Coronavirus Funding Support

Last updated 26/05/20. PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.

The Covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event which we know will have an impact on the groups and individuals we support and the entire voluntary and charity sector across the county.

On this page we have compiled a list of grant providers supporting those in the face of the pandemic. We will regularly update this list so please let us know of any other opportunities by contacting our Content Creator via email.

We have launched our own Coronavirus Response Grants programme to distribute funds raised through our own appeal and Devon’s share of the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal fund. Details on how to apply are available here

 

The Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust will continue to support charities and has no plans to scale back the overall level of its grant making. However, the Trust wishes to ensure that funding provided is applied as effectively as possible to benefit the health and welfare of people in need. It has therefore decided that until further notice it will not be considering grants for capital projects of any nature. The Trust will review the position in November. During COVID-19, grants can be used for core funding to include staff costs, and ongoing running costs for specific projects. More information can be found here

Alec Dickson Trust

Alec Dickson Trust provide grants up to £1,000 from volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which respond to COVID-19.  Deadline 15th May. More information can be found here.

The Alpkit Foundation

The Alpkit Foundation  is offering grants of up to £500 to organisations and individuals across the UK who are helping people  during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As with the majority of COVID-19 response funds, More information can be found here.

Armed Forces Covenant 

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched funding to support the Armed Forces community during COVID-19 with special attention on those who have faced hardships as a result of the pandemic; on projects to help isolated people reconnect with wider communities; projects that support improved mental health and encouraging stronger links between Armed Forces Charities. More information is available here

Association of Independent Music (UK)

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has launched a support fund for contractors and freelance workers in the music industry who have lost their income in April and May due to COVID-19. AIM Rightsholder members can now invite their artists and their artists’ managers to nominate candidates to be pre-approved on this basis. More information can be found here

Barclays Bank

BARCLAYS BANK 100x100 UK COVID-19 COMMUNITY RELIEF PROGRAMME - 100 donations of £100,000 each are available to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Application deadline: Friday 22 May 2020. Please note that there is a single funding round for this programme. Applications received after 22 May will not be considered for grant support.

Funder: Barclays Bank plc.

Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual income of more than £1 million.

Barclays Bank plc has created a £10 million COVID-19 Community Relief Programme for UK charities that providing support at a grassroots, community level to people impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The bank will be making donations of £100,000 each to 100 charities with an income of over £1 million, particularly in areas where Barclay has a presence (a branch finder can be found at this LINK). Barclays aims to distribute the available funding as evenly as possible across the UK. Typical beneficiary groups are likely to be:

  • Low income families.
  • People facing financial hardship.
  • Isolated elderly, and
  • Key workers.

UK charities that can demonstrate the following are most likely to be successful:

  • A track record and ability to deliver impactful, on-the-ground support to directly meet the needs of vulnerable communities facing social and economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Articulate how funding from Barclays will be deployed to meaningfully support/boost their work.
  • Meet immediate needs of vulnerable communities – organisations must be in a position to begin deployment of Barclays’ donation within one month of receipt.
  • Demonstrate positive outcomes from their programmes through high-level impact metrics, and
  • Effectively run the charity to ensure a sound financial position.

The Baring Foundation

The Baring Foundation Strengthening Civil Society Programme supports legal action related to Covid-19 that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of Covid-19. It is open to registered charities with demonstrable legal expertise and with an income of less than £5 million. Application deadlines are 28th may, 11th Agust and 17th November. More information can be found here

BBC Children in Need

Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing. More information can be found here

The COVID-19 2020 Booster Grants programme opened to current BBC Children in Need grant-holders on Monday 18th May 2020 and the COVID-19 Large Grants programme will open to applications from 8th June 2020 enabling organisations to apply for funding up to £80,000 over an 18 month period. More information can be found here.

The Book Trade Charity

The Book Trade Charity is offering hardship grants for booksellers affected by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn. The total has been matched by Penguin Random House, meaning over £100,000 is now available for hardship grants to booksellers, which The Book Trade Charity is administering. For more information on the charity, see its website here.

