Coronavirus funding and finance

FUNDING

Arts Council England

Arts Council England (ACE) has made £160m of emergency funding available to organisations and individuals who will need it during the COVID-19 crisis. It has also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of funding.​ Read more

Charities Aid Foundation

CAF has launched an emergency fund offering one-off grants of up to £10,000 to small charities and social enterprises that are struggling during the current crisis. Organisations with a turnover up to £1m can apply. Read more

COVID-19 Information Grants

Grants for VCS organisations in City and Hackney to give out accurate information to the local community about keeping safe during the pandemic. This includes informing people about how to get a test at home or at a testing centre, and what to do if you have a positive test.

Grants are prioritised for organisations working with communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, or where there are barriers to understanding Public Health information. Deadline: 26 October. Read more

Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

The Leathersellers’ Company has launched a fast track application process for one-off grants of up to £3,000. It could be particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected costs arising from COVID-19. Applications are open to UK registered charities who support:
  • the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless;
  • provision of food and essential supplies;
  • victims of domestic violence;
  • nursing care to vulnerable patients.​

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London Community Response Fund

New emergency support fund announced to help community and voluntary organisations. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today pledged £1 million to a new emergency support fund to help London’s community and voluntary organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus. Read more

New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus. Read more

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has started reaching out to grantees, partners, and other vital civil society organisations to understand how it can support communities and the sector during Covid-19. The Fund aims to share what it learns over the coming period. Read more

National Lottery Heritage Fund

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. Read more

Neighbourly Community Fund

Giving Platform “Neighbourly” is launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. Read more

OneFamily Foundation – Community Grants

The OneFamily Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help them to continue providing support to those affected by the coronavirus, or who themselves are struggling to maintain their usual services. Examples for nominations might include foodbanks, support groups or homeless charities. Nominations for this round close on the 12 May. Read more

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to anyone who needs it and who may be worried about their future. Read more

Sport England

Up to £195 million of funding will be made available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Read more

TechForce 19

NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. Read more

The Youth Endowment Fund

The fund opens new £6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence. Read more

 

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