Coronavirus UK wide

A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available.

This list will be updated over the next few days and weeks as and when information becomes available.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief – Tech for Good Digital Development Fund

Grants of up to £70,000
Deadline: 31st July 2021

Grants to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. Over £1 million will be available to individual not for profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop user-centred digital solutions to create more impact for the people they work with. Applications that aim to adapt or re-purpose existing technology are also eligible for funding. The programme aims to fund a portfolio of digital projects at different stages of development and will support a range of digital interventions. The funding is being made available through the Tech for Good digital development fund ‘Build’ programme which is being supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief.

Volant Trust – Covid-19 Response Fund

Deadline: 31st July 2021

The Trust is 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. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees.

 

UK Youth (UK)

Name of Fund: UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief

Small youth organisations who have not had access to the crisis funding they require to survive the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The grants are available to organisations that have lost funding, face the threat of closure, or had to reduce delivery or services supporting young people, and will directly support young people. Awarded organisations can use the funds to cover staff salaries, project running costs, organisational development and goods and equipment which supports delivery. The funding is being made available through the £2 million UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief; which is funded through the DCMS Community Match Challenge scheme.

https://funding.ukyouth.org/?_ga=2.119891400.1764765063.1605602897-1968786054.1605170022

Asda Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Feeding Communities Grant Scheme 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Funding could be used to provide food parcels, Christmas meal delivery or collection, and Christmas hampers, or provide support for soup kitchens/homeless centres, and local community centres providing meal deliveries. Applications should be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion whose role is to support projects.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

St Monica Trust (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset)

Name of Fund: Winter Support Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises to help them continue to support older people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset and North Somerset during the winter months. The St Monica Trust’s Winter Support Fund will provide support to groups to restart activities that older people aged 55 and over have missed during the Covid-19 lockdown. Funding could be used to purchase equipment needed to safely deliver activities and services, or to help groups reimagine a previously much-loved activity e.g. socially distanced walking groups or telephone book clubs. The Fund will run for the rest of 2020 and bids will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis.

https://www.stmonicatrust.org.uk/supporting-communities/community-giving

Devon County Council (Devon)

Name of Fund: Covid19 Fund 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Devon County Council has re-opened the Covid19 Fund to support organisations working with disadvantaged and vulnerable communities disproportionately impacted by the crisis and the social and economic consequences of the second national lockdown. Charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, town and parish councils, and local small businesses can apply for grants of between £300 and £700 (up to £1,000 may be awarded in exceptional circumstances). Funding can be used for community-led schemes such as safe deliveries of essential goods and services (e.g. foods and medicines) to those who are vulnerable, support for accessing online information and services, and measures to help people to stay connected and informed.

https://www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/document/covid-19-fund/

London Community Response (London)

Name of Fund: Wave 4 Navigating Crisis Grant

London Community Response has announced that grants of up to £10,000 are now available to help groups to support Londoners affected by covid-19 over the winter months. For this funding round, priority will be given to organisations that are led by and for marginalised communities; that are trusted by people at high risk of negative impacts from covid-19; and groups that have a turnover of less than £1m a year. The funding will be available to both support people affected by Covid-19 as well as strengthening and supporting civil society organisations delivering essential services. To be eligible for funding activities must take place in and/or benefit people living in London or one or more of London’s 33 local authority areas. National organisations can apply but clearly show in their application how their proposed activities will benefit Londoners. Applications will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis.

https://londoncommunityresponsefund.org.uk/news/over-ps4m-new-funding-available-support-londons-civil-society-organisations-through-second

UK Research and Innovation (UK)

Name of Fund: Digital Innovation and Engagement for Museums Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to museums and galleries across the UK for creative digital engagement. UK Research and Innovation has partnered with the Museums Association and creative design agency, The Liminal Space, to launch a new two-strand £400,000 Digital Innovation and Engagement for Museums fund to help museums and galleries in starting, scaling up or evaluating innovations made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Mindsets for Museums of the Future’, a programme run in conjunction with the funding offer, will also provide support to plan for a post-pandemic world through a series of workshops and networking opportunities.

https://www.museumsassociation.org/funding/digital-innovation-and-engagement-fund/

Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Response Programme 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rank Foundation has launched a new DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation will provide funding in two strands: the Covid-19 Recovery Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for RankNet member organisations with urgent and immediate financial needs as a result of the pandemic. Applications can be made at any time; In addition, organisations can take part in the match funded Covid-19 Time to Shine Leadership Programme which expands on the Time to Shine programme to create new jobs within the social sector and to help build resilience.