The Bring Joy Foundation

The Bring Joy Foundation has launched a campaign to support seniors who are socially isolated throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Funds will be distributed to local community groups and Home Instead Senior Care offices to supply craft materials, activities, communication tools and assistive technology to seniors to support them in their isolation. Grants are also available for seniors facing extra challenges during this time due to illness or disability. Local community groups, either registered or unregistered, that have had to suspend meetings can apply for this funding by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button on the homepage of the charity’s website.

British Horse Foundation

The British Horse Society has launched a Hardship Fund to support riding schools affiliated to the charity through Covid-19. Grants from the fund will be allocated based on a payment of £750 per BHS Approved Riding School. More information can be found here

Buttle UK

The Chances for Children grants will be targeted at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. However, they will be tailored to meet current and changing needs as the immediate, and longer-term, impact of the crisis becomes clear. Find out more here

Cadent Foundation

The Cadent Foundation is funded by the UK’s biggest gas network Cadent. UK charities or groups with charitable purposes can submit applications for grants of up to £100,000. Applications close on 31 May. More information can be found here

The Care Workers Charity

The Care Workers Charity have set up a Just Giving page to provide emergency grants for care givers. Applications close on 29th May. More information can be found here

Charities Aid Foundation

Charities Aid Foundation has launched an emergency fund to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

The CAF Emergency Fund closed to applications on 6th April. They have been overwhelmed with requests and are pausing the fund for now. They hope to expand the fund and reopen and will keep people alerted via their social media channels. More information is available here

Childs Charitable Trust

The Childs Charitable trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities experiencing financial difficulties. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations. More information can be found here

Clinks
COVID-19 response fund offers grants up to £5,000 for voluntary organisations in England and Wales that are working in the criminal justice system. More information can be found here

Creative England

Creative England’s fund has been updated since COVID-19 to make it easier and faster for businesses to access their loans. They offer support and expertise for creative SMEs, with quick decisions and payment. More information can be found here

Creative Industries Support

Plymouth Culture have produced a comprehensive guide to funding sources of organisations and individuals affected by the crisis who work in the arts and cultural sectors. You can find it on their website here

Crisis

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. Two grants are available for short and long term responses. More information is available here

Defra

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the introduction of a Hardship Fund for dairy farmers whose business has been affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to £10,000 per farm will be available. More information can be found here

The Defra Food Charities COVID-19 Grant fund  provides grants up to £100,000 for frontline food aid charities continue to provide food to vulnerable people. Applications must be submitted by 6 July 2020. More information can be found here

Devon County Council

Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak. All applications that are under £500 are invited to apply. Through the COVID-19 Action Fund, DCC will rapidly provide small amounts of grant funding to community-led schemes, which identify and/or achieve the small but important things that can safely address some of the issues that are arising because of this Coronavirus outbreak. 

Applications are accepted from constituted and not-for-private-profit Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations, Town and Parish Councils, charities or businesses, or a combination of such groups working together. More information can be found here

The Edward Gosling Foundation

The Edward Gosling Foundation awards grant for projects that make a transforming change and have a high level of impact on individuals, their families and communities, has stated that it is continuing its grant-making during COVID-19 and is making special arrangements for charities struggling due to the pandemic.  More information can be found here

The England and Wales Cricket Board

The England And Wales Cricket Board Covid-19 Emergency Support provides interest-free loans up to £5,000 and grants up to £3,000 for affiliated cricket clubs in England and Wales to cover any shortfall in day-to-day running and maintenance costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More information can be found here

The Ernst Hecht Charitable Foundation

The Ernst Hecht Charitable Foundation provides grants averaging £2500  for those working to support lives of vulnerable elderly or young . It is accepting applications from charities struggling to survive due to COVID-19 and those seeking funds for future projects. More information can be fund here

Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund 

Grants of up to £3,000 provided by the Exeter Chiefs Foundation. Available for community organisations in Exeter to support people and communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications may be made at any time for one-off project grants of up to £1,000, and 

one-off organisation grants of up to £3,000 for existing community organisations that are facing a shortfall in income due to cancellations during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Community groups that are not constituted should try to identify their own constituted group to hold payment for them. Where this is not possible the Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) can act as an umbrella organisation and receive payment from the Council on behalf of the group. Groups should contact ECI and discuss their project before applying to the Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund. More information can be found here

Facebook

Facebook small grants programme will provide funding for small businesses in countries where Facebook operates. Facebook will be offering US$100 million (approximately £84 million) in cash grants and advertising credits on Facebook's ad platform for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses.  The scheme is yet to open but some additional information is available here

The Family Fund

The Family Fund for families with severely disabled children is trying to maintain services during the pandemic. More information can be found here

Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust

Fashion and Textiles Children’s Trust are offering grants to help parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Parents and carers can apply for items their children will need for the year ahead.  More information can be found here

The February Foundation

The February Foundation is a provider of capital and core costs, particularly for small or minority charities where a small grant will make a big difference. It is  is continuing to operate as normal. More information can be found here

The FORE

The FORE RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore Trusts) programme supports small charities and social enterprises adversely affected by the crisis. It provides grants up to £5,000 to existing grantees so that they are able to meet the changing needs of their beneficiaries, remain viable and prepare for future delivery. More information can be found here

The Freelands Foundation

The Freelands Emergency Fund provides grants between £1,500 and £2,500 to artists and visual arts freelancers in England and Northern Ireland experiencing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus crisis including those on short-term PAYE contracts, to survive financially while they explore other ways of sustaining themselves.. Applications can be made at any time from 2pm on the 7th May 2020 until the 18th June 2020. More information can be found here

Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation are providing funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs. More information can be found here

The Grocers Charity

The Grocers Charity is still accepting applications. More information can be found here

Help Musicians

Help Musicians have launched a Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund to alleviate some immediate financial pressures that professional musicians are facing with regard to mounting household expenses. Eligible musicians can apply for a one-off payment of £500 if they are suffering significant financial hardship. More information can be found here

The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund provides grants of £3,000 to help professional musicians with no significant backing, who are finding their health, and performance and teaching commitments affected by the Coronavirus. The Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to help musicians adapt and sustain their music through specific projects or activities during this period of isolation. More information can be found here

The Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity which provides core and project grants is still accepting applications. More information can be found here

Hope for the Young

Hope For The Young Covid-19 Emergency Fund provides micro-grants up to £250 to support groups working with young refugees and asylum seekers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The charity also provides an Education Fund for young people in education or wishing to return to education. UK not-for-profit organisations assisting young asylum seekers or refugees (up to the age of 30) who are vulnerable and in need of immediate financial support during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic may apply for a grant of up to £250 to support young people for up to 12 weeks during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Information can be found here

Independent Age

The Independent Age Grants Fund  provides grants of up to £15,000 for small charities working with older people that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. Deadlines for applying are 4 June, 2 July, 21 August and 18 September 2020. More information can be found here

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust COVID-19 Fund has been set up for a limited period to provide fast grant payments for specific projects that will alleviate hardship, stress and isolation of seafarers and their families; and to fund the maintenance of welfare services for seafarers while COVID-19 is causing instability. The grants are for emergency needs that can’t be met from elsewhere, and the charity states that regional, national and global solutions are more likely to be supported. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here.

