- 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 dates of 11th September and 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.
- Art Fund - Respond and Reimagine Grants
Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future. There is one further application deadline of 12th October 2020.
- Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
Projects that focus on the many complex issues that have arisen from the Covid 19 pandemic that address the specific needs of people aged 60 and over. Priority will be given to charities that work within BAME communities. Round 3 applications for £1,000 can be submitted between 1st and 31st July 2020. Round 4 applications for £5,000 can be submitted between 1st and 30th September 2020.
- 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.
- Barrow Cadbury Covid -19 Support Fund
Funding for work that will relieve hardship caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic among refugees and migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services in England. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. No set closing date.
- 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.
- Disabled People's Organisations - Covid 19 Emergency Fund
The Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) COVID-19 Emergency Fund aims to support DPOs to meet the needs of local disabled people.Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to cover the period of 1st November 2020 to 30th June 2021.The deadline for applications is 5th October 2020.
- Harborough District Council - Community Fund
There are two elements of the Community Fund which are to support organisations with costs associated with Covid -19.
Grants of up to £500 to help village halls, community centres or sports halls to re-open.
Grants of up to £300 for community groups that have been engaged in helping vulnerable people through the Harborough Community Hub.
Both grants close on 18th Sept 2020.
- 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.
- Independent Age Grants Fund
Grants of up to £15,000 are available for smaller registered charities across the UK that are working with some of the older people hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. There are four rounds of funding throughout 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 is Weds 2nd Sept 2020.
- 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 & Rutland Community Foundation - Enabling Social Distancing Fund
This fund is to help small local charitable groups (with a 2019 income of less than £100k) get back to safe delivery and reopening in line with government guidelines. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available.
- 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
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.
- LGBTQ+ Covid - 19 Fund
The funding is intended for LGBTQ+ community-led organisations and groups to support their vital role in supporting LGBTQ+ communities through the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Grants up to £15,000 are available. Closing dates 22nd Sept and 30th Sept.
- 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 Community Fund - Emergency Covid19 Funding
The National Lottery have launched a £200m fund aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The fund is part of the Government’s £750m financial support package for charities and social enterprises announced by Government in April. Organisations can apply for funding to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.
- 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
Neighbourly are launching 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.
- Phoenix Fund - Emergency Funding for BAME Communities
Grants are for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) charities and groups that are providing essential and emergency services to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for applications is 30th September 2020.
- 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 suspended
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.
- Sport England - Community Emergency Fund - temporarily paused
The Community Emergency Fund is a new Sport England fund, which aims to help community-based sport and physical activity organisations who are currently experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the Coronavirus crisis.
- Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund
Tesco has created the new short-term Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund to support local communities across the UK in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Grants of up to £500 are available for organisations such as women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, charities supporting the elderly, and charities supporting children’s activities. Closes 18th September 2020.
- 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 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund
Businesses and eligible charities in England in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £25,000 from their local council. This includes shops, cafes, sports cubs and other leisure facilities. The rateable value of the property must be over £15,000, but under £51,000.
- Social Enterprise Support Fund
Funding for social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. 3 deadlines in July, August and September 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.