https://rankfoundation.com/rank-launches-dcms-covid-19-response-programme/

UK wide schemes

Allchurches Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Hope Beyond

In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies to enable them to meet changing needs within their communities and to adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Hope Beyond Programme are making grants of up to £50,000 available to help religious organisations implement new ways of working and introduce new and/or enhanced support and activities to meet changing need. The Programme will look to address three themes: the issues of loneliness and isolation; growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing; and growing technological capability and resilience. Funding can be used for capital projects and some revenue costs. Applications can be made at any time.

http://www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond/

Armed Forces Covenant Fund (UK)

Name of Fund: Force for Change Programme

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme.

https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/armed-forces-covenant-fund-force-for-change-programme/

Asda Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Grants – Hygiene Grant

In response to Covid-19 the Asda Foundation has stopped its usual grant making activities and launched its Covid-19 Grants. The Hygine grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. The fund is open to applications from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters.  The maximum grant available is £500.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

Asda Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Grants – Healthy Holiday Grant

This grant is designed to support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. If social distancing is relaxed before school holidays, then standard (Transforming Communities Improving Lives (TCIL) criteria would apply.  If social distancing hasn’t relaxed, the Asda Foundation will provide grants for groups to deliver provisions to children at home. The maximum grant available is £500.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

Association of Independent Music (UK)

Name of Fund: Aim Crisis Fund for Independent Music Contractors

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that AIM and its members have launched a support fund aimed at the contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry whose source of income has been severed without warning due to lost work in April and May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. AIM Rightsholder members can now invite their artists and their artists’ managers to nominate candidates to be pre-approved on this basis.

https://www.aim.org.uk/#/opportunities/view/aim-crisis-fund-for-independent-music-contractors

Association of Mental Health Providers (UK)

Name of Fund: Mental Health Response Fund

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.

https://amhp.org.uk/mental-health-response-fund/

Aviva (UK)

Name of Fund: Aviva Community Fund

Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily opening up the Fund to projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Projects must still relate to one of Aviva’s key funding areas.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/start-crowdfunding#criteria

The Barclays Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Community Aid Package

The Barclays Foundation have announced a £100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package – The package consists of two strands. £50million will be donated to charities chosen by Barclays and £50million will be donated by matching their employees’ personal donations (individual organisations cannot apply for this funding. The money will be disbursed principally in the UK, but also in Barclays’ international markets, including the USA and India.

https://home.barclays/news/press-releases/2020/04/barclays-launches-p100-million-covid-19-community-aid-package/

Baring Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Strengthening Civil Society Programme

The Baring Foundation has announced three new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impact of covid-19. The deadline for this round is midday on the 17th November 2020.

Two further streams of funding will support both current grant holders and other previous funding recipients with grants of up to £5,000 to help organisations severely affected by the coronavirus, and grants of up to £30,000 to help with the increase in demand for advice from frontline organisations. Eligible organisations will be contacted directly for these two funds.

https://baringfoundation.org.uk/news-story/strengthening-civil-society-programme-new-funding-to-support-civil-society-through-the-pandemic/

Childs Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency Funding

The Childs Charitable trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations. The fund is only open to charities who already meet the Trust’s normal grant funding criteria.

https://childscharitabletrust.org/emergency-funding/

Clinks (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Response Fund

Clinks, which supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system has launched a Covid-19 Response Fund to assist organisations working in the criminal justice system during the pandemic.  Clinks is pleased to be distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time.  The funding is available to organisations with an existing relationship with HMPPS with under £500,000 annual income who are delivering, or have a track record of delivering, services to support people in prison, through-the-gate and in the community.

https://www.clinks.org/our-work/coronavirus-covid-19

Comic Relief (UK)

Name of Fund: Global Majority Fund

Comic Relief have launched a new £2.1 million Global Majority Fund to assist with Covid-19 response work within communities experiencing racial inequality. The Fund will make 10-15 investments of between £150,000 – £250,000 to charities, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit groups for up to 18 months to organisations. These intermediate organisations will use the investment to make grants to smaller local organisations that are focused on addressing Covid-19 needs and priorities within BAME communities. To help applicants to the Fund, Comic Relief are organising a number of Zoom Question and Answer sessions. Details are available on the Comic Relief website.

https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/the-global-majority-fund/

Comic Relief (UK)

Name of Fund: Capacity Building Grants Scheme

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide range of activities, such as: training; increasing delivery capacity through additional volunteer recruitment; and developing strategies to help rebuild and move forward such as fundraising strategies, and developing new delivery plans. To be eligible, applicants will need to have an annual income of less than £250,000. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/national-grants/comic-relief-community-grants/comic-relief-apply-for-capacity-grant/

Community Foundations UK (UK)

Charities, community and voluntary groups, parish and town councils, parent teacher associations and other not-for-profit organisations tackling food poverty can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding raised through sales of the Co-op’s summer picnic range. The emergency funding will be distributed by forty-six community foundations across the UK, with awards likely to range between £2,000 and £10,000. Local organisations best placed to support people and communities affected by food poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic such as foodbanks, volunteer centres, food delivery services, programmes that tackle food waste, and holiday hunger schemes can all apply for support to help them continue their work.

