COVID-19 Funding information
The following COVID-19 funding opportunities are currently accepting applications. Please contact our Funding and Development Officer, Jane Granville (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to see how we can support your organisation.
Last update: 06 August 2020
Funds are available for either project or running costs but work supported must be aimed at strengthening communities and/or strengthening the organisations that provide vital support to communities. Grants up to £10,000 for individual group applications and partnership bids around £30,000.
Funding is prioritised for communities affected by COVID-19. They are reviewing the situation on an on-going basis and will share any updates or developments on their website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.