Funders for Covid-19: Help for not-for-profits

Funders for Covid-19: Help for not-for-profits

We are building resources to help not-for-profits. The following funders are supporting not-for-profits during the Coronavirus pandemic:

This article was last updated on 26th November.

Access to Justice Foundation Community Justice Fund

  • Not currently accepting applications, further information to be published December 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £25,000-£75,000 helping organisations to be effective/sustainable in responding to COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support specialist social welfare legal advice organisations providing essential support to people and communities so that they can cope with the immediate impact of the Coronavirus pandemic bringing about a more just and fair society.
  • Additional information: This programme is a joint initiative between Advice UK, Law Centres Network and Citizens Advice and only registered charities demonstrating a track record of delivering legal advice in asylum, community care, debt, disability, discrimination, education, employment, housing, immigration, mental health and welfare benefits can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7092 3973. Email: cjf@atjf.org.uk Website: www.communityjusticefund.org.uk


Active Black Country Tackling Inequalities Fund

  • Apply any time, all projects must be completed by 31st March 2021.
  • Size of grant available: Local Fund supporting organisations experiencing short term financial hardship/their usual operations or services have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 providing grants £500-£3,000 for ongoing maintenance/utility costs and/or loss of income.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support clubs/voluntary sector organisations during the Coronavirus pandemic helping to minimise the threat to long term sustainability so that they can continue providing physical activity/sport for under-represented groups and deprived communities. Target audiences are lower Socio-Economic groups, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities, people with long-term health conditions and disabled people.
  • Additional information: Priority wards in Dudley are Netherton, Woodside and St. Andrews, Castle and Priory and St. Thomas’s.
  • Contact details: Telephone 08458 151515. Email: jennifer_oakes@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk Website: www.activeblackcountry.co.uk/covid19/emergency-funding


Active Black Country Tackling Inequalities Fund

  • Apply any time, all projects must be completed by 31st March 2021.
  • Size of grant available: Themed Fund £20,000 available for each of the two development theme areas (see below).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Focus on the two development areas active/sustainable travel (walking/cycling) and mental health in deprived communities where inequalities and long term/deep-rooted issues are evident.
  • Additional information: Target audiences are lower Socio-Economic groups, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities, people with long-term health conditions and disabled people..
  • Contact details: Telephone 08458 151515. Email: jennifer_oakes@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk Website: www.activeblackcountry.co.uk/covid19/emergency-funding


Allchurches Trust Limited Hope Beyond grants programme

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £50,000 (10%-80% of project costs) for innovative/impactful projects addressing loneliness/isolation focusing on improving community resilience/promoting mental and emotional health/wellbeing and growing technological capability.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support churches/Christian charities meet changing needs within their communities adapting to the challenges/opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic enabling people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown building resilience and encouraging hope.
  • Contact details: Iain Hearn (Grants Administrator), telephone 01452 873189. Email: atl@allchurches.co.uk Website: www.allchurches.co.uk/what-we-fund/hopebeyond


Alpkit Foundation

  • Apply any time, trustees meet every 2 months.
  • Size of grant available: £50-£500 for both individuals and organisations.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Current priority during the Coronavirus pandemic is to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those effected by Covid-19.
  • Additional information: Preference will be given to projects demonstrating best value for money.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01773 417007. Email: akf@alpkit.com Website: https://alpkit.com/blogs/foundation/adapting-to-the-coranavirus-crisis


Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants



Arts Council England Thriving Communities Fund

  • Apply by 8th January 2021 for decision 15th March and all projects must run for a year (15th March 2021-31st March 2022).
  • Size of grant available: £25,000-£50,000 to increase social connectedness helping communities cope with the impact of COVID-19 enhancing collaboration/networking, strengthening the range of social prescribing activities and enabling link workers to connect people to communities.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations working in arts/culture (libraries, museums, heritage); sport, leisure and physical activity; financial wellbeing, advice and food (offering practical support); environment/nature-based projects; non-statutory health/care work with social prescribing link workers.
  • Additional information: Applicants will need to provide 20% match funding and must demonstrate a commitment to work with partner organisations evidencing the commitment of three core partners including at least one from the arts/culture sector.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0845 300 6200. Email: enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk Website: www.artscouncil.org.uk/thriving-communities-fund#section-1