https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/our-programmes/coopfunding

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (UK)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that cultural and heritage institutions, such as theatres, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music venues and independent cinemas can now access a share of £1.57bn that has been made available to help with the impact of Coronavirus. The funding will consist of a mix of grants and low cost loans. The funding will include £120 million to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic. Decisions on awards will be made working alongside expert independent figures from the sector including the Arts Council England and other specialist bodies such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/157-billion-investment-to-protect-britains-world-class-cultural-arts-and-heritage-institutions

The Foyle Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:  Small Grants Scheme

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show financial stability and a clear need for their services. Competition for funding is expected to be strong. Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/

Help Musicians (UK)

Name of Fund:  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.

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu?fbclid=IwAR2U6ED9ZZ9MtjfVeHODR4ZEr2SbrK87oScTeF_Gpt-Ktqka5F5jBp7N5uU

Health Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Adopting Innovation Programme

In response to the challenges of delivering healthcare to all who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Foundation is launching a programme to build knowledge, skills and confidence within NHS providers to successfully adopt and adapt innovations and improvements. The Adopting Innovation programme is inviting partnerships between NHS providers and local health systems across the UK to establish four innovation hubs which will provide expertise and support within provider organisations to help them better adopt innovation, and ultimately create change to improve patient care. Each Hub will receive £475,000 in funding for two and a half years. Guidance and specialist support will also be provided.

https://www.health.org.uk/funding-and-partnerships/programmes/adopting-innovation

Isla Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Tipping Point Grants Scheme 

Community groups and small to medium sized organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects and activities addressing homelessness. This can include tackling the root causes, tackling re-insertion in society or developing a response to the challenges which have arisen as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The funding is being made available by the Isla Foundation’s Tipping Point Grants scheme and can be used to help fund capital costs (e.g. building and land improvements), staff costs, activities, equipment, one-time events, and other core costs needed to support the project. Organisations are encouraged to collaborate.

https://islafoundation.com/our-grants/grants-opportunities/tipping-point-grants/

The Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Tons of Help

The Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation is launching Tons of Help from Jack and Ada to support those most in need, affected by Coronavirus across London and Birmingham. Grants of £100 for individuals to support essential and basic needs. The foundation commits to funding this programme. Recipients will remain anonymous and their personal details never be published across any of our marketing or to donors. Although case stories will be published on our website/twitter.

To apply, go to www.tonsofhelp.com/apply for full details. To donate to the programme please click here

https://tonsofhelp.com/apply

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK)

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is making at least £5 million available in funding for its second phase of support for the period May to December 2020. Funding will include emergency grants for current grantees who are facing immediate financial crisis; 12-month grant extensions for current grantees with ongoing projects; and grant increases to enable current grantees to meet costs associated with adapting activities in order to sustain work. The Trust will also launch a Covid-19 Initiatives Fund over the summer which will be open to grantees and non-grantees to support new initiatives that either challenge current responses to and narratives about the crisis, or build support for systemic change in a post-Covid society.

https://www.jrct.org.uk/new-funding-opportunities

John Lewis Partnership  (UK)

Name of Fund: Community Support Fund

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.

https://waitrose.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/12169

Morrisons Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. In response to this, the Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.

https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/

Musician Union (UK)

Name of Fund:  Coronavirus Hardship Fund

In response to the widespread cancellation of work that has hit our profession as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Musician Union have set up a £1 million hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.  Grants of £200 are available.

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/hardshipfund

National Emergencies Trust (UK)

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has announced plans to distribute £12 million from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. Just over £2 million of funding will be distributed in a first wave to Disability Action NI and LGBT+ Consortium to support these disproportionately impacted groups which the NET believes may not have received adequate support through the pandemic. Funding will support helpline services and organisations providing specialist advice and hands-on support to at risk individuals. Decisions on how these onward grants will be awarded will be made by people with lived experience of the issues faced. Further funds to be distributed to additional partners and consortia will be announced in the coming weeks.

https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/first-new-charity-partners-to-enhance-support-for-at-risk-groups/

Neighbourly (UK)

Name of Fund: 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 in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.

https://www.neighbourly.com/neighbourlycommunityfund

Petplan Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose primary focus is the rescue and rehoming of equines. Priority will be given to NEWC members and those smaller organisations that have not received emergency funding from other emergency funds. The average grant is expected to be around £2,500-£3,000.

https://petplancharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19-equine-emergency-fund/

Prince’s Trust and NatWest (UK)

Name of Fund: The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it.

