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 11th September.

ALL NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES THIS MONTH INDICATED BY DATE OF ENTRY IN BRACKETS

Access to Justice Foundation Community Justice Fund

  • Applications are invited in two waves, can be made at any time and will be assessed weekly in Wave one until 18th September 2020 (Wave two will be launched in the autumn).
  • Size of grant available: Most grants £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 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 October 2020.
  • 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 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.
  • 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/hopebeyondwww.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



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


Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

  • Remaining 2020 grant round 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


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


Baring Foundation Strengthening Civil Society Programme

  • Remaining 2020 deadline 17th November for decision by 18th December.
  • Size of grant available: Support legal action related to Covid-19 (empowering, persuading and challenging) providing grants up to £40,000 for one year.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support effective use of the law and human rights-based approaches by using legal action to address the disproportionate impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on vulnerable individuals and communities who already experience discrimination and disadvantage.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities with annual income below £5M can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7767 1348. Email: baring.foundation@ing.com Website: https://baringfoundation.org.uk/news-story/strengthening-civil-society-programme-new-funding-to-support-civil-society-through-the-pandemic


Barrow Cadbury Trust COVID-19 Support Fund

  • Apply any time, decisions will be made by mid-October.
  • Size of grant available: £5M fund providing grants up to £50,000 (must be spent within six months) relieving hardship caused by the Coronavirus pandemic among refugees and migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations providing services for refugees and migrants in need as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic; help organisations overcome acute financial difficulties experienced due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Additional information: Only organisations in the specialist migration sector with annual income £10,000-£3M providing services and support targeted at refugees and migrants can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7632 9060. Email: general@barrowcadbury.org.uk Website: www.barrowcadbury.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes/covid-19-support-fund


Birmingham Disability Resource Centre Disabled Peoples Organisations Covid-19 Emergency Fund (9th September)

  • Apply 7th September-5th October 2020 with grants to be awarded by 31st October. Two webinars scheduled for 22nd September (11am–1pm) and 28th September (2-4pm) 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £1.5M fund providing grants £1,000-£25,000 for grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) to respond to Covid-19 needs of disabled people during eight months funding period 1st November 2020-30th June 2021 (£174,000 has been allocated to the Midlands region).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Following Coronavirus pandemic looking for Covid-19 related work addressing independent living, isolation and income helping local disabled people access benefits/entitlements and manage their debt issues.
  • Additional information: Only DPO's with minimum 51% of governing body/management committee made up of disabled people set up to support disabled people/advance their equality and inclusion can apply.
  • Contact details: Neha Parmar, telephone 07584 677048 or Steve Moralee. Email: nparmar@disability.co.uk or smoralee@disability.co.uk Website: www.disabilityaction.org/dpo-covid-19-emergency-fund


Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology Catalyst/National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response Development Programme

  • Apply 19th August-20th September for decision 1st-2nd October 2020.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £60,000 (for funding/support from a digital agency/expert) for organisations that have been through the Discovery Programme (grant to be spent by the end of March 2021).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations whose work has been affected by COVID-19 and who need emergency funding to continue to deliver essential services developing digital, data and design capabilities allowing them to address urgent issues for vulnerable people.
  • Additional information: Applicants must work with one of the following vulnerable groups: older/disabled people; individuals in crisis or in medical/end of life care; disadvantaged families; people experiencing health inequalities, poor mental health or loneliness/social isolation; children/young people to achieve their potential.
  • Contact details: Telephone 07865 083463. Email: support@wearecast.org.uk Website: www.thecatalyst.org.uk/covid-digital-fund


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


Comic Relief Change Makers

  • Submit Expression of Interest by 25th September 2020 with stage two deadline 15th January 2021 for projects that start May 2021.
  • Size of grant available: £150,000-£600,000 for 3-5 years supporting organisations making a significant contribution by forging new ways of working following the Coronavirus pandemic helping communities move forward through cross-sector collaboration addressing social change themes.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health and early childhood development with 20% of funding ring-fenced for BAME communities.
  • Additional information: Either small/medium-sized user-led organisations focusing on equalities with annual income above £75,000 or medium-sized organisations with annual income £250,000-£10M can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7820 2170. Email: fundinginfo@comicrelief.com Website: www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/change-makers


