Current funds and grants open to deal with the emerging Coronavirus crisis aimed to get vital funding to organisations that might not be able to access government resources now or in the future.
With EU funding disappearing, and the future of UK government funding uncertain, the new Funds Online website from the Directory of Social Change (DSC) aims to help charities find over £8billion in funding from 8,000 different funders here. Read Trust funding applications: top ten tips by Scott Mason, Researcher, DSC here
Rolling development and impact grants for organisations
Our rolling grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. We are looking for approaches that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to more young people.
We want to partner with organisations that share our values and are committed to learning, investing in good practice and sharing what works to transform the youth employment landscape.
Full details can be found at https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/grants/
Awards for All up to £10k National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland)
Awards for All has relaxed the application criteria for organisations that need help to respond to Covid-19 and will consider an application even if the applicant has already had a National Lottery Awards for All grant for something else (or have had a grant in the last 12 months). Applications will also be dealt with more quickly than normal. The fund is open to voluntary and community groups and grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.
Third Sector Resilience Fund up to £100k Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (Scotland)
The Third Sector resilience fund provides grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 to provide emergency support for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund supports organisations which already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The fund aims to help provide finance to stabilise and manage cash flow during these challenging times. Interest free loans will also be available.
Youth Scotland Action Fund up to £500
Youth Scotland (Scotland)
Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. the purpose of this fund is to enable youth groups to purchase essential items that will enable them to continue working with young people throughout this period of social distancing and restrictions. Grants of up to £500 are available.
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Coronavirus Community Fund
The Coronavirus Community Fund provides grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to constituted community organisations throughout Northern Ireland. The current focus aims to supports groups working with the following communities and issues that are affected by coronavirus: Isolated older people (aged over 50); as well as those people of all ages who are at increased risk, particularly in relation to poor mental health and wellbeing; and vulnerable isolated people and families, particularly those living in rural areas.
The Moondance Foundation (Wales)
Covid-19 Relief Fund
The Covid-19 Relief Fund has been created to help Welsh charities continue with their operations during the Covid-19 crisis. Funding is available to registered charities working in Wales to help with any of the following: Staff Retention; Current activities and services in jeopardy; Evolution of services to adapt to the current crisis. Moondance encourages only those who are truly in need to apply.
Mayor of London together with the Corporation of London and the City Bridge Trust (London)
London Community Response Fund
The City Bridge Trust is one of a number of funders that have come together to provide the London Community Response Fund. The focus of the first wave of funding will be to provide grants of up to £5,000 for food and essentials to London’s Civil Society organisations. There will be a second wave of funding for larger grants, service transformation costs, and ongoing work to support communities.
The Triangle Trust
Development Grant scheme enables organisations supporting carers or the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders to undertake a progressive development to improve future resilience. This might be a short piece of work requiring investment over a few months or a more significant programme of work requiring dedicated support for up to 3 years. Grants available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of 6 months to 3 years. A maximum of £30,000 per year or £2,500 per month for smaller developments can be requested. Supporting community and voluntary organisations working solely with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK
Berkshire Community Foundation (Berkshire)
Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Funding
The Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations who are either affected by or are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding will be available to help organisations respond better and will help meet needs arising as a result of the crisis. Priority will be given to organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated, including: Older people; People with physical or learning disabilities; People with mental health needs; People on low incomes; Families with young children.
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (Cambridge and Cambridgeshire)
Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund
The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people (aged 60 and over) and other vulnerable people (high risk, pre-existing medical conditions), as a result of the continuing threat of Covid-19. This will include; the need for self-isolation, financial hardship, potential for hunger, lack of shelter, further exacerbation of health issues, loneliness and isolation of these people. The application process should take between 5 and 10 days.
Charities Aid Foundation (UK)
Coronavirus Emergency 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.
Cheshire Community Foundation (Cheshire and Warrington)
Covid-19 Response Programme
The Covid-19 Response Programme is open to applications from charitable organisations supporting the ongoing needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Typical grants will be in the region of £2,000 and can be used for: Community response coordination to covid-19; additional volunteer costs; additional costs of working remotely; support for lonely and vulnerable people who are self-isolating and support in the wider community for foodbanks for families and vulnerable people and organisations working to combat child hunger.
Community Foundation (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland)
Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund
Through the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, the Community Foundation and its partners will support local charities and community organisations across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland respond to the outbreak and recover from its impact. Grants will go to small, local charities and community organisations that have previously been supported by the foundation. Grants will be focussed on those who work directly with vulnerable groups or their carers.
Cornwall Community Foundation (Cornwall)
The Emergency Fund has been launched to support frontline organisations operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that are working with people who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to primarily support: the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained; activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc); foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger; Community response coordination; Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the pandemic; Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community.
Cumbria Community Foundation (Cumbria)
Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund
The fund provides grants to charitable groups and organisations that are providing service and support to individuals and families affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants are available to support the following: activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating; community response coordination; volunteer costs; additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community; foodbanks and organisations working to combat child hunger; counter the loss of contract income and fundraising for organisations providing support for vulnerable groups.
Foundation Derbyshire (Derbyshire
The fund has been established to support community groups and organisations working to tackle the impact of the Coronavirus in Derbyshire. The initial focus of the fund will be to provide emergency grants of up to £1,000 to Food banks (that may be experiencing a fall in food donations and/or increases in demand) and befriending services, who will play a key role in helping those in self-isolation.
Devon Community Foundation (Devon)
Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund
The Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund has been set up to support local charities and community organisations across Devon who are supporting vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The fund will continue to evolve and currently supports the following: Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained; Groups that support vulnerable people self-isolating; foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger; Community response coordination; Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations; additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community; Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support.
