For UK organisations

  • Scotland‚Äôs government¬†has created a¬†¬£20m Third Sector Resilience Fund, with both¬†grants and interest free loans available. The fund is now open for applications¬†here.
  • The¬†Welsh government¬†has announced¬†an initial fund of¬†¬£24m¬†to support Wales‚Äô voluntary sector. There‚Äôs also ¬£18m to support the¬†creative industries, culture and sport sectors, including a¬†¬£750k Emergency Relief Fund¬†to support small¬†and vulnerable independent¬†organisations.
  • The¬†Community Foundation Northern Ireland¬†is offering¬†grants of up to ¬£2,500¬†to organisations¬†in Northern Ireland supporting isolated older people.
  • The¬†National Emergencies Trust, established last year, launched its¬†Coronavirus Appeal¬†in partnership with the British Red Cross, with backing from the Duke of Cambridge. It will distribute money to charities and grassroots organisations.
  • The¬†John Lewis Partnership¬†has¬†announced a ¬£1m Community Support Fundto help communities across the UK to help those in need.
  • Martin Lewis¬†from MoneySaving Expert has¬†offered ¬£1m in grants¬†of ¬£5,000 to ¬£20,000 for small registered charities, or local arms of bigger charities, across the UK.
  • M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners¬†have partnered with¬†Neighbourly¬†to create the¬†Neighbourly Community Fund¬†to channel microgrants¬†directly to community organisations helping those most at risk. For¬†existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland only.
  • Indigo Trust¬†is giving ¬£1m to the Trussell Trust to support food banks and¬†¬£500,000¬†to the¬†Oxfordshire Community Foundation¬†to re-grant to organisations most in need in the local area¬†(plus another ¬£1m to the National Emergencies Trust Appeal). The trust is expected to make ‚Äúsignificant, further, grants to meet the needs that arise‚Äú.
  • Individuals working in the hospitality industry¬†experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a one-off grant payment of ¬£250 per household from¬†Hospitality Action.
  • The¬†Department of Health and Social Care¬†has funding of¬†up to ¬£25,000 for tech innovators¬†developing digital solutions to support elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating people during COVID-19.
  • UK crowdfunding platform¬†Crowdfunder¬†has¬†removed fees for charity and community group users¬†during the crisis.
  • The Fore¬†is offering¬†fast-track emergency grants¬†of up to ¬£5,000 to organisations in its portfolio ‚Äď with the option to apply for more than one grant.
  • Not specific to coronavirus, but¬†Yapp Trust¬†offers¬†grants towards the running costs of small charities¬†(maximum ¬£3,000 per year, for up to three years).
  • The Arts Council¬†has announced ¬£160m¬†financial support to help individuals and organisations in the cultural sector¬†through the crisis.
  • Sport England¬†has created a ¬£20 million¬†Community Emergency Fund¬†for sports clubs and community organisations to bid into ‚Äď with grants between ¬£300 and ¬£10,000 available.
  • Crisis¬†has made grants of¬†up to ¬£50,000 available to support homelessness charities¬†coping with the impact of the emergency.
  • The National Lottery Community Fund¬†has up to¬†¬£300m of National Lottery¬†funding available¬†for¬†grants towards¬†activities specifically geared to supporting communities through the crisis, as well as helping organisations overcome liquidity issues caused by COVID-19.
  • Social Investment Scotland¬†has launched a ¬£2m¬†Credit Union Resilience Fund¬†to support credit unions with their working capital and liquidity.
  • Charities Aid Foundation¬†(CAF)¬†has launched a¬†rapid response fund¬†to help smaller charitable organisations affected by Covid-19 ‚Äď with¬†grants of up to ¬£10,000 available.
  • The¬†¬£50m¬†Heritage Emergency Fund¬†(National Lottery) has¬†grants of ¬£3,000-¬£50,000 for heritage organisations¬†including historic sites, industrial¬†and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature. Past grantees of the Lottery Heritage Fund can still apply and priority is given to¬†organisations at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19.
  • The Clothworkers‚Äô Foundation¬†is offering¬†small capital grants of up to ¬£5,000¬†to adapt or increase services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‚Äėat risk‚Äô groups. CICs also eligible.
  • NatWest and The Prince‚Äôs Trust¬†are offering grants of up to¬†¬£5,000¬†to 18 to 30-year-olds¬†who are self-employed or running their own businesses.

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