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/news-views/princes-trust-natwest-enterprise-relief-fund

Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have suffered a significant reduction in income due to the pandemic. In addition, organisations will take part in the Time to Shine Leadership Programme to create new jobs within the social sector and to help build resilience. The Foundation has received £5 million in match-funding from the Government’s Community Match Challenge scheme.

https://rankfoundation.com/dcms-funding-scheme/

Rank Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency and Resilience Funds

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Rank Foundation has temporarily suspended its major grants programme to focus on the immediate operational needs of its network. The Foundation has launched two funds to help existing network and current grant recipients:

  • The Emergency Fund is for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships;
  • The Resilience Fund will provide grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income, and to help with increased demand for services.

Initially, funding will only be available to the Foundation’s RankNet members, but public access may be given at a later date.

https://rankfoundation.com/covid-19-update/

Seafarers UK (UK)

Name of Fund:  COVID-19 Emergency Fund Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers £2 million UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The new fund is intended for distribution in 2020/2021, with 75% allocated to the international merchant seafaring community and 25% to UK coastal fishing fleets. Grants from Seafarers UK are offered to charities and other organisations providing frontline and support services to merchant seafarers, UK fishers and their families. Applications should be made via email to grants@seafarers.uk. Guidance to applicants is available at www.seafarers.uk or phone 020 7932 0000.

https://www.seafarers.uk/news/new-2-million-fund-from-seafarers-uk-to-help-seafarers-impacted-by-the-covid-19-pandemic/

7 Stars Foundation (UK)

From July 2020, UK charities with a turnover of less than £1.5 million per year and who are working with at-risk young people affected by the covid-19 crisis will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £2,500. The funding can be used for overheads, salary costs, and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future. The funding is being made available through the 7Stars Foundation. To apply, applicants are encouraged to email the Foundation.

https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society (UK)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Response Fund

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has established a £1M COVID-19 Response Fund to provide financial support to UK merchant seafarers and fishers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The response fund will provide support to working age seafarers facing the economic impact of the pandemic, supplementing the Society’s existing annual grant expenditure of £1.4m, which is predominantly focused on providing support to retired seafarers, or those suffering with health issues. The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provides grants to seafarers with at least five years of sea service. For further information contact the charity’s Grants Team by emailing grants@shipwreckedmariners.org.uk or calling 01243 787761.

https://shipwreckedmariners.org.uk/care-and-support/society-launches-1m-covid-response-fund/

Social Investment Business (UK)

Name of Fund: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new £25 million fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises.  This fund is only for social sector organisations: charities and social enterprises.

https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund

Peter Sowerby Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Increasing Access Fund

Charities, CICs and registered social and healthcare providers can apply for funding to develop new or adapt existing services that respond to the COVID-19 situation. The funding is being made available through the Peter Sowerby Foundation’s new Increasing Access Fund. The Fund is aimed specifically at ensuring or increasing access to key services and activities for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to COVID-19. The programme is split into three distinct funding streams: Digital Breakthrough Grants to pilot new innovations or service delivery; Digital Good Causes to transform or adapt new services digitally; and Adapted Good Causes to pilot, test or launch new services in light of the COVID-19 situation. The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest is 5pm on 16th November 2020.

https://www.petersowerbyfoundation.com/increasing-access-fund

Support Adoption for Pets (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands)

Name of Fund: Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme

Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount. Funding must have a direct impact on animal welfare and can be used to cover vet bills, boarding costs, food, salaries of animal care staff, utilities and consumables. Priority will be given to organisations whose medium-term survival is at risk. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme/

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK – Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: education relating to non-domestic animals; visual and performing arts; medical research; the relief of disability or severe illness; accommodation of those in need. Funding can be used to cover costs such as staff costs and other overheads, and changes to working practices e.g. laptop purchase and protective equipment. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charity-grants/13-the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk

UK Aid Direct (International)

Name of Fund: Small Charities Challenge Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, DFID will be prioritising applications that can demonstrate that they are responding to longer term impacts of COVID-19. The fund remains open for applications addressing a wide range of Global Goals in a variety of contexts. However, DFID will expect all applicants to be able to explain: how their project will address anticipated longer term impacts of the virus and outline how the risks of COVID-19 to project delivery could be mitigated as part of their application. The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) will remain open and all applications will be reviewed on a 6-monthly basis.

https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/

UK Government (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency support package for charities

The Government has announced a £750 million emergency support package for charities across the UK to ensure they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak. The funding package consists of £360 million direct from government departments to charities such as hospices and victim support charities that are providing vital services and helping vulnerable people through the current crisis; and £370 million for smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund is currently discussing with Government on how best to distribute the funding. The Government also announced the Government will match fund whatever the public decides to donate to the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal on 23 April, starting with a contribution of at least £20 million to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-sets-out-extra-750-million-coronavirus-funding-for-frontline-charities

