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 6 July.

Edge Foundation Post Covid-19 Revival Fund.

  • Apply by 9th July 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £10,000-£50,000 (total funding available £250,000).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations addressing the educational challenges arising from the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic through developing medium/long term projects and initiatives to revive education.
  • Additional information: Projects must support at least one of Edge’s three strategic priorities and at least four issues/challenges arising from the aftermath of Covid-19.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7960 1540. E-mail: enquiry@edge.co.uk Website: www.edge.co.uk/projects/covid-revival-fund


Heart of England Community Foundation: Wesleyan Small Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: up to £2,000 which must be spent within a year.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: to support projects addressing the needs of the community in the West Midlands and Warwickshire during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Grants will be considered from charities, constituted voluntary and community groups that focus on supporting communities by issues caused that are intrinsically linked with the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Additional information: No more than 10% of the project costs can be assigned to operational/core costs. Your application value must be no more than 10% of the organisation’s annual income. Your organisation’s income level must less than £250,000, as shown in your most recentannual accounts.
  • Application form and contact details are available on the Foundation's website.


Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

  • Remaining 2020 grant rounds 3rd: apply 1st-31st July (£1,000 grants) and 4th: apply 1st-30th September (£5,000 grants).
  • Size of grant available: £1,000 or £5,000 depending on funding round and annual income levels.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects that focus on the many complex issues that have arisen from the Coronavirus pandemic addressing specific needs of people aged over 60 with priority for work within BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities with annual operating income/expenditure £100,000-£1M can apply for £1,000 grants and those with annual operating income/expenditure above £1M can apply for £5,000 grants.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0151 236 6666. Email: admin@austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk Website: http://austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/what-we-fund


Radcliffe Trust

  • Apply by 31st January/July each year for meetings in June and December however in 2020, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, new revised deadline 14th September.
  • 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


Eveson Charitable Trust

  • Apply any time, trustees meet four times a year (next meeting in October 2020, application deadline 7th August).
  • 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. E-mail: grants@eveson.org.uk Website: www.eveson.org.uk/what-we-fund


National Lottery Heritage Fund: Heritage Emergency Fund

  • Apply any time up to 31st July 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £3,000-£50,000 (£50M fund) providing short-term funding for the next four months.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Will prioritise applications from organisations that have limited/no access to other sources of support, where heritage is most at risk and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Contact details: Telephone 0121 393 4734. Email: midlandsandeast@heritagefund.org.uk Website: www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund/3-50k


Active Black Country Tackling Inequalities Fund

  • Apply any time, all projects must be completed by October 2020.
  • Size of grant available: Local Fund supporting organisations experiencing short term financial hardship/are negatively impacted by Covid-19 providing grants £500-£3,000 for ongoing maintenance and utility costs.
  • 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 October 2020.
  • Size of grant available: Themed Fund £20,000 available for each of the three development theme areas (see below).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Focus on the development areas active and sustainable travel (walking/cycling), domestic violence/supporting vulnerable women, men and/or children and mental health in deprived communities where inequalities and long term/deep-rooted issues are evident. 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


Heart of England Community Foundation: Wesleyan Large Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £2,000-£10,000 which must be spent within a year.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: to support projects addressing the needs of the community in the WestMidlands and Warwickshire during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Grants will be considered fromcharities, constituted voluntary and community groups that focus on supporting communities byissues caused that are intrinsically linked with the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Additional information: applicant organisations must have been operating for at least 2 years. No more than 10% of the project costs can be assigned to operational/core costs. Your application value must be no more than 20% of the organisation’s annual income. Your organisation’s income level must less than £500,000, as shown in your most recentannual accounts.
  • Application form and contact details are available on the Foundation's website.