John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Partnership has launched a £1million Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. More information is available here 

Kingswood Homes  (Hatherleigh)

Kingswood Homes are inviting community groups which can demonstrate how they make the local area a better place to live to apply for a grant from the Kingswood Homes Community Support Fund. Those living within a ten mile radius of Hatherleigh are invited to make an application for between £100 - £1000 which will be considered by the Kingswood Homes board. The Community Support Fund will consider applications from registered charities, educational establishments, children’s sports clubs and community activity and help groups. More information can be found here

The Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has opened the Freemasons’ COVID-19 Community Fund, with a total of £95,241 raised as at 22 April 2020 to support charities and projects that are helping people through these challenging times. The MCF will match ALL donations up to £1m.  Funds will be distributed to a registered charity or any other COVID-related activity, as agreed by the COVID-19 Regional Communications Group. The group has also launched a national United Grand Lodge of England Covid-19 relief chest, again which will receive matched donations from the MCF up to £1m. Provinces of the United Grand Lodge of England are being encouraged to identify local charities and projects that need financial assistance to make a real difference to people’s lives at this time, so do flag up COVID-19 relief efforts to Masonic Lodges or Lodge members in your area. Further details can be found here.

Magic Little Grants

The Postcode Community Trust and Localgiving are providing charities and community groups with the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £500. More information can be found here

Mid Devon Council

Mid Devon District Council, in association with Devon County Council, Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT) and Navigate Charity, have launched a Local Support Fund to support residents whose financial situation has been affected by the current pandemic and are now out of cash for basic essentials for their household. The Mid Devon COVID-19 Support Fund can provide small emergency payments to help with basic essentials such as food, household essentials, electricity and gas, etc., to help people in financial difficulties if:

  • They run their own business, and cannot currently trade / their business has been drastically reduced because of the pandemic
  • Their employment situation has changed and their income now no longer covers needs
  • They have lost their job due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • They have still not received expected government funding (i.e. self-employed)

If you are a Mid Devon resident and have been affected financially by COVID-19, and can demonstrate a need for immediate short-term financial help, you can apply for a grant online here or phone the Community Support Helpline on 01884 234387 for help to fill in an application form.

Mind

In March, the Department of Health and Social Care announced a £5 million pot to help mental health charities support people during the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund is administered by Mind and is open for applications as of April 16th. Grants of £20,000 or £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months with details of grants for smaller organisations being available from Monday 20th April.

Information about the application process can be found on their website, applications need to be submitted via Flexigrant which charities can register with through their website. More information can be fiund here

The Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund provides grants up to £10,000 for charities in England, Scotland and Wales that are caring for the homeless during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funds will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis, so early application is strongly advised. Registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales that are working directly with people who are homeless can apply for up to £10,000 for outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials, delivery of services in hostels and shelters, and/or information and advice. More information can be found here

Musician Union 

The MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund is £1 million hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.  Grants of £200 are available. More information can be found here

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has been awarded extra funds by the government to support charities during this time. Applicants can apply for grants under £10,000 and over. More information can be found here

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has set up a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to support the UK heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Current or previous recipients of a grant directly from the Heritage Lottery in the UK may apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £50,000. The fund has a deadline of Tuesday 30 June 2020. More information can be found here.

National Survivor User Network

NSUN is administering a new fund with grants of up to £1,000 to support peer support, community action and mutual aid for mental health during Covid-19. This fund is part of the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) administered by Mind that was announced on 16th April. This smaller fund is open to user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted groups in England who are supporting those in their community living with mental health issues, trauma and distress during the Coronavirus pandemic. To apply for a grant, your group needs to be a member of NSUN which is free for user-led organisations and community groups. More information can be found here

Neighbourly

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. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. More information is available here

North Face

The North Face Covid-19 Explore Fund provides grants up to £43,000 for UK charities and companies to support the recovery of outdoors organisations throughout the coronavirus pandemic so that they can continue to operate following the crisis. More information can be found here

North Yard Communities Trust

North Yard Communities Trust CIO have created an Emergency Grant Fund for organisations working with people affected by Covid-19 in the St Budeaux, Barne Barton, Keyham, Kings Tamerton and Weston Mill area so Plymouth. The maximum grant is £500 and organisations can apply more than once. The grant is intended to help with basic food items and gas and electric prepayment meter top ups for people who can’t go out or are struggling; and help towards fuel costs for people collecting and delivering those items. A short application form is needed along with a couple of other supporting documents, all available from admin@northyardcommunitytrust.org.uk , decisions are made in 2 days and successful applicants will receive the funds shortly after.

