The Indigo Trust
The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency. The trust responded to an initiative from charity think tank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), which has published guidance for philanthropists on how to best support charities through to the crisis.  Find out more about Indigo Trust funding.

Steve Morgan Foundation
Housebuilder Redrow’s founder Steve Morgan has also pledged £1m a week to charity, joining the list of celebrities and business people offering their support.  Find out more about Steven Morgan Foundation funding

Cadent Foundation
Charities and community groups can apply for individual grants of between £100 and £100,000 as a new foundation, funded by the UK’s biggest gas network Cadent, opens for applications.  It committed £240,000 to the Trussell Trust last week to help food banks respond to challenges presented by Covid-19.  Find out more about Cadent Foundation funding.

Youth Futures Foundation
The Foundation’s rolling grants programme is now live.  The new fund will be distributed to organisations across England that have a promising track record of supporting young people (aged 14-24) who face barriers to accessing employment.  The Foundation is also calling for government to unlock an emergency support package for charities and social enterprises working with children and young people. Find out more about Youth Futures Foundation funding.

Localgiving and People’s Postcode lottery – Magic Little Grants
Magic Little Grants of £500 are available to local charities that support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. Localgiving have announced that they will support projects that help people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube.  Find out more about Magic Little Grants.

Emergency funding to support highly vulnerable veterans
The Covenant Fund Trust will this month be launching an emergency programme to support the Armed Forces Community with funding from the Covenant Fund and from HM Treasury; with special attention on those who have faced hardships as a result of the pandemic; on projects to help isolated people reconnect with wider communities; projects that support improved mental health and encouraging stronger links between Armed Forces Charities.  Find out more how the Covenant Fund Trust is responding to COVID-19 here.

Technology for social isolation fund
Government funding up to £25k to develop innovative solutions to help reduce social isolation using technology. This is a challenge to the technology sector to help reduce social isolation amongst the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating. More information here

Arts Council emergency funding
The Arts Council have announced a package of measures to help arts organisations, whether or not they are already funded by them. Some funding is also available to individuals. More information here

Gift Aid
Annually it is estimated that charities fail to claim up to £600m in Gift Aid. If you are entitled to this free money from the government, and haven’t yet done so, now might be a good time to look into it. More details here

The National Emergencies Trust
The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a coronavirus fundraising appeal to raise funds for local charities. NET will award grants and distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations, for example local community foundations. Partners will work within parameters agreed with NET “to help identify the greatest need and distribute funds with both care and speed wherever possible”. NET was set up last year in response to recommendations by the Charity Commission, following a series of UK emergencies in 2017.  Individuals and charities should not apply directly to the NET for funds. Local charities should contact their local community foundation to apply for funding. National Emergency Trust new grant click here

Neighbourly Community Fund
Organisations already funded through Neighbourly can apply for an additional grant of £400. Click here

National Lottery Community Fund
Committed to continuing support and will “consider requests for support if you experience particular financial pressures as a result of the situation.”

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

  • Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children
  • Unrestricted grants of up to £5k
  • Supports work that will
    - Improve reach to targeted groups of 0-3yrs
    - Bring about improved defined outcomes
  • Click here for more information

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

  • Start Up: Your project is in the planning stages but ready to start, or less than two years old. It makes £0 – £15,000 a year
  • Trade Up: Your project was established at least a year ago, and probably has at least one paid member of staff. It makes at least £15,000 a year
  • Scale Up: Your project was probably established two or more years ago, and probably has two or more paid members of staff. It makes at least £75,000 a year

Applications are open until Thursday 30 April 2020. Find out more.

Sport England: Community Emergency Fund

This new fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It’s specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by them, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances they will consider awards of more than £10,000.  Find out more.

In This Together: Emergency Grants Fund

Emergency grants to support local organisations that are meeting the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK and who are affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.  Find out more.

Audio Content Fund

The Audio Content Fund has “announced a special funding round, for content that will support radio audiences during the coronavirus crisis. The fund, which is financed by the UK Government, has made a minimum of £200,000 of its budget available for ideas that will improve the quality of listeners’ lives during restrictions in place due to Covid-19.”  Find out more.

Can your VCSE organisation apply for Covid-19 support for businesses?

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.  Find out more.