Ecclesiastical Insurance Group 2020 Movement for Good awards

  • Phase two application window 15 June-24 July 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £1M fund operating via two phases providing 500 awards of £1,000 each in phase one (now closed) and 10 awards of £50,000 in phase two to address the Coronavirus pandemic in the most effective way.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects that change people’s lives for the better helping to make a real difference in communities benefitting society by championing innovation so that organisations can propel their plans forward and turn creative ideas into practical solutions.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities with annual income below £5M addressing the advancement of education/skills, citizenship or community development and arts, culture or heritage can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0151 318 0969. Email: movementforgood@ecclesiastical.com Website: www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good

Social Investment Business Foundation Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

  • Apply any time.

  • Size of loan available: £100,000-£1.5M for 1-3 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, Charity Bank 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



Groundwork/Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities 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 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



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

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Coronavirus Community Support Fund £10,000-£100,000 for up to six months supporting organisations at the heart of their local community so that they can continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations working together with a shared set of goals providing activities and support to people and communities affected by the Coronavirus pandemic; support organisations that are struggling financially due to the impact of COVID-19.
  • Additional information: Only partnerships (new or existing) led by a voluntary/community sector organisation, helping communities to 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/covid-19-funding-over-10k-for-partnerships


Independent Age

  • Remaining 2020 application periods are 3rd round 27 July-21 August; 4 round 24 August-18 September for decisions 24 September and early November 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £5,000-£15,000 for up to six months through a £2M fund providing £500,000 per funding round (anticipate making 200 grants over all four rounds).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic living in particularly complex and challenging situations managing additional difficulties in their lives or who are very isolated and most at risk.
  • Additional information: Only small registered charities with annual income below £1M can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7605 4200. Email: grantsfund@independentage.org Website: www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund


Sport England Active Together

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £1M fund providing grants up to £10,000 to combat the impact of Covid-19 on sports clubs/community activity through match funding of up to 50% towards initial crowdfunding target once 25% of funds raised.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support sports clubs/voluntary groups 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/news/%C2%A31-million-crowdfunding-support-clubs-and-organisation


National Lottery Community Fund: Coronavirus Community Support Fund (COVID-19 funding under £10,000)

  • Apply any time.

  • Size of grant available: £300-£10,000 for up to 6 months supporting organisations so that they can continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.

  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Activities supporting people/communities affected by COVID-19; help organisations overcome acute financial difficulties due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Additional information: Only small/medium sized organisations can apply.

  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: general.enquiries@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/covid-19-funding-under-10k

National Lottery Community Fund: Coronavirus Community Support Fund (COVID-19 funding over £10,000)

  • Apply any time.

  • Size of grant available: £10,000-£100,000 for up to 6 months supporting organisations at the heart of their local community so that they can continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.

  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Activities supporting people/communities affected by COVID-19; help organisations overcome acute financial difficulties due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Contact details: Telephone 028 9568 0143. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/covid-19-funding-over-10k


National Lottery Heritage Fund: Heritage Emergency Fund

  • Apply any time up to 31st July 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £50,000-£250,000 (£50M fund) providing short-term funding for the next four months.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Will prioritise applications from organisations that have limited/no access to other sources of support, where heritage is most at risk and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Contact details: Telephone 0121 393 4734. Email: midlandsandeast@heritagefund.org.uk Website: www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund/50-250k


ASDA Foundation: Covid-19 Healthy Holidays Grant

  • Apply any time via local ASDA store's Community Champion based at Superstores only (applications not accepted direct from community groups).
  • Size of grant available: Up to £500 supporting local grass roots organisations that transform communities/improve lives of people living near ASDA outlets.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: During lockdown support deprived children/their families living close to ASDA stores struggling for regular meals during school holidays. Post lockdown support groups providing nutrition for children during school holidays.
  • Additional information: See https://storelocator.asda.com to identify local store/Community Champion.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0113 243 5435. Email: asdafoundation@asda.co.uk Website: www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply


Heart of England Community Foundation: Doing Things Differently

  • Apply any time providing a timeframe of activities and a detailed budget for up to 6 months.
  • Size of grant available: £3,000-£20,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Enable organisations that are deeply rooted in their community to change the way they deliver their work so they continue to meet the developing needs of their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Only organisations with annual income below £500,000 can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 024 7688 4434. Email: info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk Website: www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/doing-things-differently