Commonwealth Foundation COVID-19 special grants

  • Apply 1st-18th September 2020 for assessment in October and November with decisions by the end of January 2021 for projects starting January/February 2021.
  • Size of grant available: £10,000–£30,000 up to 12-months relating to one or more focus areas addressing aspects of the COVID-19 situation and the responses to them.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support Commonwealth civil society organisations to deliver national innovative initiatives and project ideas and approaches that strengthen their ability to engage constructively with governments in response to the Coronavirus pandemic in order to recover and rebuild.
  • Additional information: Eligible civil society organisations registered in a Commonwealth Member State can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7930 3783. Email: cfgrants@commonwealth.int Website: https://commonwealthfoundation.com/grants


Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations LGBT+ Futures National Emergencies Trust Fund (1st September)

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: Main grants £5,001-£15,000 and Small grants up to £5,000 (must be fully spent by 31st May 2021) from a £350,000 funding pot available to Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) non-profit groups, organisations and projects.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support work that addresses the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic; support/strengthen LGBT+ organisations affected by Covid-19.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7064 6500. Email: grants@consortium.lgbt Website: www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund


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 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 Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

  • Apply any time until 18th September 2020 (last day applications will be accepted to this fund).
  • Size of grant available: Single payment short-term award of £500.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations working with vulnerable people where services have been disrupted and new ones are required to meet increased demand.
  • Contact details: Kerry Lowe (local Community Champion) telephone 0121 237 5780. Email: tescocv@groundwork.org.uk Website: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund


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 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 to be spent by 31st March 2021.
  • 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


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 COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

  • 2nd round apply by 14th September 2020 for decision mid-October.
  • Size of grant available: £4.82M emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations affected by the Coronavirus pandemic providing grants £10,000-£100,000 to be spent within six months of receipt or by 19th April 2021 at the latest.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support homelessness organisations that have needed to expand or adapt their services due to the Coronavirus pandemic working safely and effectively with people experiencing homelessness.
  • Additional information: Only small/medium sized registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) and Community Interest Companies (CICs) working to end homelessness/rough sleeping with annual turnover below £5M can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7840 4430. Email: fund@homelesslink.org.uk Website: www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2020/jul/13/covid-19-homelessness-response-fund-launches-second-round-of-funding


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


Kings Fund 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards

  • Apply by 21st September 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £3,000-£40,000, one overall winner will receive £40,000 and up to nine other winners will each receive £30,000 plus all ten will receive free training and development valued at £9,500, publicity and national recognition. Up to ten runners up will receive awards of £3,000 each.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support charities facing significant challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic whilst continuing to provide vital services to keep people healthy and connected working towards improving health and wellbeing in communities.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities that are at least three years old and working in a health related field with annual income £80,000-£2.5M can apply.
  • Contact details: Mandy McKinnon (IMPACT Awards Manager), telephone 020 7307 2400. Email: a.mckinnon@kingsfund.org.uk or gskenquiries@kingsfund.org.uk Website: www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/gsk-impact-awards


Mercers Charitable Foundation Older People and Housing grants 2020/21



METRO Centre Ltd LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund

  • Apply by 22nd September (micro/small grants) or by 30th September 2020 (medium/large grants).
  • Size of grant available: £500-£15,000 (to be spent by July 2021) with award levels up to £500 or £1,000 (micro), up to £5,000 (small), up to £10,000 (medium) and up to £15,000 (large) for LGBTQ+ communities affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support grassroots community-led LGBTQ+ organisations with annual turnover below £100,000 working with diverse LGBTQ+ communities addressing inequalities/empowering those with specialist expertise to support grassroot local projects.
  • Additional information: £585,000 fund raised by Comic Relief from ‘The Big Night In’ campaign delivered by the METRO Charity in partnership with NAZ, Equality Network, The Rainbow Project, Umbrella Cymru, Yorkshire MESMAC and Birmingham LGBT.
  • Contact details: Niazy Hazeldine (LGBTQ+ Fund Manager), telephone 020 8305 5000. Email: niazy.hazeldine@metrocharity.org.uk Website: https://metrocharity.org.uk/LGBTQfundapply