Coronavirus Voluntary Sector Support Fund

Catalyst Housing has set up an emergency fund to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations responding to support communities with the challenges of coronavirus.  The fund is open to organisations working in Catalyst neighbourhoods that are supporting those with low and insecure incomes, older people and vulnerable adults, as well as those with mental ill health.  Groups can apply for up to £2,000 and will cover costs.  Find out more.

BBC to host Big Night In fundraiser

BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief are joining forces to host an evening of fundraising in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Big Night In will be broadcast live on 23 April from 7pm to 10pm and will feature a range of celebrities and artists, some performing from home to respect social distancing rules.

This is the first time that the charity partners have collaborated. Funds will be divided between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief and will then be used “to provide essential support to local charities, projects and programmes across the UK to help those most in need.”

Herts Sports Partnership have produced a funding newsletter which is extremely useful for sports groups and can be found on their website.

It includes both local, national and sport specific funding packages. 

The 2.6 Challenge

The organisers of the UK's largest mass-participation sports events have come together to create The 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities.  The challenge is due to take place on the 26th April, the day that thousands of people would be running or tuning into the London Marathon. It is encouraging people to take on a challenge or initiative of their choice, on that day that is 2.6 or 26 of something - 2.6 sofa dips; 2.6km cycle; 26 laps of your garden etc. - and to then fund raise or donate to a charity of your choice.  There’s a great video here which is a summary of what the campaign is all about.

Jewish Child's Day Grants

Jewish Childs Day aim to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide. Deadline 30 April.

Erasmus + Youth Funding

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. Each year, UK youth organisations and young people can access Erasmus+ funding to support life-changing international opportunities. Deadline 30 April.

Magdalen Hospital Trust

The fund benefits vulnerable children and young adults, especially those at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation. Deadline 30 April.

Golsoncott Foundation

The Golsoncott Foundation aims to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular the fine arts and music. This includes providing access to the arts for young people and developing new audiences. Deadline 30 April.

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response Covid-19 pandemic.

Elton John Aids Foundation (UK) has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Fund 

The RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore Trusts) programme has been launched to support small charities and social enterprises adversely affected by the crisis with grants up to £5,000.

Social Investment Business (UK) is a new £25 million fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business.

Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK)

The Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to support registered charities that are 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 £100,000 fund will make donations of between £250 and £2,000 to help with costs such as running costs, staff and travel costs, and volunteer expenses. Applications can be made at any time and will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis.

Barclays Foundation – main focus is on charities supporting vulnerable communities hit by the social and economic consequences of the crisis. No specific deadline

Comic Relief Community Fund (England) – funding is still available to support Comic Relief’s four strategic themes. Up to £4,000. No specific deadline

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund administered by Mind Grants are available for projects lasting up to 12 months for organisations to continue to provide mental health services or provide additional support. Please read the guidance notes for eligibility criteria, more information about the application process can be found here. No specific deadline

Edward Gostling Foundation is providing grants of up to £10,000 for smaller registered charities providing front line community services. No specific deadline

Halifax Foundation - prioritising Covid-19 related grant applications, will now consider applications from constituted groups not yet registered as a charity with the Charity Commission. No specific deadline

Healthy Communities Together – funding available to enable local VCS organisations to work with local health and care sector up to a max value of £450k. Deadline extended to 27 May 2020

Heritage Emergency Fund, as part of a support package to help safeguard heritage sites and organisations, grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 are available to ensure stability and longer-term recovery by covering unavoidable, essential costs. Deadline 30 June 2020

HCC Locality Grants to support your coronavirus efforts - HCC Hertfordshire County Council's locality budget grant is open to any local organisation offering support to anyone affected by COVID-19. Apply now by clicking here. No specific deadline

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Action Fund - grants of up to £5,000 are available. Deadline 1 June 2020

Hope for the Young have launched a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers. 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. No specific deadline

Les Mills Fund for Children – grants for charities who support the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0-16. Deadline 5 June 2020

Magic Little Grants 2020 – small one-off grants to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise, maximum £500. Deadline 31 October 2020

Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund - grants of up to £10,000 are available but the emphasis is on smaller amounts to enable as many as charities as possible to be supported by the Fund. No specfific deadline

The War Memorials Trust is providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England.