Cadent Foundation: COVID-19 related grant

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £100-£5,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations delivering to the most vulnerable in society who are suffering because of the Coronavirus pandemic alleviating their suffering and hardship providing for better and healthier communities.
  • Additional information: Only organisations that have been in operation for a minimum of two years can apply.
  • Email: enquiries@cadentfoundation.com Website: https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation#grants


Baring Foundation: Strengthening Civil Society



Childs Charitable Trust: Emergency Fund

  • Apply any time, trustees will 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


Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: No set amount however will support registered charities struggling to survive a funding crisis as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work that benefits disadvantaged people/promotes advancement of the arts and education by improving lives through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre for vulnerable young and elderly people.
  • Email: applications@ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org Website: https://ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org


Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP): COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant



Steel Charitable Trust

  • Apply by 31st July 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £2,500-£25,000 (approximately one in eight applications are successful).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Will support Registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) delivering arts/heritage, educational, environmental, health or social/economic disadvantage projects/activities.
  • Additional information: In addition to usual offer of grants will now provide emergency funding for COVID-19 related projects during the current quarter May-July 2020.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01582 240601. Email: info@steelcharitabletrust.org.uk Website: https://steelcharitabletrust.org.uk/2019/01/31/deadline


West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner: Community Initiatives Fund

  • Apply by 1st June 2020 (first tranche) for Scrutiny Panel review week commencing 8th June. Second tranche submit applications 1st July-3rd August 2020 for Scrutiny Panel review week commencing 10th August.
  • Size of grant available: £200,000 fund providing grants up to £5,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations helping people having to self-isolate under COVID-19 restrictions to overcome the social effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Once application completed forward to the Partnership Inspector/Team by e-mail (see below). Contact details: Telephone 0121 626 5534. Email: Dy_partnerships_team@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk Website: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/community-initiatives-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


National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

  • Apply any time, panel will meet weekly and decisions will be made within 2/3 weeks from submission of application.
  • Size of grant available: This part of the £5M Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund managed by MIND provides grants up to £1,000 for user-led organisations (ULOs)/small community groups.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support community action, peer support, mutual aid and other activities that will make a direct difference to the lives of people living with mental ill-health, trauma and distress during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Only members of NSUN can apply (membership is free for ULOs/community groups). Contact details: Telephone 020 7820 8982. Email: covidfund@nsun.org.uk Website: www.nsun.org.uk/nsun-covid-19-fund


Edward Gostling Foundation: Small Grants

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £10,000 for core costs during Coronavirus pandemic (only available to organisations with annual income below £5M).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support small/medium sized registered charities making a significant impact in their communities and are working with people in need living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness to enhance their quality of life.
  • Additional information: All applications must have a significant impact across one or more of their four life themes:
1) Health/wellbeing providing access to community facilities to maintain, improve and advance health and welfare.

2) Independent living at home.

3) Respite enabling carers to take a break.

4) Transition supporting educational/personal development programmes into employment/long-term volunteering leading to independence, affordable housing and/or supported living.



Aviva Community Fund: Apply by 28th July 2020

  • Size of grant available: £250,000 available every three months to be split equally among Aviva employees for donations up to £50,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: As well as their usual focus in the current round they will cover the core running costs of organisations to adapt or continue their vital services throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Additional information: This programme, in partnership with Crowdfunder, enables registered charities/community interest companies with annual income below £1M to build their capabilities and drive sustainable fundraising.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0151 284 1018. Email: avivacommunityfund@charitiestrust.org Website: www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/start-crowdfunding#criteria


National Lottery Community Fund: Reaching Communities England

  • Apply any time with priority over the next six months for projects addressing Coronavirus 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 6 months reviewing the programme in July 2020.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: During the Coronavirus pandemic priority will be given to applications that are COVID-19 related supporting people who are at high risk and communities most likely to face increased demand/challenges as well as organisations struggling financially.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0345 4 10 20 30. Email: Midlandsteam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk Website: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england


