FUNDING POTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

List of orgs funding individuals and charities

 Funding available: Covid-19         

The Yapp Charitable Trust

The trust focuses on registered charities that have been formally established for 3 years. The charities should cover older people, young people between 5 - 25 years old, people with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges, social welfare, and education ad learning.

They fund running costs and salaries. 

Grant award up to £3,000 a year and will fund a maximum of 3 years.

Click here for more information and to apply.

William Morris Big Local

The Community Chest fund is a small grants scheme available to people, groups and organisations in the William Morris ward of Walthamstow, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Funding can be used to pay for items and materials necessary to delivering your project. This includes paying professional people where volunteers are not qualified to run certain aspects of the project.

Community and resident groups in the William Morris ward can apply amongst other conditions.

Grant award up to £1,000

Click here for more information and to apply.

Tudor Trust

Tudor Trust have adapted their services and are continuing their work all remotely and online. They understand there will be some uncertainty due to Covid-19 but they do want to you to share where your org will be heading, an understanding of what you do and your ability to learn, respond and adapt. Will support charities with an annual income of £1m or less. Particularly orgs addressing marginalisation, display positive organisational characteristics and are making a difference.

Will cover core costs: salaries, overheads and day-to-day running of org.

Grant award - no minimum and no maximum, average grant is £10,000

Click here for more information and to apply.

The Cole Charitable Trust

Small grant maker supporting social and community work in Greater Birmingham, Cambridgeshire and Kent. They support charities working in social welfare; housing/homelessness; community and environmental development and empowerment; and opportunities for young people. Will fund running/core costs including equipment. 

Charities must be registered. 

Grant award between £500 - £1,200.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Resourcing Racial Justice

Fantastic opportunity for any not-for- profit org and individuals who are People of Colour/BAME backgrounds. RRJ are addressing the imbalance of funding towards such groups of people. They are extremely broad in what they will fund for both individuals and organisations. The application process is simple and does not require language to please them. You also have the chance to submit a video if you do not feel comfortable to write an application. 

Grant award between £5,000 - £30,000. Deadline for applications is 15th June 2020.

Click here for more information and to apply.

National Lottery and Govt Funding

8th April Govt announced £200m funding for small to medium org. National Lottery will be distributing these funds. For charities looking for funding but can't accept National Lottery money, you are still able to apply but will need to indicate that you cannot accept lottery money.

They will be prioritising funds towards groups in response to Covid-19 that work in supporting communities experiencing challenges in Covid; supporting vulnerable people; working to connect communities specifically working with BAME communities.

Will be open to discuss what they can fund.

Grant award between £300 - £10,000 or over £10,000 to cover spending for up to 6 months after award.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Heart of England Community Foundation

New programme, Doing Things Differently supporting organisations based in West Midlands and Warwickshire to enable them to change the way they deliver services in response to covid-19. This could be digital or redeploying staff. 

Grant award between £3,000 - £20,000.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Greater Manchester: ESF Community Grants

The grant programme is specifically aimed to tackle Covid-19. This round is called Re-Connect and reaching out to voluntary orgs supporting homelessness, lone parents, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, aged over 50 and young NEET people. 

Services to develop and maintain connections through learning experiences. Project should support employability and resilience. 

Grant award up to £20,000. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Youth Endowment Fund : Covid-19

This new grant programme will be supporting vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence. 

The projects should be focusing on face to face delivery whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines, or digital/virtual delivery of services.

Grant award is minimum £25,000. There is no maximum amount but will be in proportionate to the orgs annual turnover. 

Click here for more information and to apply.

London Community Response Fund

Wave 2 funding is available.  Taking apps in Crisis Response - meet immediate needs from food to equipment and short term staff costs. and Delivery Differently - enable to deliver your work to continue to meet the needs of your communities.  

Grant award for Crisis Reponse is up to £10,000 and for Delivering Differently is between £10,000 - £50,000 

Click here for more information and to apply.

Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund

Supporting organisations in Lancashire. Specifically towards foodbanks, food/care package delivery, delivery of services to vulnerable people, mental health wellbeing, domestic violence and financial inclusion.

Grant award of up to £5,000.  

Click here for more information and to apply.

Barclays' 100x100 Community Relief Programme

Barclays' have opened their Community Relief Programme now. They're making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities supporting vulnerable communities who are experiencing social and economic hardship. The charity must have an annual income of £1m or more.

Grant award of £100,000 (but conditions apply). Closing date is Friday 22nd May 2020. 

Click here for more information and to apply.

BBC Children in Need - Main Grants Programme

Focusing on grant for young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of of disability; behaviour or psychological difficulties; living in or situation of deprivation.

Grant award of over £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Edward Harvist Trust Fund

Focusing on community based projects working in Brent, London. Constituted not-for-profit orgs can apply. Funding is focused on one-off grants such as equipment/furniture that will assist in helping vulnerable people in Brent.

Grant award up to £5,000

Click here for more information and to apply.

Women's Resilience Fund

Smallwood Trust, Women's Resilience Fund awarding individual grants to women on low incomes with specific needs and trying to make ends meet. Criteria and conditions do apply. 

Funding is dependent on the information provided and the needs. 

Click here for more information and register your interest in this grant

Morrisons Foundation: Homeless Support Fund

In response to covid-19, Morrisons Foundation have set up Homeless Support Fund for charities who are assisting homeless people and ensure they get the help needed. £500,000 have been pledged towards this fund. 

They have listed what they will not fund: salaries/running costs, fundraising events, grants to individuals etc.

Funding up to £10,000. 

