COVID-19 Funding information

The following COVID-19 funding opportunities are currently accepting applications. Please contact our Funding and Development Officer, Jane Granville (jane.granville@yorkcvs.org.uk) for more information and to see how we can support your organisation.

Coronavirus Community Fund

Grants are available of up to £2000. The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

Local Ward Funding

City of York Council’s (CYC) Local Ward funding is to be accelerated and used flexibly to help community organisations respond to local needs during the outbreak of coronavirus.

Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is prioritising funding for organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19, and organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19.

Yorkshire Building Society

Grants of £250 to £2,000 are available to charities helping communities cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Can fund: running costs, staff and travel/volunteer expenses. Quick decision on application (within 2 weeks).

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund

Thanks to £5m support from Government (the Department of Health and Social Care), grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months.

Heritage Emergency Fund

The £50m fund will be available for grants of between £3,000 and £50,000. It is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature.

Arts Council Funding

The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who need support during this crisis. They have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of their funding.Visit their website for more information.

Micro Business Grant

This grant fund is targeted at small, micro and one person businesses that are not eligible for the grants and rate relief packages offered by the government.

Localgiving / Postcode Community Trust Magic Little Grants

Grants of £500 to small local organisations to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. This can include online fitness classes during a period of social distancing. Applicants need to be members of Localgiving, but this is currently free of charge and simple to sign-up to.

Standard Life Foundation

Funding available for work directly related to the pandemic, addressing specific challenges and helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK.

Art Fund

Adapting their programmes and being flexible around timing, this fund is open to all types of activity, even those that would ordinarily be ineligible.

NSUN COVID-19 Fund

 The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be administering a fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted community organisations, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant.

Persimmon’s Community Champions

Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. So far over £3.5 million has been donated in the UK. From April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s.

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children can apply for unrestricted grants of up to £5,000.

Halifax Foundation

Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children can apply for unrestricted grants of up to £5,000.

Tesco bags of help COVID-19 communities fund

 The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) will be administering a fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted community organisations, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant.

Yapp Charitable Trust

Small registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40k, are invited to apply for grants of up to £3k to cover core costs and staffing.

Big Society Capital

A new Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund, managed by Social Investment Business (SIB), to enable social lenders to provide emergency loans to affected social enterprises and charities without requiring personal guarantees and charging no fees or interest for 12 months.

Barclays Foundation

To provide 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.

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Applications are open for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) offered by Social Investment Business (SIB). Charity Bank is supporting SIB by helping to deliver the Fund for eligible organisations, who believe the Fund is appropriate for their needs.