National Lottery Community Fund: Awards for All England



Morrisons Foundation: COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

  • Apply any time (applications will be reviewed/considered weekly).
  • Size of grant available: £500,000 fund providing grants up to £10,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support the care of homeless peoples during the Coronavirus pandemic ensuring help gets to those who need it the most through outreach/support for rough sleepers, provision of essentials, delivery of services in hostels/shelters and information and advice.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities working directly with homeless people can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0845 611 4449. Email: foundation.enquiries@morrisonsplc.co.uk Website: www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19


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


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


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


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


Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

  • 1st round now closed with a provisional 2nd round stage one application period 5th October-12th November 2020 with grants provided in February 2021.
  • Size of grant available: Unrestricted one-off grants up to £5,000.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Improve life chances for disadvantaged children (aged 0-3) through early intervention/preventative work.
  • Additional information: Only small/medium-sized registered charities with annual income below £750,000 that can demonstrate the likelihood of increased demand for their services and/or can demonstrate a loss of anticipated income attributable to the current Coronavirus pandemic can apply.
  • Contact details: Jane Young (Director), telephone 01707 259259 Email: Jane.Young@sylvia-adams.org.uk Website: http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund


Neighbourly Limited: Neighbourly Community Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Covid-19 Community Fund micro-grants up to £400.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support Neighbourly causes helping communities most affected by the Coronavirus working with people who are suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of Covid-19.
  • Additional information: Only existing Neighbourly charities/community groups can apply. Contact details: Telephone 0117 422 0866 Email: hello@neighbourly.com Website: www.neighbourly.com/NeighbourlyCommunityFund


Sport England: Community Emergency Fund

  • Application period 1st March-31st July 2020 (fund temporarily paused).
  • Size of grant available: £300-£10,000 (£20M fund).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Prioritising work in disadvantaged areas with women/girls, disabled and elderly people, lower socio-economic groups, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME), LGBT+ and people with long term health conditions.
  • Additional information: Will only support community sport/physical activity organisations experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to Coronavirus.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0345 8508 508. Email: coronavirus@sportengland.org Website: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund


John Lewis Partnership / Waitrose Community Support Fund



Heart of England Community Foundation Coronavirus Resilience Fund

  • Grants of up to £3,000 for constituted nonprofits who are providing support in the community during the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Heart of England Community Foundation has so far raised £80,000 toward this fund over the last few days. If you are in a position to donate to this fund so that more nonprofits can be supported, please visit the link too! www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/available-grants


MIND: Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund

  • Apply any time from 20th April 2020 via Flexigrant (MIND’S Application Portal) a fast track process where applications will be assessed every two weeks and applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of applying.
  • Size of grant available: £5M fund providing large grants (£5,000-£50,000) and small grants (£5,000-£20,000) for service delivery projects lasting up to 12 months.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Supports registered charities an community interest companies (CICs) to scale up/adapt existing activities or introduce new services that meet specific needs of users due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: As part of this funding programme the National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be administering a fund to support user-led/smaller community organisations from 20th April 2020, see website www.nsun.org.uk for details.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 8519 2122. Email: networkinvestment@mind.org.uk Website: www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/coronavirus-mental-health-response-fund. The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has offered to support any organisations considering making an application for this funding and is happy to work in partnership with them by reviewing project ideas and writing or proofreading applications. If interested in accessing this support contact Mary Robinson (Associate Director Transformation and Planning) by email mary.robinson11@nhs.net


Funds for the benefit of individuals which charities can signpost to:

Friends of the Elderly Grants For Older People

  • Re-opening 1st July 2020.
  • Size of grant available: 2018/19 average grant £266.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support vulnerable older people in need living on low incomes prioritising requests for essential items.
  • Additional information: Applications can only be made through a referring agent such as local health/social care teams, Citizens Advice or charities and community groups.
  • Contact details: Telephone 0330 332 1110. Email: enquiries@fote.org.uk Website: www.fote.org.uk/our-charity-work/grants-2


League of the Helping Hand COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Grant

  • Apply any time via a sponsor from a professional agency such as social services, health service, housing association, tenancy support agency, Citizens Advice or a registered charity.