The Fore has launched the second round of their RAFT funding in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to support small charitable organisations and social enterprises as they recover and adapt to the post-lockdown world. The Transition Fund will offer grants of up to £15,000 in two rounds for organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000.

Specialist healthcare real estate investment trust, Assura, has launched a new Community Fund to support local health projects. Charities, local community groups, social enterprises and CICs can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for activities targeted at improving mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

Community radio stations that are facing severe financial difficulty and are at risk of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis can bid for grants to meet their urgent needs. The £400,000 Community Radio Fund administered by Ofcom will be redirected to provide emergency support for relevant stations to help meet their core costs.

The Inman Charity makes grants of around  £325,000 per year. They support a wide range of UK Registered Charities.

The directors are particularly interested in supporting the following areas of charitable work:-

  • Medical research
  • Care of the elderly
  • General welfare
  • Hospices
  • The Deaf and Blind
  • Care of the physically & mentally disabled
  • The Armed Forces

Up to £40 million of funding has been allocated to support businesses in collaborating with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The KTP scheme enables businesses in the UK to innovate and grow by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate.

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.

The Volant Trust has announced that it will open its Covid-19 Response Fund on the 1st August 2020.  The Trust will be accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications in September 2020.  The MSE charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.

Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for projects that aim to make people living with 'Long Term Challenges’ become more financially capable. The focus of this funding ground will be on "Building and Developing Resillience" in particular:

  • Mental Health
  • Well-being
  • Cook Well for Less
  • Training Others
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Peer Mentoring

The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme is due to re-open for applications on the 4th August 2020. The People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes:

  • Promoting human rights;
  • Combatting discrimination;
  • Preventing poverty.

Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

Adult and children’s hospices across England and Wales who receive less than 60 per cent of their funding from the NHS can apply for grants to help fund essential services and enhance the support available for bereaved families and friends. Through their Core Funding Hospice Grants Programme, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, helps fund the core costs of providing care at hospices.

The UK Government has announced a £266 million housing fund for rough sleepers and vulnerable people. The Next Steps Accommodation Programme makes funding available to councils and their local partners to help break the cycle of homelessness by ensuring as few people as possible helped off the streets and into emergency accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic return to sleeping rough.

From the 18th July to the 31st August 2020, the UK Government’s new ‘Community Match Challenge’ will double fundraising efforts by matching pound-for-pound funds raised in the region of £5 million to £20 million through selected coronavirus charity campaigns in England. Requests of between £1 million and £5 million will be considered.

The Arts Council has announced that its National Lottery Project Grants programme has re-opened for applications.

The fund is open to individuals, arts organisations, museums and libraries. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 will be available from the £59.8 million rolling funding programme until April 2021 to support those in the cultural sector and for work that has longer term positive impact such as Research and Development.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and CIC’s across England can apply for grants of up to £4,000 for projects which deliver change in their local communities. Through Comic Relief’s Project Delivery Grants, organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding for projects that address one of their four strategic themes:

  • Children survive and thrive;
  • Fighting for gender justice;
  • A safe place to be;
  • Mental health matters.

The Theatres Trust has announced that theatres across the UK can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. In response to the coronavirus crisis, the scheme will now be able to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures.

UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for funding to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine grants, funding of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available to support the priority areas of audiences, collections, adaptable digital skills and infrastructure, and supporting the workforce. Funding can be used to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future activities, and to provide opportunities for organisations to help them adapt for the future.

The Theatres Trust's Theatre Improvement Scheme awards capital funding as grants of up to £20,000. The Trust works in association with the Wolfson Foundation and each year funds projects with a specific theme – in 2020 the theme is Improving Environmental Sustainability. From sedum roofs to new windows, building management systems to more efficient water heaters, funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact.

The Home Office has launched a new funding round through the Places of Worship (POW): Protective Security Funding scheme. The scheme provides protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack.

The Ragdoll Foundation and COVID-19 - Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children
Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered. Applications to the large grants programme are accepted on a rolling basis. The next closing date for the small grants programme is the 28th August 2020.  Find out more.

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme
DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include community garden projects, registered charities, schools and colleges, youth groups, Scouts and Guides, hospices, preschool groups and registered child minders. B&Q also works with Community Repaint, a network of schemes that collects any surplus, re-usable paint and redistributes it within their communities to individuals and families on low income, charities and community groups. Find out more.