Click here for more information and how to apply

Food for Life: Small Grants

Food for Life Get Togethers bring people of all ages and from different backgrounds together through growing, cooking and connecting with good food. 

Focusing in specific areas across the UK. Funding initiatives in food poverty, remotely connect people through good food cooking, equip costs, transport costs, reducing loneliness through food-based activities.

Funding up to £1,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

Action Together: Emergency Fund

Charities working in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

Supporting not for profit organisations including faith and social enterprise sectors working on responding to Covid-19

Funding between £200 - £1,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

EECF Emergency Fund

Phase 1: Priority is given to orgs supporting vulnerable members of the community, and to those who have been previously funeded by EECF. Activities supporting older people, vulnerable people, and collaborative and coordinated community responses to meeting immediate needs. (Phase 2: Recovery and Resilience will open soon).

Only for Charities who work with communities in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, or Newham. 

Funding up to £5,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

ESFA Community Training Grants

Grants will fund Charities who support participants who are over 16 years of age, eligible to work in the UK and either unemployed or economically inactive. Charities working in London North & East areas can apply only. 

Deadline for application is by 18th May 2020. 

Funding between £5,000 - £20,000. 

Click here for more information and how to apply

Heritage Emergency Fund

Providing increased advice and support, longer-term skills and capacity building initiatives, and a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to provide emergency funding for those most in need. 

Grants towards unavoidable costs the charity will unable to meet for up to 4 months. Help towards longer term recovery plan.

Funding between £3,000 - £50,000. Applications for this fund is open until 30th June 2020.

Click here for more information and how to apply

Forever Manchester: Community Support Fund

The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Fund orgs supporting their communities however they can. It is user led, so you can dictate.

Funding up to £5,000. The charity's annual income must be £200,000 or less.

Click here for more information and how to apply

Tesco Community Grants

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. 

Fund various projects from equipment, buildings, refurbishment, community events.

Funding up to £2,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

Awards for All

National Lottery Community Fund, Awards for All have prioritised their funding that are Covid-19 related. Orgs should be supporting people who are high risk; supporting communities facing increased demands.  Funding covers equipment, staff costs, one-off events, running costs (this is not an exhaustive list)

Funding between £300 to £10,000 for charities working in England.

Click here for more information and how to apply

Berkshire Community Foundation

Set up Vital for Berkshire fund in response to coronavirus outbreak. Funding will help meet needs appearing due to the virus, for example, activities that will help vulnerable people, IT/communications capacity to enable orgs continuity (this is not an exhaustive list). Priority given to orgs supporting older people, people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health needs, low incomes and families with young children.

Funding up to £5,000. 

Click here for more information and how to apply

Cadent Foundation

Focuses on 4 geographical areas: North West England, East of England, West Midlands, and North London.

Fund mainly projects alleviating suffering and hardships; protect and preserve the environment; and projects that provide a better and healthier community to live in and use.  

Funding up to £10,000. 

Click here for more information and how to apply

SSEN: Resilient Communities Fund

Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks have dedicated their Resilient Communities Fund towards projects effected by Covid-19. Focusing on North of Scotland and Central Southern England. 

Funding up to £3,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

Focusing on farming and community support groups based in rural areas supporting vulnerable and isolated individuals and farming communities led by The Prince's Countryside Fund.

Funding up to £2,500

Click here for more information and how to apply

Clothworkers': Emergency Capital Programme

The fund solely focuses on capital needs such as IT equipment. The organisation must meet the basic criteria to apply. At the time of this post, only charities from outside of London can apply.

Funding up to £5,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

**PROGRAMME NOW CLOSED updated 01.06.20**
Sport England: Community Emergency Fund

This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000 but will consider applications for more than £10,000.

Click here for more information and how to apply

COSORAF - Hardship funds to support individuals effected by Covid-19

small grants of up to £2,000 per year. UK residents only.

Click here for more information and to apply

B&M pledge £1m to local Foodbanks

Foodbanks must be a registered charity and will be funded up to £1,5000.

Click here for more information and how to apply

UK Community Foundations

Donations from National Emergency Trust will be awarded to 46 accredited Community Foundations working across the UK. 

Select your nearest Community Foundation to know what funding is available for local charities.

Click here for more information and how to apply

London Community Response

'Waves' of funding rolling out. First Wave: Small Grants, meeting urgent and vital needs. Second Wave to open in early April.

First Wave Small Grant up to £5,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

The Community Foundation Northern Ireland

Orgs in Northern Ireland can apply particularly helping vulnerable people.

Grant size between £1,000 - £10,000

Click here for more information and how to apply

National Zakat Foundation: Zakat & Coronavirus

Hardship and Housing Funds available for individuals. 

Click here for more information and how to apply

Steven Morgan Foundation pledges £1m a week to charities in Mersyside, Cheshire and North Wales

Click here for more information and to apply

**PROGRAMME NOW CLOSED** updated 31.03.20
Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis sets up £1m for small charities

Programme is now closed. Inundated with applications.

click here for latest news regarding this funding.

**PROGRAMME NOW CLOSED** updated 31.03.20
Hospitality Action offer grants of £250 per household working in hospitality

click here for more information. They have been inundated with applications and may reopen at a later date.

***NOW PAUSED***
CAF: Coronavirus Emergency Fund 

Grants of up to £10,000 to not for profit orgs*. Funding is towards core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. 

*see website for full criteria.

Click here for more information.

***Now Closed***
Leathersellers': Small Grants Programme

Fast track one off small grants of up to £3,000. Applies to UK registered charities that assist homeless people, victims of domestic violence, nursing care to vulnerable people, and provision of food and essential supplies.

Click here for more information.

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