UK Government Support Packages to Protect UK University Research (UK)

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Government has launched two support packages to give greater job protection to thousands of researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities. Around £280 million will be made immediately available to enable universities to continue their cutting-edge work, such as research into antibiotics resistance and the effects of coronavirus on society. £80 million of this funding will be redistributed by UK Research & Innovation to support research and development. From the autumn, a new research funding scheme will cover up to 80% of universities income losses from a decline in international students through long term, low interest loans, supplemented by a small amount of government grants. Further details, including the conditions attached to the funding, will be available in due course.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-protect-uk-research-jobs-with-major-support-package

UK Research and Innovation (UK)

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting proposals from UK businesses for research projects and related data collection of up to eighteen months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UKRI will support innovative proposals on any topics which gather critical data and resources quickly for future research use and which support the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential. Funding is for new research projects. In addition, researchers holding existing UKRI standard grants can apply to re-purpose existing funding to address the objectives of this call. If a grant is awarded, funding at 80% of the full economic cost will be provided. Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/

UK Insurance and Long-Term Savings Industry (UK)

Name of Fund:  Covid-19 Support Fund

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund to help support some of the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis. The Covid-19 Support Fund aims to raise £100 million, with £82.6 million already having been pledged in voluntary contributions from firms within the sector. The Fund will work in partnership with the Charities Aid Foundation, and a network of partners, including the National Emergencies Trust. The key aim is to provide immediate relief to charities affected by Covid-19, as well as a longer-term programme of support for people, communities, and issues where there is the greatest need.

https://www.covid19support.org.uk/

The Will Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Emergency Funding

The Will Charitable Trust is currently focussing on providing grants of up to £5,000 to charities in urgent financial need that have previously received support, so that they can concentrate on their response to the difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Further funds will be made available next month for potentially larger awards.

https://www.willcharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19.htm

Wolfson Foundation (UK)

Name of Fund:Covid-19 Support Fund

The Wolfson Foundation has allocated £10 million to provide unrestricted funding to organisations working in heritage and the arts; and health and disability.  The Foundation is offering to support organisations to responds to their own specific needs – at this critical moment and as they plan for the months to come.  The Foundation is planning  planning to use this funding to support organisations who they have been working with over the past few years (generally through supporting their capital infrastructure projects). The Fund will not be open to speculative applications, and the Foundation will be in contact directly with organisations who are eligible for funding. 

https://www.wolfson.org.uk/10m-covid-19-support-fund/

UK Community Foundations (UK)

Name of Fund:  Infrastructure Fund

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Community Foundations is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations that can help other BAME-led organisations apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £50,000 and £20,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communications; support with monitoring and reporting; the provision of micro grants to enable applications for NET funding through community foundations; and to help build relationships to help community foundations identify and address barriers to funding BAME-led organisations and communities. Applications can be made on a rolling basis and will be considered by an independent panel every week with awards made as quickly as possible thereafter.

https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/news-article/bame-infra-fund

Volant Trust (UK)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Response Fund

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is 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. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. There are no funding levels indicated at the award of grants will be at the discretion of the Trustees. The closing date for applications will be the 31st December 2020.

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

England-wide schemes

Anglian Water (Egland – Various Locations)

Name of Fund:  Positive Difference Fund

Anglian Water is working with fifteen Community Foundations in the East of England to allocate their £1million Positive Difference Fund to support communities affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable people who are isolated, considered high risk and in need of practical support can apply to their local Community Foundation. Half of the fund is being made available immediately, with the remaining half released later in the year to meet emerging needs from the fallout from the pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £5,000. Projects could include support for foodbanks, services which tackles homelessness, and which provide groceries and/or ready-made meals. Larger grants may be available for groups working in partnership.

https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/in-the-community/charity-work/positive-difference-fund/

Coalfields Regeneration Trust (former Coalmining Areas in England)

Name of Fund: Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has joined forces with Company Shop to launch a new £100,000 fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund will provide grants to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services; etc to support families that are going hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power. The discounts offered means for every £10 spent, a project will typically get £30 in goods (if they purchased these goods directly from the retailer). So for a £2,500 award a project could receive goods up to the value of £7,500. There is a rolling application process, with no application deadline. The programme will close when all of the funds have been allocated. Eligible organisatiosn are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/england/the-coalfield-food-insecurity-response-fund/

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (England)

Name of Fund: UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief 

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support small youth organisations based in England who have not had access to the crisis funding they need to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. The £2 million UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief will support organisations with an income under £250,000 that have lost funding, face the threat of closure, or had to reduce delivery or services. Organisations that support young people who are most affected by systemic oppression and discrimination are encouraged to apply. Funding is provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Pears Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and can be used to cover costs such as staff salaries, running costs/overheads, and goods and equipment which supports delivery.