One Stop

The One Stop Carriers for Causes campaign and funding programme which provides small grants for community initiatives close to one of their shops remains open to applications. Mote information can be found here 

 

The Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Peter Cruddas Foundation provides grants charities that are supporting disadvantaged and disengaged young adults as they move towards education, training and employment.

The next application deadline is Tuesday 1 September 2020. More information can be found here

Power to Change

Power to Change C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme is available to current and previous Power to Change grantees, and to community businesses which are members of Power to Change’s strategic partners – Co-operatives UK, Locality and the Plunkett Foundation.  It provides emergency finance as small grants to community businesses, as a contribution towards trading income lost as a result of COVID-19.  Round 1 will open at 10am on the 12th May 2020 and the round will close when it reaches 150 applications.  Around £3 million will be awarded to around 150 community businesses. More information can be fund here

Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Groups can apply for grant funding of up to £2,500 if they:

  • are providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals or;
  • are providing support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic or;
  • are helping rural or farming communities to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic

More information is available here

Princes Trust Enterprise Relief Grants

The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to anyone who needs it and who may be worried about their future. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. Additionally, grants will also support young people to diversify their business to respond to opportunities created by the crises. In conjunction with grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to any applicants who need it. More information can be found here

The Printing Charity

The Printing Charity helps individuals or dependent families who have worked for three years in an organisation that produces a printed output, for example - printing, publishing, manufacturing or operating presses, driving, cleaning, advertising, photography, graphic arts, making ink, recycling paper. More information can be found here

The Ragdoll Foundation

The Ragdoll Foundation supports the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content that reflects the world from a child’s point of view, with a focus on early years, will shortly be launching a new Small Grants Programme for grants of up to £1,500 supporting smaller or pilot projects.  The first deadline will be Friday 8 May 2020 and Friday 3 July 2020 for projects beginning in September (new academic year. More information can be found here

The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation has launched an Emergency Fund and a Resilience Fund, initially solely for its existing network of current and past beneficiaries. However, it is currently reviewing its Pebble Grants programme criteria to allow for wider, public access – keep an eye on the charity’s website for news of this. In the meantime, for members of RankNet, the Emergency Fund offers immediate grants of up to £750 for equipment, technology or memberships, while the Resilience Fund offers grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income challenges relating to COVID-19, including significant, unplanned demand on services. For more information, see here.

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Social Investment Business (SIB), alongside Big Society Capital and other social investment partners, will be managing the £25 million Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) providing repayable finance to charities and social enterprises directly affected by COVID-19. RRLF will offer emergency loans with flexibility in terms, including: 12-month interest-free and no arrangement fee, with no personal guarantees required. The fund provides access to the existing Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme. SIB will issue the loan, working initially with delivery partners Big Issue Invest, Charity Bank and Social and Sustainable Capital.

The initial £25 million will be provided by Big Society Capital, who is aiming to repurpose up to a further £50 million to address the needs of charities and social enterprises. · More information on the RRLF can be found here.

Royal Navy Benevolent Fund

The Royal Navy Benevolent Fund has set up a crisis fund to support serving and former Royal Naval ratings and Royal Marines other ranks, their partners, children and some others connected with them. More information can be found here

 

Society of Authors

The Author’s Emergency Fund provides grants up to £2,000 for UK authors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moe information can be found here

Sovereign Housing

Sovereign Housing has partnered with Crowdfunder to launch the Pay It Forward COVID 19 Response Fund to help projects. Businesses and self-employed people working i9n COVID 19 connected communities within a 3 miles radius of a Sovereign community. More information can be found here

Sport England

Sport England has committed £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. More information is available here

SWARM Collective 

The Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM Collective) has set up a hardship fund for in-person sex workers who are in, or at immediate risk of, financial crisis as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Sex workers are already a stigmatised and disadvantaged group in society and for many of them, Coronavirus poses a severe and immediate threat to their safety and survival.