ASDA Foundation Feeding Communities Grant

  • Apply by 6th December 2020 via Community Champions in local stores who support projects within communities bringing people together by managing funding applications.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £1,000 for food parcels for families and individuals, Christmas food hampers, food for school holiday clubs and soup kitchens/homeless centres, Christmas meal deliveries/collections and local community centres providing meal deliveries.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations that provide meals for individuals, families and children’s healthy holiday clubs at a maximum cost of £4 per meal.
  • Additional information: Only organisations local to Asda stores can apply (use store locator link on website to find local store).
  • Contact details: Telephone 0113 243 5435. Email: asdafoundation@asda.co.uk Website: www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply


Barclays Foundation COVID-19 Community Aid Package

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £100M fund made up of 2 components of £50M each for charitable organisations and by matching personal donations from employees to local charities of their choice supporting communities impacted by COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations working with vulnerable communities and disadvantaged/elderly people suffering from social/economic deprivation impacted by COVID-19 alleviating hardship caused by the crisis.
  • Additional information: Funding to be targeted at programmes local to Barclays Bank major locations where staff live/work and where they can support NHS staff and other keyworker communities.
  • Website: https://home.barclays/news/press-releases/2020/04/barclays-launches-p100-million-covid-19-community-aid-package


Central England Co-operative Community Dividend Fund

  • Apply by 30th November 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £100-£5,000 (average £2,000) providing immediate financial support for local good causes, community groups and charities responding to some of the most worrying impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic benefitting their communities.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations providing the basics (including food) to vulnerable people facing challenges, isolation and lack of access to normal services affecting their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Additional information: Only organisations that have been a full member of Central England Co-operative for at least six months can apply. Project beneficiaries must be located in communities where Central England Co-operative trades.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01543 414140. Email: enquiries@centralengland.coop Website: www.centralengland.coop/community-covid


Childs Charitable Trust Emergency Fund

  • Apply any time, trustees meet monthly.
  • Size of grant available: No set amount however will provide emergency funding for organisations in financial difficulty as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support Christian organisations delivering projects that demonstrate a Christian approach to their work.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01323 417944. Email: info@childstrust.org Website: https://childscharitabletrust.org/emergency-funding


Dudley CVS Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £300 for food/essential supplies (only one grant can be issued per household).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support people who are struggling to afford food/other essentials due to financial hardship caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Only key workers from voluntary sector organisations working with vulnerable people in Dudley borough can apply provided they are supporting their clients.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01384 573381. Email: info@dudleycvs.org.uk Website: http://dudleycvsreview.org/covid-19-emergency-assistance-grant


Energy Saving Trust Foundation Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

  • Applications considered quarterly in January, April, July and October. 9th round (fund value £6.7M) closed 4th November 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £20,000-£1M for maximum period of two years to deliver new and innovative high quality energy related projects that have the ability to make a real difference for vulnerable people and households impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Educate, train and engage vulnerable people with energy issues providing energy advice/referring them for support; installation of innovative energy saving or renewable energy measures; providing in-home safety advice/measures for energy systems.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and support vulnerable energy consumers can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7222 0101. Email: energyredress@est.org.uk Website: www.energyredress.org.uk/announcements/round-9-energy-redress-scheme-now-open-applications


Eveson Charitable Trust

  • Apply any time, trustees meet four times a year.
  • Size of grant available: Any amount to support organisations that specifically address the needs of their beneficiaries during the Coronavirus pandemic/in its immediate aftermath as well as helping these organisations recover financial stability.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work helping people with physical disabilities (including blind/deaf people)/learning difficulties, disadvantaged and disabled children, older people and addressing homelessness.
  • Additional information: Only small registered charities can apply (will not fund CICs or social enterprises) and Dudley borough is one of their beneficial areas.
  • Contact details: Denise Bradley (Grants Assistant), telephone 01905 905085. Email: grants@eveson.org.uk Website: www.eveson.org.uk/what-we-fund


Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £1,000-£10,000 for one year to cover core costs/essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision, home-working or delivery of online digital services during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support various activities/projects at grass roots/local community level for organisations that can show financial viability/stability working with disadvantaged vulnerable young/elderly people or the wider community directly or through online support.
  • Additional information: Only small registered charities with annual turnover below £150,000 that can demonstrate ongoing sustainability in the current uncertain climate can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7430 9119. Email: sgs@foylefoundation.org.uk Website: www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme


Groundwork/Comic Relief Community Fund Capacity Building Grants



Groundwork/Comic Relief Community Fund Covid-19 Community Grant

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £4,000 to be spent by the end of February 2021.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support local grass roots organisations responding to the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities during the Coronavirus pandemic; help organisations recover/develop resilience from the impact COVID-19 has had on their services.
  • Additional information: Only small grassroots organisations with annual turnover below £250,000 delivering projects providing community benefit across one of Comic Reliefs four strategic themes (Children Survive and Thrive, Fighting for Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be and Mental Health Matters) can apply and they are particularly interested in supporting BAME/LGBTQ communities disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Contact details: Michelle Brodie or Jenna Small, telephone 0121 237 5800. Emails: comicrelief@groundwork.org.uk or michelle.brodie@groundwork.org.uk or Jenna.Small@groundwork.org.uk Website: www.groundwork.org.uk/comic-relief-apply-for-a-covid-19-community-grant


Groundwork/Tesco community grant

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £1,000 available during October, November and December 2020 for projects that can be completed within twelve months.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support local projects focusing on vulnerable/at risk children/young people addressing their mental health through outdoor/non statuary educational activities, helping young carers affected by isolation or loneliness and providing bereavement counselling.
  • Additional information: The priority of this fund is to address child poverty that has been further impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic where vulnerable children and young people are affected by challenging home/family circumstances and organisations are able to offer family support.
  • Contact details: Jenna Small (Community Project Officer) telephone 07796 695452. Email: Jenna.Small@groundwork.org.uk Website:https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/home/community-apply-bags-help-grant


Heart of England Community Foundation Coronavirus Resilience Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £3,000 to be spent by 31st March 2021.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support emerging issues in local communities to help ease/relieve financial concerns during the Coronavirus pandemic providing services to the most vulnerable people.
  • Additional information: Only small grassroots groups with annual income below £250,000 can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 024 7688 3297/4434. Email: info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk Website: www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coronavirus-resilience-fund


Heart of England Community Foundation Wesleyan Large Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £2,000-£10,000 to be spent within one year to help organisations respond to COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: During the Coronavirus pandemic will support projects addressing the needs of the community focusing on issues intrinsically linked with Covid-19.
  • Additional information: Only organisations running for at least two years with income below £500,000 per annum can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 024 7688 4434. Email: info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk Website: www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/wesleyan-foundation-grants


Heart of England Community Foundation Wesleyan Small Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £2,000 to be spent within one year to help organisations respond to COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: During the Coronavirus pandemic will support projects addressing the needs of the community focusing on issues intrinsically linked with Covid-19.
  • Additional information: Only organisations with income below £250,000 per annum can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 024 7688 4434. Email: info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk Website: www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/wesleyan-foundation-grants


Homeless Link Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

  • Apply by 2nd December 2020 for second Grants Panel on 17th December.
  • Size of grant available: £10,000-£100,000 transformation funding providing single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during winter 2020/21.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support faith/community groups with annual turnover up to £5M to continue providing services in innovative ways preventing rough sleeping for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Additional information: This £2M fund provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will be distributed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice offering funding for services at risk due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7840 4430. Email: fund@homelesslink.org.uk Website: www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2020/oct/20/homelessness-winter-transformation-fund-launches


Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

  • Following closure of Power and Accountability/Sustainable Future (24th August) and Peace and Security/Rights and Justice (1st September) apply for all four themes by 30th November 2020 and 22nd March/31st August 2021 for decisions 22nd March, 12th July and 29th November 2021.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Peace and security built on values of equality, human rights, justice and environmental sustainability; power and accountability with a strong commitment to equality; rights and justice guaranteeing equal treatment for all people; sustainable future.
  • Additional information: Support work responding to the dual harms of the Coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism within/across existing programme areas building support for transformative social change based on justice, peace and sustainability.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01904 627810. Email: enquiries@jrct.org.uk Website: www.jrct.org.uk/what-we-fund


Mercers Charitable Foundation Older People and Housing grants 2020/21



National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All England

  • Apply any time with priority during the Coronavirus pandemic for projects addressing COVID-19 in communities (NOT accepting applications for any other purposes until further notice).
  • Size of grant available: During the Coronavirus pandemic will provide grants £300-£10,000 to organisations supporting people/communities experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged people/communities facing specific challenges providing those in crisis with advice and support helping people and their families with end-of-life care prioritising elderly and disabled people and LGBTQ+/BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Projects/activities should be led by beneficiaries so they need to be involved in the design, development and delivery of the work planned.
  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-england


National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Fund over £10,000

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £10,001-£100,000 for up to six months supporting projects and organisations providing a vital role in helping their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged people/communities facing specific challenges providing those in crisis with advice and support helping people and their families with end-of-life care prioritising elderly and disabled people and LGBTQ+/BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Prioritise organisations that are people led involving beneficiaries in the design, development and delivery of projects/activities through a strengths-based approach building on the knowledge, skills and experience people/communities already have to make the changes they want and being aware of other activities or services in the community and how these can be complimented adding value by being connected.
  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-covid-19-fund-over-10-000


National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Fund over £10,000 for partnerships

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £10,001-£100,000 for up to six months supporting projects and organisations providing a vital role in helping their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged people/communities facing specific challenges providing those in crisis with advice and support helping people and their families with end-of-life care prioritising elderly and disabled people and LGBTQ+/BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Only partnerships (new or existing) led by a voluntary/community sector organisation helping communities thrive by testing new approaches to the issues affecting them can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-covid-19-fund-over-10-000-for-partnerships


National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Fund up to £10,000

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £300-£10,000 for up to six months supporting projects and organisations providing a vital role in helping their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged people/communities facing specific challenges providing those in crisis with advice and support helping people and their families with end-of-life care prioritising elderly and disabled people and LGBTQ+/BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Projects/activities should be led by beneficiaries so they need to be involved in the design, development and delivery of the work planned.
  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-covid-19-fund-up-to-10-000


National Lottery Community Fund Phoenix Fund



National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities England

  • Apply any time with priority during the Coronavirus pandemic for projects addressing COVID-19 in communities (NOT accepting applications for any other purposes until further notice).
  • Size of grant available: During the Coronavirus pandemic will provide grants £10,000-£100,000 for up to six months emergency funding to organisations supporting people and communities experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with disadvantaged people/communities facing specific challenges providing those in crisis with advice and support helping people and their families with end-of-life care prioritising elderly and disabled people and LGBTQ+/BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Prioritise organisations that are people led involving beneficiaries in the design, development and delivery of projects/activities through a strengths-based approach building on the knowledge, skills and experience people/communities already have to make the changes they want and being aware of other activities/services in the community and how these can be complimented adding value by being connected.
  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england


Newby Trust Limited COVID-19 Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 to cover core costs or to fund operational changes made in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work addressing homelessness, food supplies, domestic violence and mental health working with young and elderly people.
  • Additional information: Only small registered charities can apply.
  • Contact details: Annabel Grout (Company Secretary), telephone 01798 861459. Email: info@newby-trust.org.uk Website: www.newby-trust.org.uk/special-category


Paul Hamlyn Foundation Access and Participation Fund

  • Apply any time through a two-stage process.
  • Size of grant available: £30,000-£400,000 for 1-4 years (most grants £60,000-£250,000) supporting communities experiencing inequality of opportunity and are disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus pandemic to access/participate in the arts.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support arts/culture work involving crafts, dance, design, digital arts, media, film, literature (including creative writing/poetry), music, opera, photography, theatre, visual arts and cross-arts practices.
  • Additional information: Prioritise support to organisations that are led by people most affected by systemic oppression and/or discrimination such as Black, Asian and others who experience racism, disabled people and those experiencing poverty.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7812 3300. Email: information@phf.org.uk Website: www.phf.org.uk/funds/access-and-participation-fund


Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts-based Learning Fund

  • Apply any time through a two-stage process.
  • Size of grant available: £30,000-£400,000 for 2-3 years (most grants £150,000-£250,000) supporting children/young people affected by the coronavirus pandemic in formal education settings experiencing systemic inequality/disadvantage so they can thrive through arts-based learning.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support arts-based content/approaches for pupils to secure access to or enhance engagement with the curriculum addressing disruption to education due to Covid-19 resulting in significant learning loss disproportionately impacting their education.
  • Additional information: Support strong partnerships between education settings and the arts/cultural sectors to help pupils whose mental health/wellbeing has been adversely affected experiencing barriers to engaging in education/learning resulting in a huge impact on life chances of children/young people.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7812 3300. Email: information@phf.org.uk Website: www.phf.org.uk/funds/arts-based-learning-fund


Persimmon Homes Community Champions

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £1,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Local community good causes focusing on organisations that support vulnerable elderly people aged over 70.
  • Additional information: Each of the 31 businesses and head office are giving away up to £2,000 every month (£64,000 a month) to fund local community initiatives.
  • Website: www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions


Petplan Charitable Trust Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

  • Final round apply by 15th January 2021.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 (average grant expected to be around £2,500-£3,000).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support equine welfare organisations that have experienced unprecedented financial/operational challenges resulting in a significant adverse impact due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Only small/medium-sized equine welfare organisations with annual turnover below £500,000 whose primary focus is equine rescue and rehoming can apply.
  • Contact details: Cath Bourg (Trust Administrator), telephone 020 8580 8013. Email: info@petplancharitabletrust.org.uk Website: https://petplancharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19-equine-emergency-fund


Power to Change Trust Community Business Trade Up Programme

  • Apply by 2nd December 2020.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £10,000 (Trade Back grant) plus a free learning programme (12 days spread over 9 months 1st April-31st December 2021) to help recover/rebuild income and impact.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support early stage community businesses (1-5 years old) become stronger/more sustainable by increasing income from trading/sales so that they can recover and rebuild their income addressing the issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Priority will be given to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led organisations located in/giving support to BAME local deprived or disadvantaged communities.
  • Contact details: Midlands regional team, telephone 07500 081 219. Email: charles@ssemidlands.org Website: www.the-sse.org/courses/community-business/#2020


Power to Change Trust Community Business Renewal Fund

  • Remaining two application rounds of three hours each (10am-1pm) on 12th January (round two) and 2nd March 2021 (round three).
  • Size of grant available: £3M fund providing grants £10,000-£20,000 helping organisations adapt/evolve to changing circumstances ensuring that community businesses can continue to provide vital support to local people.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support community businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic adapt, renew and rebuild their businesses so that they can remain financially viable delivering services in their local communities helping people most affected by Covid-19.
  • Additional information: Programme will prioritise areas facing high levels of deprivation and organisations supporting and led by disabled people/Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 3857 7270. Email: info@powertochange.org.uk Website: www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-renewal-fund


Radcliffe Trust

  • Apply by 31st January/July each year for meetings in June and December.
  • Size of grant available: £2,500-£7,500 one year grants for innovative, imaginative and creative projects developed in response to the current challenging times as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic delivering activities safely and successfully.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Classical music performance/training (chamber music, composition and music education) for children/adults with special needs; development/practice of skills, knowledge and experience in heritage and crafts.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01285 841900. Email: radcliffe@thetrustpartnership.com Website: http://theradcliffetrust.org/guidelines