https://funding.ukyouth.org/

Department for Education (England)

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which provides peer-to-peer support to help teachers and support workers use technology as effectively as possible to enhance the learning given to pupils at home. The package will also provide eighty grants of £1,000 to Further Education providers, providing additional training and support for mentors and coaches specialising in assisting teachers with remote education.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-remote-education-support-for-schools-colleges-and-teachers

Department for Education (England)

Name of Fund:  COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund

The Department for Education has announced that up to £8 million will be available to provide emergency support for adoptive families affected by the coronavirus. Through the COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund local authorities and regional adoption agencies will be able to pay for therapy for families whose adopted children may have already suffered trauma, and be made more anxious due to social distancing and the uncertainty of the effects of the virus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-adoption-support-fund-scheme-to-help-vulnerable-families

Department for Education (England)

The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will include digital devices such as laptops and tablets as well as internet access. Laptops and tablets will be provided for disadvantaged families, children and young people who do not currently have access to them. Internet access will be provided through 4G hotspot devices for disadvantaged year 10 pupils, care leavers and young people aged 11 to 19 with a social worker. People aged 16 to 19 without a suitable device for education will be eligible for support through the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. Local authorities, trusts and other relevant organisations overseeing schools and social care can apply.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Department for Education (England)

Name of Fund: Wellbeing for Education Return Programme

The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff. This might include the additional pressures some students may be feeling, as well as any emotional response they or their teachers may still be experiencing from bereavement, stress, trauma or anxiety over the past months.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/8m-programme-to-boost-pupil-and-teacher-wellbeing

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

Dairy Farmers in England can apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the fund is to support those most in need due to a decrease in demand for their products as bars, restaurants and cafes have been forced to close. Eligible dairy farmers will be to entitled to funding which covers 70% of their lost income during April and May 2020 to ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacity without impacting animal welfare. Competition rules for the dairy industry have been temporarily relaxed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-funding-to-support-dairy-farmers-through-coronavirus

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (England)

Name of Fund: Zoo Support Fund

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £14 million fund to support Zoos and Aquariums in England in response to financial losses incurred due to Covid-19.  Establishments covered by the Zoo Licensing Act will be able to bid for grants of up to £100,000 through the Zoo Support Fund. The grant can be used to cover animal care costs that can not be lowered such as keepers’ wages, animal feed and bedding, veterinary care, electricity, and waste removal. In addition, Zoos and Aquariums can apply to a number of other support schemes already available to businesses including business rates relief, the business interruption loan scheme and the job retention scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-zoos-and-aquariums

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (England)

Name of Fund: Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter. The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will award grants to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness support. The Fund is open to organisations in England directly working with people experiencing homelessness, and where more than 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness. Applicants must have an annual turnover of up to £5 million. The closing date for applications is the 2nd December 2020 mat 1pm.

https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2020/oct/20/homelessness-winter-transformation-fund-launches

HM Treasury (England)

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local Covid-19 lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks. Payments will be triggered by a national decision to close businesses in a high incidence area. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses that have an annual rent or mortgage bill below £51,000, and pay less business rates will receive £1,000. Each new three-week lockdown period will trigger an additional payment. The funding is available to provide a further safety net to protect jobs, and will be administered by Local authorities.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministers-announce-new-grants-for-businesses-affected-by-local-lockdowns

National Lottery Community Fund (England)

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Government’s new £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has opened for applications. The fund which is being administered through the National Lottery Community Fund has two key objectives. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis; and to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services. Charities and not for profit organisations will be able to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 or for grants above £10,000. Decisions on funding will be made within weeks. Applications can be submitted at any time.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/covid-19/learn-about-applying-for-emergency-funding-in-england

National Lottery Community Fund (England)

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a £45 million programme to fund charities, community groups and social enterprises working with people disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. This includes BAME and other communities experiencing health inequalities and people experiencing homelessness. The fund will be distributed through five partnerships, which includes £5million for small and medium organisations supporting migrants and refugees made available by the Barrow Cadbury Trust; £5 million to support small and medium sized homelessness charities and help them adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis made via Homeless Link. A further £5million will be distributed to charities giving welfare advice through the Community Justice Fund. The COVID-19 Social Enterprise Support Fund Partnership will use almost £20 million to provide grants to social enterprise organisations that are best-placed to support local, vulnerable communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Community Led Organisationswho are facing financial difficulties caused by COVID-19 can apply to the COVID-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-07-13/45million-of-national-lottery-covid-funding-for-expert-partnerships-to-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities

Sanctuary Housing (England – Various Locations)