Dorset Community Foundation (Dorset)
The Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund
The Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund aims to support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis; easing the immediate difficulties communities are facing and supporting their recovery over the coming weeks and months. Currently grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, constituted community groups, CIC’s, Social Enterprises and Parish/Town councils. Priority will initially be given to organisations supporting those most vulnerable to Coronavirus (the over 70’s and those with underlying health conditions) and food delivery services where at least 50% of beneficiaries fall within the most vulnerable category.
Essex Community Foundation (Essex)
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.
Gloucestershire Community Foundation (Gloucestershire)
Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund
The Gloucestershire Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims that are based and working in Gloucestershire. The initial focus of the fund is on providing emergency grants to coordinated volunteer programmes, and those picking up extra demand such as foodbanks, counselling services, advice organisations and befriending services, who will play a key role in helping the most vulnerable people in the community who have been impacted as a result of the virus.
Help Musicians (UK)
Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund
The £5million pound Coronavirus Financial Hardship fund has been created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians are currently facing with regard to their mounting household expenses. Eligible musicians can apply for a one-off payment of £500 if they are suffering significant financial hardship.
Heart of England Community Foundation (Coventry and Warwickshire)
Coronavirus Resilience Fund
Constituted groups based in the West Midlands can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to help those most affected get the support that they need. The fund is open to groups who are providing (but not limited to) the following services: Food banks or social eating projects; Delivery of emergency food/medicine parcels to those isolated due to the virus; Street pastors or those engaging in outreach activities; Befriending services supporting the elderly or vulnerable through isolation.
Kent Community Foundation (Kent)
Coronavirus Emergency Fund
The Emergency Fund for charities affected by Coronavirus will give priority to constituted community groups e.g. charities/CIC’s with an average annual income of less than £200,000, who are supporting isolated older people. The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, and the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation of these older people. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.
Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)
Coronavirus Support Fund
The Coronavirus Support Fund provides grants of between £500 and £2,500 to constituted charitable and community organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, working with local people facing the most hardship in the pandemic. Priorities of the fund at this stage are for organisations providing direct services for: Older people (over the age of 70) adversely affected by the pandemic; Vulnerable people with medical conditions adversely affected by the pandemic and people who are isolated and lack a support network.
Leicestershire County Council (Leicestershire)
Leicestershire Communities Fund 2020
The Leicestershire Communities Fund provides funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 to charities. constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to help them support vulnerable people in Leicestershire due to the impacts of the current Coronavirus pandemic. The type of activities that can be supported include but are not limited to: core organisational running costs; additional staffing capacity; funding for essential capital equipment such as ICT equipment, safety equipment e.g. PPE; The need to rapidly adapt current service delivery models to maintain contact with service users.
John Lewis Partnership (UK)
Leicestershire Communities Fund 2020
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. 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.
Milton Keynes Community Foundation (Milton Keynes)
MK Emergency Appeal Fund
The MK Emergency fund has been launched to provide grants of up to £2,000 to Charities, Community groups and other not for profit organisations operating in the Milton Keynes area, that have either been affected by COVID 19 or that are supporting people directly affected by the virus. Support is available for: activities that help vulnerable people; community response coordination, volunteer costs, foodbanks and organisations working to combat child hunger and poverty; core costs for organisations providing support to vulnerable groups; domestic abuse organisations during self-isolation periods.
Quartet Community Foundation (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)
Coronavirus Response Fund
The Coronavirus Response Fund is available to small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims that are working in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. The following activities will be a priority for this grant programme: Direct and immediate practical support for vulnerable groups; Volunteer capacity to organisations delivering support to the above groups; Providing the above groups with access to necessary resources; Initiatives to reduce isolation and vulnerability. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for single organisations and up to £20,000 for partnerships.
Community Foundation (Tyne & Wear and Newcastle)
Awarding grants to benefit people and places in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through nearly 300 different funds set up by people and organisations who want to make a difference. We know that applying for funding can be difficult, so we’re here to make it as straightforward as possible. Please read these pages carefully before starting an application and, if you have any questions, please get in touch. We can also suggest ways you can get help and support with applying.
Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire)
Covid - 19 Emergency Fund
The Covid-19 Emergency Fund has been introduced to support charities and not for profit organisations in Merseyside, North West and Cheshire (west of the M6). The fund will provide help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the virus, it will also help charities experiencing a loss of fundraising revenue to stay in business.
Community Foundation for Surrey (Surrey)
Coronavirus Response Fund
The Coronavirus Response Fund will support community and voluntary groups assisting in the relief effort. Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to support: Enabling the delivery of services to vulnerable people; Providing information, advice, counselling and other support and community services; Essential running costs; Enabling organisations to deliver differently. Priority will be given to voluntary organisations providing support to the most vulnerable and isolated, including: Older people; People with disabilities; People with mental health needs; People on low incomes; and Families with young children.
Sussex Community Foundation (Sussex)
Sussex Crisis Fund
The Sussex Crisis Fund will provide emergency grants of up to £5,000 to support the community and voluntary sector in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The fund aims to address the emerging needs facing communities and the charities and community groups that support them.
Two Ridings Community Foundation (York, North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull)
Coronavirus Community Fund
The Coronavirus Community Fund will provide grants of up to £2,000 to support community groups based in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull. Priority will be given to organisations supporting those most vulnerable to meet needs that have arisen as a result of the current crisis including older people, people with long term health conditions, people with mental health difficulties, people affected by homelessness and other groups who are particularly vulnerable at this time. Within this, currently, priority will be given to groups undertaking food and medicine deliveries.