- Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond Programme
Grants of up to £50,000 are available for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
- Alpkit Foundation
Grants of up to £500 available to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
- Armed Forces Covenant Fund - Forces for Change Programme
Supports local Armed Forces communities as they address the needs that have arisen as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £20,000 for project lasting up to a year. Closing date for applications 30th November 2020.
- Arts Council - Covid19 Support
The Arts Council is making £160 million of emergency funding available to artists and organisations working in the arts and cultural sector during the pandemic.
- Barclays Covid19 Community Aid Package
Barclays has launched a COVID-19 Community Aid Package of £100 million to charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.
- Big Society Capital - Coronavirus Response Fund
£100 million programme of loans and investment to help get much-needed emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Blaby District Council - Coronavirus Recovery - Special Grant Round
Grants of up to £1,000 available to community organisations in Blaby to manage the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Charity Excellence - Covid19 Funding Information
A comprehensive list of grants, funding and associated information for the VCSE sector, related to the Covid19 crisis.
- Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Fund
Grants of up to £4,000 are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to provide emergency relief in their communities during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and also recover from the impact that the crisis has had on their services.
- CoOp Community Dividend Fund
The Fund has been adapted to provide immediate financial support for local good causes, community groups and charities who are responding to some of the most worrying impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants from between £100 and £5,000 are available.
- Crisis - 'In This Together' Grants Programme - Small Grants
Crisis wants to support charitable organisations who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources as a result of Covid-19 and have established an emergency grant fund for organisations supporting people who are experiencing rough sleeping and homelessness.
- Crisis - 'In This Together' Grants Programme - Large Grants
Crisis are making grants of up to £50,000 for more structural and long term needs, including potential expansion or change in service delivery, for organisations supporting people who are experiencing rough sleeping and homelessness.
- Hastings Direct - Covid 19 Community Grant Scheme
The grant is for local charities within a 20 mile radius of Conquest House (Hastings’ head office) or St George’s Way (Leicester office).
- Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council - Community Volunteers Fund Covid-19 Recovery 2020
Volunteers are invited to put forward applications which develop and sustain community activities centred on Covid-19 recovery, with outcomes such as health and well-being/positive mental health along with having a positive impact to our locality. Grants of £250 are available.
- Homeless Link - Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund
Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter. Closing dates 4th November and 2nd December 2020.
- John Lewis - Community Support Fund
A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities.
- Leicester Covid-Safe Communities Fund
Grant of up to £5,000 available for activities enabling Leicester’s VCS and faith-based groups and organisations to exit lockdown and make their services sustainable in a Covid-safe manner. Deadline for the first round of applications was Weds 2nd Sept 2020. Awaiting further updates.
- Leicester Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation - The Coronavirus Support Fund
Grants between £500 and £5,000 are available to support constituted charitable and community organisations who are providing direct services for vulnerable groups during the pandemic.
- Leicestershire County Council - Communities Fund (now closed)
Leicestershire County Council established a £1.5 million fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic. You can see details of the projects which were awarded funding via this link.
- Leicestershire Live - 'There With You' Fund
Leicestershire Live have established the 'There With You' Fund which issues emergency grants of up to £300 in goods to Leicestershire residents in a position of exceptional hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will be administered by Charity Link. (Please note the online application form is branded Northamptonshire County Council).
- LGBT+ Futures Fund (currently paused)
The fund will support ongoing work, core costs and additional work which strengthens the position of LGBT+ organisations and their ability to respond to community needs arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £15,000 are available. No deadlines for applications.
- Lloyds Bank Foundation - COVID Recovery Fund
£7.4 million COVID funding aimed at supporting charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis. Charities can apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 from Monday 3 August at 10am.
- Mind - Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund - Temporarily Paused
Grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months, for VCS organisations based in England to continue to provide mental health services, or to provide additional support during the pandemic.
- Morrisons Foundation - COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund
Grants of up to £10,000 are available for charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak.
- National Emergencies Trust - Coronavirus Appeal
The National Emergencies Trust (NET), has launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations, that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible. Please only contact NET to donate.
- National Lottery - Awards for All
A quick way to apply to the Lottery for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. All funding decisions for the next six months will prioritise applications that address the COVID-19 crisis.
- National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery have decided to prioritise all funding decisions over the next six months to groups best placed to support their communities during the pandemic, focusing initially on existing grant-holders and applicants.
- National Lottery - Reaching Communities
This programme now focuses on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme will award funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 for up to six months of expenditure, but will consider larger awards or longer timeframes by exception.
- Neighbourly Community Fund (currently closed)
Neighbourly launched a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Applications are currently only accepted from existing Neighbourly charities and community groups.
- Power To Change- Emergency Support Fund
Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching up to £12 million of emergency support to provide both immediate and medium-term help for community businesses facing a loss of trading income during the coronavirus crisis.
£7 million in rescue funding for community businesses.
£5 million in recovery funding, to be made available later this year.
- Rosa's Covid - 19 Response Fund (small grants) - currently closed
The fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for specialist women’s organisations across the UK. It is particularly interested in organisations which support; marginalised populations, BME women, LGBTQ+ women and girls, women and girls with disabilities, older women, homeless women, survivors of gender violence, women in prison and ex-offenders.
- School for Social Entrepeneurs - Community Business Trade Up Programme
A business development learning programme and match trading grant are available to support locally rooted community businesses in England to become stronger and more sustainable. Priority will be given to applications from those hit hardest by coronavirus/COVID-19. Apply by 2nd December 2020
- Smallwood Trust - Women's Sector Resilience Fund
Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to safeguard vital frontline jobs and support services of women’s organisations in England that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Sport England Return to Play - Community Asset Fund
Capital grants to help local sports clubs and community groups adapt and open important places and spaces so that sport and physical activity can happen during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 are available.
- Sport England Return to Play - Small Grants
This fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000,to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way.
- The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund
An extra £100,000 will now be available through the PCC Prevention Fund during 2020-21. This scheme has been extended to include applications which can support communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19 and channel emergency help to where it is needed most.
- The Voice4Change England - Covid 19 Partnership Fund
This fund is for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME in this context this includes white minority communities other than white British) community groups and organisations, working to deliver COVID-19 services in England. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available.
Grant is closed - re-opens 25th November 2020
- Thriving Communities Fund - Arts Council England
Funding to support local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCSFSE) projects that bring together place-based partnerships to improve and increase social prescribing community activities – especially for those people most impacted by COVID-19 and health inequalities. Open from 23rd November to 8th January 2021.
- Wesleyan Foundation -Small Grants
Grants of up to £2,000 for community organisations which support the most vulnerable people in our communities through the pandemic.
Closes 4th December 2020.
- WRAP COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant
Funding is available to organisations redistributing food across England during the coronavirus outbreak, to help them cut food waste and redistribute surplus stock during the coronavirus outbreak.