Name of Fund: Community Investment Fund 

Sanctuary Housing’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England, and is currently prioritising initiatives that are responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19. Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities during the pandemic, including job losses, mental health, money management, social isolation, and health and wellbeing. Funding can also be used to help organisations adapt their service delivery such as moving services online, setting up household and medication delivery services, and distributing activity or food packs for vulnerable families. Interested organisations can discuss their project proposal by contacting Sanctuary Housing.

https://www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/community-investment-fund

Smallwood Trust (England)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to women’s sector organisations in England that are working with women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund will help approximately thirty small organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties to enable them to continue providing support for women aged 18 and over. Organisations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women are particularly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applications from the Midlands and North of England. Funding has been made available by the National Lottery Community Fund and will be delivered by the Smallwood Trust.

https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/covid-19-frontline-women%E2%80%99s-fund

Sport England (England)

Name of Fund: Active Together Programme

Sport England has committed another £1 million to combating the impact of coronavirus by match funding money raised by sports clubs and community activity groups through the fundraising platform Crowdfunder. Through the ‘Active Together’ partnership with Crowdfunder Sport England are matching crowd funds of up to £10,000 raised by clubs and organisations hit by the coronavirus crisis. Clubs and organisations can sign up via the Crowdfunder website. They’ll then need to set their crowdfunding target and put in place incentives and rewards. Once 25% of the crowdfunding is met, Sport England will confirm the match funding – up to £10,000 – and can distribute the money within seven days of being raised.

https://www.sportengland.org/news/%C2%A31-million-crowdfunding-support-clubs-and-organisation

Sports England (England)

Name of Fund: Return to Play Fund

Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund, is made up of three parts: a £10m small grants which will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment; a £5m Community Asset Fund that will provide grants ranging in value from £10,001 to £50,000 to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces that can help them welcome back their local community safely; and a £1.5m Active Together fund which is a crowdfunding initiative will help sports clubs and organisations set up their own campaigns to help sustain them through the crisis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds

UnLtd (England)

Name of Fund: Inclusive Recovery Fund

Social Entrepreneurs in England can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 to adapt to and grow their services during the challenges of the Coronavirus crisis. In recognition of the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on people from a black, asian or from a minority ethnic background, as well as disabled people, applications are encouraged from social entrepreneurs that have direct experience of the social problems affecting these communities. The funding is being made available through UnLtd, the charity for social entrepreneur’s Inclusive Recovery Fund;

https://www.unltd.org.uk/our-support/our/irf

Voice4Change (England)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Partnership Fund

Small Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) -led charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises in England can apply for support to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation. Funding can be used to cover running costs and small capital costs, and support for services such as foodbanks, domestic abuse and violence groups, tackling homelessness, and providing access to technology. The Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund is due to re-open for applications on the  25th November 2021.

https://voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme/

Youth Music Network (England)

Name of Fund:  Emergency Fund

Youth Music have launched an Emergency Fund for music-making organisations affected by the coronavirus. Through this fund grants of up to £10,000 are available.  Priority will be given to people and organisations in the most immediate need.

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-launches-emergency-fund

Scotland wide schemes

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Creating Sustainable Development

Funding of between £1,000 and £50,000 is available to support arts organisations, cultural agencies, individual artists and creative people from the arts, screen and creative industries who are affected by the coronavirus in Scotland. . The aim of the fund is to allow organisations and individuals to find ways of working in response to the current changing conditions due to coronavirus. A total of £7.5 million has been made available and can support activity for up to twelve months. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/open-fund-sustaining-creative-development

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

The Scottish Government’s £5million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers will re-open for applications at 12noon, Tuesday 10 November 2020. This includes the £4.3million element being delivered by Creative Scotland and partners BECTU, Crafts Council & Craft Scotland, Help Musicians, Society of Authors and Visual Arts Scotland; as well as £700,000 being delivered through Screen Scotland. The Fund is designed to support creative freelancers working in the arts, creative and screen sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/10/hardship-fund-to-reopen-10-nov

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

The Scottish Government has confirmed how £59 million of unallocated funding will be assigned to support the Culture and heritage sector during the coronavirus pandemic. More than a third (£21.3 million) of the funding will be given to Historic Environment Scotland to support the reopening of its sites across Scotland. A further £15 million will be allocated through a Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund to provide critical support for a range of businesses such as art galleries, studio facilities, comedy venues, large music venues, and nightclubs. The remaining funding will go to support freelancers, heritage organisations, artists, cultural venues, independent cinema and youth arts. Creative Scotland will announce how businesses and individuals can apply for the funding in due course.

https://news.gov.scot/news/supporting-scottish-culture-and-heritage

Creative Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Sustaining Creative Development

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to help the creative and culture sector in Scotland adapt and respond to the current challenging circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, has separate funding strands for Individuals and Organisations to help them to explore new ways of working, take creative risks, think about how to reach audiences in different ways, or look at ways to stabilise existing activity. Freelance and self-employed artists and creative practitioners, and organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries can apply for funding to support activity for up to twelve months.  Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/open-fund-sustaining-creative-development

EventScotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Events Recovery Fund

A new £2.75 million fund has been launched by EventScotland and the Scottish Government to help Scotland’s events sector plan and deliver events through to the end of 2021, and to provide support as the industry responds and adapts to the effects of Covid-19. Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund aims to help restart the events sector as restrictions are eased, and address additional costs which may be incurred as a result of new hygiene and health and safety requirements. Two funding streams are available to eligible event organisers: grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for smaller community events, and events with existing EventScotland funding offers; and grants of between £5,000 and £35,000 are available for larger scale events supporting the visitor economy. Applications can be made at any time.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/scotlands-events-recovery-fund

Faith in Community (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund

Local faith groups and related community organisations in Scotland can apply for small grants of a few hundred pounds to help support families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The focus of the fund is to support people most at risk of becoming disconnected during social distancing by meeting their needs, helping them to maintain safe relationships and allowing neighbours to support each other. This might include the use of online technology to safely connect people together or ensuring the safe delivery of food and essentials.

https://www.faithincommunity.scot/covid19info

Foundation Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

The fund has been created to support local charities and grassroots organisations across Scotland to help them respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and recover from the impact. Immediate funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 is available to support constituted community groups and charities that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in their local community. Examples of the type of support available include: mobile phone credit for a youth service provider to give to vulnerable young people so they can stay in touch; supermarket vouchers for foodbanks to hand out in place of goods as their stock becomes limited; additional cash to allow a community run shop to purchase extra stock so they can remain open or add a delivery service.

https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

The Gannochy Trust (Scotland)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund 

The Gannochy Trust, one of Scotland’s largest independent funders, has launched a £500,000 COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund to help charities working in Perth and Kinross cope during the pandemic. The new fund will provide relief from the financial and operational pressures facing charities during the outbreak, as well as enabling development and delivery of vital support services to people and communities affected by the virus. Small grants will provide up to £10,000 of funding; main grants offer up to £30,000 of financial support; and a major grant can provide up to £50,000. The fund is available from 1st June 2020 and will remain in place until June 2021, or until the allocated funds are exhausted.

https://www.gannochytrust.org.uk/grant-making-news/the-gannochy-trust-launch-covid-19-support-fund-for-local-charities/

Museums, Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Urgent Response COVID-19 Fund

Independent Accredited museums can apply for up to £60,000 to cover core costs if critically affected by loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/urgent-response-covid-19-fund/

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

Museums Galleries Scotland has launched a £330,000 fund to support museums in Scotland with the costs of re-opening safely while restrictions are still in place due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund will provide grants of up to £7,500 for museums, and up to £10,000 for partnerships, to support the costs of essential adaptations, equipment and training that will ensure the safety and confidence of staff, volunteers and visitors, and enable them to reopen safely in accordance with government guidance. Funding can be used to cover costs such as PPE, screens and barriers, signage, and contactless payment technology. Applications can be made on a rolling basis until all funding has been distributed.

https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/covid-19-adaptation-fund/

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Museums Development Fund 

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to Accredited Scottish museums to deliver projects that will help them build resilience and address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Museums Galleries Scotland Covid-19 Museums Development Fund will give priority to projects which aim to re-engage with communities, develop digital capacity, and strengthen workforce resilience and capacity, thereby providing positive outcome for collections, audiences, workforce, and sustainability. This Fund has been opened up for museums that have not been eligible for the Recovery & Resilience Fund or in receipt of Covid response funding from the Scottish Government. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 13th November 2020.

https://museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/covid-19-museum-development-fund/

The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Awards for All

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.

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-scotland

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme, supporting third sector organisations and communities through the transition from lockdown to recovery, is now open for applications. Charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises can apply for funding to provide ongoing crisis support, and plan and implement ways to adapt and become more sustainable. The £25m Scottish Government-funded programme has two strands: the Adapt and Thrive Programme which provides tailored support and funding to organisations so they can operate sustainably post coronavirus and continue to have a positive impact in their communities; and the Communities Recovery Fund, which will support the delivery of services and activities in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID-19, or the creation of new services. Applications can be made at any time.

https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/community-recovery/

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (Scotland)

Name of Fund:  Third Sector Resilience Fund

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.

https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/third-sector-resilience-fund-announced

Foundation Scotland (Scotland)

Name of Fund: Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

Foundation Scotland has opened phase 2 of its Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. The Fund supports charities and constituted community groups in Scotland which are helping vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, and to continue providing emergency support for those who need it most. Applications can be submitted at any time but organisations are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience due to limited funds.

https://www.communityfoodandhealth.org.uk/2020/response-recovery-and-resilience-fund/