- 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 Covid-19 Impact Programme
The Covid-19 Impact Programme is a £6m Ministry of Defence fund to ensure that people from Armed Forces communities can keep accessing important services, where resources for these services have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £60,000 are available.Closing date for applications is 29th May 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.
- Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund has been extended to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs, so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need. Maximum grant £50,000.
Applications are now open for the next round of the Aviva Community Fund until 5th May.
- 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.
- Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) - Coronavirus Emergency Fund - Currently Paused
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a rapid response Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will be available to help organisations to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.
- Charity Excellence - Covid19 Funding Information
A comprehensive list of grants, funding and associated information for the VCSE sector, related to the Covid19 crisis.
- Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme - Currently Suspended
The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups.
- Coalfields Regeneration Trust - COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund
Grants for organisations in deprived former coalfield areas for projects and services for vulnerable people which have had to be significantly adapted in order to respond to the current crisis.
- 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.
- Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund
One-off funding for museums and galleries in the UK to explore different ways of engaging with collections while physical access is not available or is severely limited due to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.
Grants of up to £30,000 for projects of up to a year. Closing date for applications 26th May 2020.
- Food Charity Fund
Defra has launched a Food Charities Grant Fund. If you run a front-line not-for-profit or charity that provides food, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to support your organisation to provide food to those who need it. Grants are from £30,000, up to a maximum of £100,000. Deadline for applications is 6th July 2020
- Historic England - Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
Grants available to help organisations, voluntary groups and self-employed contractors survive the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic, and to prepare for recovery. Grants of up to £25,000 are available to address financial difficulties arising from Coronavirus and larger grants of up to £50,000 are also available for projects and activities that reduce risks to heritage.
- 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 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. The fund is now split into ‘Immediate Emergency Relief’ and ‘General Coronavirus Support’.
- Leicestershire & Rutland Sport - Covid 19 Sports Organisation Support
Grants of up to £3,000 for sports clubs, organisations and businesses that require an injection of cash to help them emerge from short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations during this challenging period. Closing date is Thursday 21st May.
- 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).
- Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a £5 million to fund national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections.Grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 are available. Deadline for applications is midday on 29th May 2020
- 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 - Heritage Emergency Fund
The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications for funding from £3,000 to £50,000 from the heritage sector as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
- 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.
- 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)
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.
- 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 Prince's Countryside Fund
Emergency funding of up to £2,500 can be applied for by farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15th April.
- 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.
- Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust - Currenrtly Closed (due to re-open later in 2020)
Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to assist them during the pandemic.
- Western Power - 'In This Together' Community Matters Fund
Western Power Distribution have launched a £500,000 Community Matters Fund for local authorities, parish councils, charities and community groups. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within WPD’s operating region, by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations.
- 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.
- Youth Endowment Fund - Covid 19 Grant
A new £6.5m grant programme to support vulnerable children at risk of youth violence