MSE Charity Building & Developing Resilience

  • Apply 1st-25th September 2020 for Grant Advisory Panel meeting 9th November and decision by 24th November.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £7,500 (maximum 40 applications will be considered in this round).
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support projects focused on building financial capability skills for people who need this the most helping them recover from the results of the Coronavirus pandemic equipping them to move forward in their lives.
  • Additional information: Only small/medium sized organisations with income below £500,000 a year can apply.
  • Contact details: Email: info@msecharity.com Website: www.msecharity.com/how-to-apply/application-guidance


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


National Lottery Community Fund Social Enterprise Support Fund

  • Apply 3rd round 10th-17th September 2020.
  • Size of grant available: £18.7M fund for social enterprises supporting people who are at high risk/most likely to face increased demands and challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic providing grants £10,000-£300,000 that must be spent within six months.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support people who are elderly, disabled, in crisis, in medical/end of life care, lonely/socially isolated, have poor mental health as well as disadvantaged families, BAME or other communities experiencing health inequalities and children/young people to achieve their potential.
  • Additional information: Only registered charities/social enterprises that were financially stable before the Coronavirus pandemic with annual income £20,000-£1.8M can apply.
  • Contact details: Email: help@sesupportfund.org.uk Website: https://socialenterprisesupportfund.org.uk


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

  • 3rd round deadline 16th October with notification by 23rd October and payment by 30th October 2020.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 (average expected grant around £2,500).
  • 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 whose primary focus is equine rescue and rehoming can apply.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 8580 8013. Email: info@petplancharitabletrust.org.uk Website: https://petplancharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19-equine-emergency-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


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


Severn Trent Water Recovery Fund

  • Apply any time.
  • Size of grant available: £500,000 fund to help organisations recover from the Coronavirus pandemic as communities move towards normality.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Improve community wellbeing helping people lead a happy/healthy life and gain new skills; support organisations that provide space for communities to use; support projects that help look after the natural environment giving people better access to it.
  • Additional information: Applicants must be located in the Severn Trent region and priority will be given to organisations with low levels of income and are unable to obtain funding from other sources.
  • Contact details: Jade Gough (Community Fund Officer), telephone 07703 718140. Email: Jade.Gough@severntrent.co.uk Website: www.stwater.co.uk/get-in-touch/recovery-fund


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


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 groups 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


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 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


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


True Colours Trust Small Grants UK – Covid-19 Support

  • Apply by 21st September 2020 for decision in October.
  • Size of grant available: Up to £5,000 to help organisations adapt and continue to deliver their vital services during the Coronavirus pandemic so that they can continue/resume supporting families safely.
  • Aims and outcomes of funder: Support organisations providing activities for disabled children/those with life limiting conditions and their families.
  • Additional information: Only small registered charities with annual income below £1M can apply and priority will be given to those whose income is under £350,000 per annum operating in areas of high deprivation or experiencing a second lockdown supporting a high proportion of children/families from BAME communities.
  • Contact details: Telephone 020 7410 0330. Email: truecolours@sfct.org.uk Website: www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/small-grants-uk-orig/small-grants-uk


Volant Charitable Trust Covid-19 Response Fund

  • Apply any time up to 31st December 2020 for decision by April 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.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/12169


West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Community Initiatives Fund (8th September)

  • 3rd tranche apply 7th-25th September 2020 (Scrutiny Panel meeting week commencing 5th October). 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 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: Partnership Inspector/Team, telephone 0121 626 6060. Email: Dy_partnerships_team@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk Website: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/community-initiatives-fund

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