General Funding:

Free, searchable database of COVID19-related funding resources from over 500 funders

    1. Grants online regularly updated list of funding opportunities 
    2. Comic Relief Community Fund Grants are available for small grassroots groups and charities in England either to help them develop their organisation or to deliver projects that fit with Comic Relief’s four strategic themes: Children Survive & Thrive, Fighting for Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be and Mental Health Matters. Your annual income must be under £250k.
    3. London Community Response Fund – Wave Two Wave 2 has two funding programmes with a rolling deadline and weekly decisions. First, Crisis Response which is grants (up to £10,000) to enable you to meet the communities’ immediate needs, from food to equipment and additional short-term staff. Second, Delivering Differently which is grants (£10,000-£50,000) to enable you to change how your delivery, from switching to digital channels to redeploying staff.
    4. GLA Grants – Stronger Communities Fund As part of Sport Unites, over the next year the Stronger Communities fund will award up to £5k to projects that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners together from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths, and help socially isolated or lonely Londoners feel better connected to their local communities. First deadline is 28 May.
    5. The Healthy Communities Together programme This programme offers up to £3 million of grant funding (over three years) to empower voluntary and community sector organisations to work together with the local health and care sector to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities. Due to the pandemic, they have extended the deadline for expressions of interest to 27 May.
    6. Arts Council England will be providing £160 million of emergency funding available for thosGLA Grants – Stronger Communities Fund As part of Sport Unites, over the next year the Stronger Communities fund will award up to £5k to projects that use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners together from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths, and help socially isolated or lonely Londoners feel better connected to their local communities. First deadline is 28 May.e organisations and individuals hit by the coronavrius. Application guidelines will be posted on their website on March 30th 2020.
    7. Big Society Capital is to launch a £100m emergency loan fund to help charities deal with cash-flow problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. BSC said its Emergency Liquidity Facility would allow trading charities and social enterprises to borrow money for working capital or to help with cash flow. Click for more information
    8. 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. Click here for more information
    9. CAF – Coronavirus Emergency Fund Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK. People who can apply fore the funding are organisations with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had income of £1million or less in their last financial year. Apply here | If your organisation is not a registered charity, it is possible that they will need to make further checks on your organisation, and if so, it may take slightly longer.  The aim is for grants to be paid to selected organisations within 14 days of application.
    10. Crisis – In This Together grants programme The grants programme which will support local homelessness organisations across the UK to respond to the Covd-19 emergency. Awards up to £5k available – Written application form and decision within 24 hours of receipt. Apply now
    11. Crisis In This Together grants programme This grant scheme awards up to 50k grant to make sure no-one who is now indoors needs to go back to homelessness. These grants will support more substantial changes needed so that the help that is started through an emergency can turn into something permanent – Written application form following a Skype call and decision within 48 hours of receipt of form. Apply now
    12. Hospitality Action – Individuals working in the hospitality industry experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a one-off grant payment of £250 per household. Click here to find out more 
    13. London Funders – £2m fund for organisations facing immediate financial pressures and uncertainty because of the coronavirus, including increasing demands for services, higher staff absences, fewer volunteers and lower donations.
    14. London Community Response part of London Funders has created a funding called Wave 1 Small Grants. This first wave of funding is for urgent needs so that you can cover costs that you are incurring right now to support communities affected by the covid-19 outbreak and the move to social distancing, with a focus on food and essentials. Grants offered are up to £5,000 – apply now
    15. Morrinsons COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund – The trustess have pledged support for the Homeless Support Fund, aiming to fund charities caring for the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.  There is a total of £500,000 for this fund. Awards up to £10,000 are available. However, smaller requests will allow more charities to be supported from the fund. Apply Here.
    16. Neighbourly – micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.
    17. Premier League Community Facility Fund committed 6 million per year for the next three years into a ring fenced facility pot, to be called the Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF), to be accessed by professional clubs through their community organisations and managed and administered by the Football Foundation. There is no application deadline. Contact smorgan@premierleague.com or on 020 7864 9171 for more information.