  • Size of grant available: £50-£100 towards food/daily living expenses.

  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support families in extreme financial hardship affected by illness, physical/learning disability or diagnosed mental health problem and carers of a disabled or ill person.

  • Contact details: Telephone 01444 236099. Email: secretary@lhh.org.uk Website: https://lhh.org.uk/apply-for-assistance

Happy Days Children's Charity: Happy Days Healing Days

  • Apply any time.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Provide financial support to families of children with special educational needs and disabilities impacted by or have suffered from the Coronavirus pandemic experiencing bereavement affecting their mental health and also families affected financially through unemployment etc.
  • Additional information: Only parents/guardians needing support can apply.
  • Contact details: Ryan or Rob, telephone 01462 530710. Email: enquiries@happydayscharity.org Website: www.happydayscharity.org/healingdays


Family Fund: BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Will consider any grant request for items that meet a child/young person's most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide hot meals or other items/services critical to their wellbeing.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support vulnerable children/young people aged up to 18 facing exceptionally difficult circumstances or are in crisis (living in severe poverty/affected by social issues) and their families who are also experiencing a crisis/emergency or poverty/destitution.
  • Additional information: Applications must be completed by a registered referrer such as a social worker, teacher, GP, nurse or housing/tenancy support worker who supports the family/child/young person and is capable of assessing their needs.
  • Contact details: Unable to take phone calls during the Coronavirus pandemic so contact by email only emergencyessentials@familyfundservices.co.uk Website: www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials


Buttle UK: Chances for Children

  • Applications can only be submitted by support workers and can be made at any time.
  • Size of grant available: Provide funding to maintain educational activity/stimulus and to establish and/or maintain internet access and electronic communications within the home environment as well as the purchase of essential household items.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Improve social/emotional wellbeing of children/young people so that they can engage in education/learning tailoring the programme to meet current/changing needs during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Contact details: Beth McIvor (Grants Development Officer), telephone 028 8774 6778. Email: bethm@buttleuk.org Website: www.buttleuk.org/news/buttle-uks-covid-19-response


Care Workers' Charity: COVID-19 Emergency Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £250 for care workers unable to work for one week and up to £500 for those unable to work for two weeks as well as funeral costs of a next of kin (partner, parent, sibling, child or another person on a case-by-case basis).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Provide emergency funding for currently employed care workers who must take time off work due to COVID-19 for either illness/self-isolation or who require support with funeral costs.
  • Additional information: Only applicants working in the provision of adult, elderly or disability care in residential social care, domiciliary and home care or supported living care can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 8037 0925. Email: info@thecareworkerscharity.org.uk Website: www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund


National Benevolent Charity: Emergency Coronavirus Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £300 per household to buy food.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support people who have lost their jobs/are on reduced hours, are suffering hardship and have had their income substantially reduced due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Priority will be given to those who have dependents and disabled/elderly people.
  • Contact details: Telephone 01666 505500. Email: office@thenbc.org.uk Website: https://natben.org.uk/emergency-coronavirus-fund


Young Women’s Trust: Emergency Fund



Hope for the Young Limited: COVID-19 Emergency Fund 2020

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £250.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support health/well-being of most at-risk and socially isolated young asylum seekers and refugees aged up to 30 by relieving their loneliness/destitution and poverty/financial hardship during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Applications can only be accepted from a referrer submitting proof of immigration status such as a Home Office document or solicitor's letter.
  • Contact details: Pamela (Grants and Advocacy Coordinator), telephone 07448 155126. Email: pamela@hopefortheyoung.org.uk Website: https://hopefortheyoung.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund


Other updates:

On LinkedIn, Ian McClintock has published a list of Coronavirus funders, which is regularly updated: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coronavirus-charity-funding-announcements-ian-mclintock/

Children in Need have paused their current grants programmes: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund have paused their current grants programmes: https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

Find more resources to help not-for-profits here Covid-19: Help for not-for-profits.

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