£15 Million Investment to Improve Dedicated Cycling Facilities
British Cycling and Sport England are working closely to develop a national network of cycling facilities across England through a £15 million investment programme from the UK Government. The Places to Ride programme will provide funding to any not-for-profit organisation that is developing cycling activity in their community through new or improvement of existing dedicated cycling facilities. The programme will support small-to-medium-scale facility improvements or equipment, through to large-scale new build facilities across all types of cycling. Two levels of funding are available: small-scale grants of between £1,000 and £50,000; and large-scale grants of up to £500,000. Applications can be submitted at any time up until 12:00am on the 15th January 2021. Decisions will be made every twelve weeks.  Find out more.

Superheroes Initiative Offers Local Covid Projects Support – extended deadline
As a conclusion to the successful ‘Support Our Superheroes’ initiative, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care UK is offering to partner local covid-relief projects with volunteer and financial support of up to £1000 each, to help increase the reach of relief projects with common objectives.

As part of the Superheroes initiative, a lasting legacy of gratitude for keyworkers has also been created on social media with the #GreatWallofGratitude on Instagram @support.our.superheroes, where hundreds of people around the country continue to add their messages, videos and images of appreciation.

How to Apply

  • Support Our Superheroes campaign is offering three covid-relief projects with volunteer and financial support of £1000 each.
  • Covid-relief Projects should be located in NW London, Watford or Hertsmere regions, and ideally supporting key workers.
  • Please submit your Support Request application online by visiting www.supportoursuperheroes.com.
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 31st August 2020.
  • Successful applicants will be announced in September.
  • For any queries please contact Ashwin Mehta at uk@loveandcare.srmd.org or 07766 852950. 

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes
Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice which received a grant of £20,000 to buy a new minibus and run activity trips for young patients. Applications are accepted any anytime.  Read More.

Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects
The Postcode Community Trust has re-opened for applications. Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and SCIOs can apply for grants up to £20,000. Other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000. The closing date for submitting applications is the 19th August 2020.  Read More.

Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund
On 3 August Lloyds Bank Foundation launched a £7.4 million COVID funding aimed at supporting charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis. The COVID Recovery Fund will offer around 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside a Development Partner to help charities navigate a tumultuous future. Deadline: 11 September. Read More.

Edge Fund Rapid Response Fund
This fund is open to all groups that are working towards systemic change, and whose work is in line with Edge Fund's values. Edge Fund understand that currently, many groups have put their campaigning/systemic change work on hold in order to deal with the effects of the pandemic – this is okay and will not disqualify you for funding. Each successful group will receive £750. Edge Fund will award 30 grants. Of those, at least 15 grants will go to groups working on anti-racist struggles, and at least 10 of those 15 will go to groups fighting for Black/Afrikan liberation and made up of Black/African activists. Deadline: 25 August, 5pm. Read More.

The Fat Beehive Foundation launched to provide digital grants to small charities
A new charity, The Fat Beehive Foundation, has launched to support and amplify the work of small charities providing much needed services. The charity will provide grants of up to £2,500 to help small charities build websites and digital products which will enhance their work and consequently provide social good. The Fat Beehive Foundation has been set up to provide small grants to charities with a turnover under £1 million. This can be used for activities such as the design, build and launch of a new mobile optimised website, an app or to digitise a service. Read More.

Allchurches Trust: Hope Beyond – helping communities to build resilience and a brighter future
The Hope Beyond grants programme aims to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Through the Hope Beyond grants, Allchurches Trust aim to fund innovative, impactful projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to churches and Christian charities. Read More.

 

Other sources of useful information

Funraisin - Offering free support to groups to help them turn their cancelled live events into virtual ones, or to create socially integrated campaigns to help organisations replace lost fundraising income. Click here

Good Finance - Covid-19 resource hub for charities and social enterprises click here

NCVO - NCVO (a membership organisation championing the work of the voluntary sector nationally) has made many of its resources available free of charge, and pulled together some updates from various sources, and in particular updates from funders regarding their existing grant programmes click here

Institute of Fundraising
@IoFtweets
View the updates here

Charity Commission
@ChtyCommission
View the updates here

NCVO
@NCVO
View the updates here

Gov.uk Covid-19 updates for businesses and employers
View the updates here

Government updates and support for businesses / employers click here

    Government pages click here

    Charity tax group information click here