    18. Sports England are offering £195 million coronavirus support package which is to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing crisis. The package, which is a combination of National Lottery and government funding, is made up of the following: (1) A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available. (2) A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they’re facing specific financial difficulty. (3) An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment. (4) A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.
    19. 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. It is likely that grants will be made in the range of £5,000 to £50,000, however, there is no set amount that people can apply forClick here for more information
    20. Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust has made changes to their application guidelines and processes for its Spring application round with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized charities, which may need extra assistance at this time.  Eligible projects are those that aim to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children, supporting early intervention and preventative work that will: improve the reach to targeted groups of 0–3 year olds; bring about improved defined outcomes for these targeted groups.  Grants will be paid as soon as possible after the closing date.
    21. Techforce19 is a new £500k fund for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.
    22. The Fore – Offering emergency fast track grants of up to £5,000 for those groups they are already supporting. click here for more information
    23. The National Emergencies Trust, established last year, launched its Coronavirus Appeal in partnership with the British Red Cross, with backing from the Duke of Cambridge. It will distribute money to charities and grassroots organisations.
    24. The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency.
    25. The Childhood Trust is launching the Champions for Children  match-funding campaign to raise UNRESTRICTED FUNDS for charities working with children whose lives have been impacted by the pandemic.  You need to meet the criteria’s before applying for funding are Charities working with vulnerable children and young people based in London, Charities with at least one set of accounts showing on the Charity Commission, Charities with over £25,000 income as per their last financial accounts. Apply now If you have any questions about the Champions for Children campaign and the funding for participating charities, please contact The Childhood Trust sarah.johnstone@childhoodtrust.org.uk 
    26. The Yapp Charitable Trust has invited small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing.
    27. WRAP: COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant – This £1 million grant scheme is open to micro-to-small sized not for profit operations that currently operate food redistribution activity. Eligible applicants may apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The grant may be used to fund the eligible capital and revenue costs. The grant can provide funding support to help deal with any increased demand and capacity issues, additional resource, or costs for transporting the surplus food from the food business to a charity or end beneficiary. There are two phases for grants, Phase 2- for small surplus food redistributors – Grants are being awarded on ‘first come, first served’ basis. The deadline for application is 4th June by 1:00pm Apply here. Phase 3 for medium-to-larger operators – Grants are being awarded on ‘first come, first served’ basis. The deadline for application is Thursday 21st May 2020 at 13:00 Apply here.
    28. Youth Endowment Fund
    29. The Youth Endowment Fund announced a new £6.5 million fund to support vulnerable young people at risk of violence, with half of this fund reserved for charities and social enterprises.Grants of £25,000 and over are available to fund a range of provision, including adapting your service delivery online and delivering face-to-face in a way that adheres to social distancing advice.The deadline is 3rd June and you can find more information about this funding and others on their website.
    30. List of funders funding core costs
    31. COVID-19 Response: The Fore’s RAFT FundSir Jules Thorn Charitable TrustNeighbourly Community FundUpdate on National Lottery FundingFreshwater Foundation – Covid-19 Funding OpportunityCivil Society Funding DirectorySport England Coronavirus FundingEsmée Fairbairn Foundation Coronavirus FundingCatalyst Housing Emergency FundCoronavirus Job Retention Scheme and The National Lottery Community Fund’s grant holders

      Crisis Emergency Grants Programme for Homelessness Organisations

      Scottish and Southern Electricity Community Resilience Funding

      National Emergency Trust Grants Funding

      SPORT ENGLAND: £195 million coronavirus support package

      CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

      Match-fund campaign for children affected by Coronavirus

      London Community Response Fund – applications open

      Sources of emergency funding

      National Lottery Community Fund update on support for grantees

      Arts Council 

      COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant

      Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme

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