Serco Foundation Trust

  • Apply any time by sending Theresa Comiskey a short (one/two line) e-mail explaining the work being carried out in response to Coronavirus.
  • Size of grant available: £1,000-£5,000
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Funding is available to any organisations helping/supporting vulnerable adults such as foodbanks offering supplies to isolated people, work caring for elderly/disabled people, community/religious centres providing mental/physical care to people in need and help for parents while schools are shut.
  • Additional information: A S­­erco employee is required to put forward a nomination on behalf of the applicant if invited to apply. Contact details: Theresa Comiskey, telephone 07718 193934. Email: theresa.comiskey@serco.com


Smallwood Trust Covid-19 Frontline Women’s Fund

  • Now closed however new funding rounds will be announced early 2021.
  • Size of grant available: £500,000 National Lottery Community Fund providing grants £5,000-£25,000 (spend by 31st March 2021) for organisations working with women most at risk of poverty/financial hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic securing for them a stable financial future.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations facing increased demand as a result of the Covid-19 crisis providing services for vulnerable women aged over 18 experiencing disproportionate challenges/difficulties helping them become more financially resilient.
  • Additional information: Only organisations with annual income below £250,000 can apply and priority will be given to those led by and supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women, disabled women and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women in areas where the Coronavirus pandemic has had the most impact.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0300 365 1886. Email: frontline@smallwoodtrust.org.uk Website: www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/covid-19-frontline-women’s-fund


Social Investment Business Foundation Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

  • Apply by 31st January 2021.
  • Size of loan available: £100,000-£1.5M for 1-5 years to fund working capital until normal business can commence again so that activities improving people’s lives can continue.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support social enterprises/charities (turnover £400,000-£45M) experiencing disruption to their normal business model and have been adversely impacted as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic where expected income/activity has been delayed or disrupted.
  • Additional information: Social Investment Business (SIB) is the lender of this £25M fund currently working with social investor partners (Big Issue Invest, CAF Venturesome, Charity Bank, Resonance and Social and Sustainable Capital) on delivery of the fund.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 3096 7900. Email: RRLF@sibgroup.org.uk Website: www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund


Sport England Return to Play: Active Together

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £2.5M fund providing matched funded grants up to £10,000 to help sports clubs/organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns during the Coronavirus pandemic to address loss of income due to Covid-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support local sports clubs/organisations facing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic by helping them with their cash flow and diversifying their funding streams ensuring they’re ready to re-open as soon as is safely possible.
  • Additional information: Programme being delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder, see website www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sports for details.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0345 8508 508. Email: funding@sportengland.org Website: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-active-together


Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £10M fund providing small grants £300-£10,000 for projects located in areas of high deprivation supporting sports clubs/community groups respond to the challenges of returning to play during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects addressing the challenges Covid-19 has posed to people taking part in sport/physical activity enabling organisations create Coronavirus-secure settings for community sport and physical activity to resume.
  • Additional information: Prioritising work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people on low income/with long-term health conditions, people experiencing a greater burden of care because of Coronavirus and disabled people.
  • Contact details: Telephone 03458 508 508. Email: funding@sportengland.org Website: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-small-grants


Sport England Return to Play: Community Asset Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Capital grants £10,001-£50,000 for small-scale projects (£10,001-£25,000) addressing immediate work required to adapt places and spaces enabling a safe return and medium-scale projects (£25,001-£50,000) for more substantial changes that may be required.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support sports clubs/community groups adapt and open places and spaces within communities so that sport and physical activity can resume safely during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Prioritising work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people on low income/with long-term health conditions, people experiencing a greater burden of care because of Coronavirus and disabled people.
  • Contact details: Telephone 03458 508 508. Email: funding@sportengland.org Website: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/return-play-community-asset-fund


Support Adoption For Pets

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £10,000 and, in the current coronavirus pandemic, will support vet bills, boarding costs, food, salaries of non-furloughed animal care staff, utilities and consumables.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations that rescue/rehome pets or provide help to ensure pets can remain with their owners all of which will have a direct impact on the welfare of animals.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0161 486 6688. Email: info@supportadoptionforpets.co.uk Website: www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme


Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK COVID–19 Emergency Fund

  • Currently paused due to high demand for funds.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £1,000 for small to medium sized organisations with annual income below £500,000 in a critical position struggling to manage the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic due to increased demand for their services/loss of income.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Education relating to non-domestic animals; visual/performing arts; medical research; relief of disability and severe illness; accommodation of people in need.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7821 8211. Email: waddilove@pwwsolicitors.co.uk Website: www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charity-grants/13-the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk


Theatres Trust Charitable Fund Theatre Reopening Fund

  • Apply any time during 2020 however potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their project/work before applying.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 for additional costs of reopening theatres supporting building improvement/purchasing equipment so that theatres are able to re-open viably and safely.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: In response to the Coronavirus pandemic will support theatres to make Covid-19-related adaptions to prepare for re-opening.
  • Additional information: Applicants must own or manage their theatre and, if lease in place, there has to be more than five years remaining on it.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7836 8591. Email: advice@theatrestrust.org.uk Website: www.theatrestrust.org.uk/how-we-help/grants-funding/theatre-reopening-fund


Versus Arthritis Inspiring Active Communities

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £1,000-£10,000 for work with people who have long-term health conditions and Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)/lower socio-economic groups supporting/encouraging them to participate in local sport/physical activity projects.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects reducing the negative impact of the Coronavirus pandemic/widening inequalities in sport and physical activity increasing availability of exercise opportunities in local communities; support organisations facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Additional information: Fund launched in partnership with Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund.
  • Contact details: Aanchal Clare (Trusts Officer) or Ashleigh Ahlquist (Physical Activity Manager), telephone 0300 790 0400. Email: PhysicalActivityVA@versusarthritis.org Website: www.versusarthritis.org/news/2020/october/inspiring-active-communities-in-england-how-to-apply-for-funding


Voice4Change England COVID-19 Grants Programme

  • 2nd round apply by 4th December 2020.
  • Size of grant available: COVID-19 Partnership Fund £5,000-£10,000 for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community organisations delivering COVID-19 services helping tackle the disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on these communities.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations whose funding has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic; mental health/well-being services to people impacted by COVID-19; sports activities/well-being initiatives to tackle BAME inequalities addressing the impact of COVID-19.
  • Additional information: Priority for small BAME community organisations with annual income below £200,000 needing emergency funding to deal with emerging issues as a result of the continuing threat of the Coronavirus pandemic addressing loneliness/isolation.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7485 4789. Email: enquiries@voice4change-england.co.uk Website: https://voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme


Volant Charitable Trust Covid-19 Response Fund

  • Apply by 31st December 2020 or 1st January-31st July 2021 for decisions by April/October 2021.
  • Size of grant available: Any amount for project, running or core costs including the purchase of medical equipment or PPE in connection with the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects demonstrating a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation/helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Website: www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19


Waitrose & Partners Community Support Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £1M fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities by teams in each shop working together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support people in need who are self-isolating, vulnerable, elderly and those looking after these people in local communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0800 188 884. Email: community.matters@waitrose.co.uk Website: https://waitrose.pressarea.co


West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Community Initiatives Fund

  • 3rd tranche now closed; 4th tranche apply 4th-15th January 2021 (Scrutiny Panel meeting week commencing 25th January).
  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support grassroot organisations helping vulnerable/socially isolated individuals/communities recover from the Coronavirus pandemic providing diversionary activities focused on mental health re-establishing confidence amongst people emerging from lockdown.
  • Additional information: Newly extended fund (until 31st March 2021) targeted at 19 Impact areas (Brierley Hill/Dudley Central locally) disproportionately affected/harmed by the pandemic where there are greater levels of economic, social and health inequalities and deprivation.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0121 626 6060. Email: Dy_partnerships_team@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk Website: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/community-initiatives-fund

Share this story

This story was shared by

Dudley CVS logo

Dudley CVS

We do great stuff in Dudley!
Find out more about Dudley CVS

Join our mailing list

Newsletter sign up

I consent to receiving a monthly email newsletter from Dudley CVS and occasional special emails* containing news, information, opportunities, events and activities.

*Occasional emails will be very infrequent and will typically be to let you know about short notice funding opportunities and events.

Cancel Join now

A member of

Dudley

A community brought to you by Dudley CVS