The hardship fund will be giving out grants at a flat rate of £200 per person until the fund dries up. Once the initial fund has dried up, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until more funds are raised. To receive a grant, you must be an in-person sex worker without any savings. Applicants can apply by filling out a Google form available on the website and will be asked to prove they are a sex worker in an uninvasive and respectful manner, either by proving details of their online advertising profile, or a phone call. More information can be found here

The Swimathon Foundation

The Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund provides grants up to £1,000 for small UK organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community so that they can continue to operate during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The application deadline is Friday 22 May 2020. More information can be found here

Tesco

Tesco has launched a new temporary grant programme to help support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will provide a single payment of £500 to organisations that are supporting vulnerable groups during the crisis. Examples of organisations that may benefit are food banks, women's refuges, homeless charities or charities supporting the elderly. More information is available here 
Update: Tesco have been inundated and are now only offering this programme in some parts of the country. Contact your local store for details.

The Teaching Staff Trust

The Teaching Staff Trust provides financial support for individuals who have worked within the educational sector for at least five years. The Trust is aiming to continue operations throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and applicants can include teachers, teaching assistants, nursery workers, caretakers and lunch supervisors. Grant payments can be used to help with bills, household costs, travel or other essentials. The application form can be completed via its website.

 

The Veteran’s Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation provides grants up to £30,000 for charities and not-for-profit organisations that are providing support to those in need among serving and former Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their immediate families. Grants can be used for projects covering a range of aspects of social care for the Armed Forces community, including running costs. Registered charities, community organisations and other forms of not-for-profit organisation can apply for a grant of up to £30,000, which can be awarded over a number of years. The remaining application deadlines for 2020 are Sunday 31 May and Wednesday 30 September. Further information can be found here

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (UK)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (WEEE Fund) has announced a “WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package” to help support the electrical waste reuse and recycling sector as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. With many household waste recycling centres closed and other waste electrical collections reduced, the flow of electricals for reuse and recycling has been constrained. The funding will provide £5 million of interest-free loans to electrical waste treatment facilities and £0.6 million of grants to charity sector reuse organisations. Applications for the loans are open until end May 2020. More information can be found here

Western Power Distribution

Western Power Distribution is inviting applications from registered charities, community groups, town and parish councils, and local authorities within its network area to its £500,000 COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Grants up to £10,000 are available. More information can be found here

The Will Charitable Trust

The Will Charitable Trust has made emergency funding available to charities who have previously received grants from them. The Will Charitable Trust is a grant making charity that supports charities that provide care and services for blind people, provide long-term care for people with learning disabilities, and care for people suffering from cancer and their families.

rants of up to £5,000 are available for charities who have previously received funding from the Trust, with further funds for larger grants being available from May. The Trust is expecting small local charities who can demonstrate an urgent need for emergency funding to make applications. The funds awarded will be paid quickly so that they can make an immediate impact.

Charities who are eligible for funding should email the addresses given on their website.

Wilkinson Stores

Wilkinson (Wilko) Stores, which has a budget to distribute to projects within the community where stores are located, may still accept requests for support from charitable organisations through its Helping Hands scheme. Wilko store locator here

Young Women’s Trust

The Young Women’s Trust has set up an Emergency Fund in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The IFS has reported that young, low-paid women will be the worst hit during the Covid-19 lockdown as they’re more likely to work in a sector forced to stop trading because of the lockdown, such as in hospitality, retail or transport. Young women can’t apply for funding themselves, but can be referred to the fund by Women’s Aid, Women’s Resource Centre, or Women for Refugee Women. The charity’s partners are identifying women who would benefit most from the fund, which will provide relief payments of £150 to young women ages 18-30 who are facing financial crisis and struggling to afford utilities, food, or rent. More details can be found here

Yapp Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust is inviting small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing. More information is available here

Youth Music

Youth Music are offering grants of up to £10,000 are available for music charities and those using music in their work with children and young people. They will prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need. Application deadlines are  1, 7 and 15 May 2020.  More information can be found here.