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Updated today - Regional / National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funding Snapshot - (pay close attention to application deadlines!)

Published at 7:30 am Fri Nov 27th, 2020

The funding sector has rallied during this unprecedented time of Coronavirus. Here is a snapshot of key, 'live' funds, targeting a different range of not-for profit organisations and beneficiaries, at the frontline of the crisis.

Please be aware, that all information is collated and published in good faith. However, we strongly advise that you check eligibility and guidance details before applying to any specific grant.

Please visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Intelligence Hub, where you can access statistics, info etc in support of funding bids. Click here to view.

Local Funding

Hull Crime Reduction Fund

Funding Body: Safer Hull Partnership Crime Reduction Fund

Description: Grants are available for sports groups in Hull / East Riding. 

Status: Open for Applications | Application Deadline: None specified

Applications from not for profit organisation for projects that:

  • Reduce domestic abuse and violent behaviour
  • Reduce offending and re-offending
  • Support victims and vulnerable people and communities
  • Tackle substance misuse  

Click here for full details.

Tackling Inequalities Fund-COVID-19 Funding Support

Funding Body: Sport England via Active Humber

Description: Grants are available for groups in Hull that support people to be active

Status: Open for Applications | Deadline: None specified

Maximum Value: £500 Minimum Value

Active Humber has received £80,000 from Sport England Tackling Inequalities fund to distribute between June and October 2020. (nb. The grant application process is planned to be minimal / funding will range from £50 to max £10,000)

Full details, please click here.

Please contact Active Humber at info@activehumber.co.uk if you want to know more details about this fund. 

Coronavirus Grassroots Response Fund

Funded by a donation from The Sir James Reckitt Charity, Hull CVS have launched a small grant scheme aimed at small voluntary groups in the City of Hull.

Potential award: up to £200

This fund is targeted at grassroots activity that is supporting the most isolated people living in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fund will cover costs associated with activity that aims to alleviate some of the added vulnerability faced by people in communities. This may include:

• Initiatives to help people remain safely connected to the outside world.

• Communications costs including telephone, post and leaflets.

• Volunteer/ transport costs to provide food/medicine deliveries.

• Contribution towards equipment costs.

Application Deadline: None specified  

If you would like more information about the Coronavirus Grassroots Response Fund please email ksmith@hull-cvs.co.uk.

Regional Funding

Two Ridings Community Foundation - Coronavirus Community Fund

Applicants must be a voluntary organisation, community group, small charity or other not for profit organisation who are based in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull. Priority will be given to organisations supporting older people, people with long term health conditions, people with mental health difficulties, people affected by homelessness and other groups who are particularly vulnerable at this time. It is largely to support projects but emergency costs may be considered. Click here

Potential award: Grants of £2,000 and up to £10,000 are currently available.

Deadline for applications: None specified. Decisions to be expected within 2 weeks of submission. 

National Funding 

COVID19 Grants - Hygiene Grant

Funding Body: Asda Foundation (UK)

Description: The Hygine grant is focused on personal hygiene dignity, supporting residents/patients in facilities, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support. The fund is open to applications from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters. 

Status: Open for Applications | Application Deadline: None Specified

Grants of up to £500 are available.

Useful Information: In response to Covid-19 the ASDA Foundation has stopped its usual grant making activities and launched its Covid-19 Grants.

For full details, and how to apply please click here or speak to your local ASDA store community champion. 

Mental Health Response Fund  

Funding Body: Association of Mental Health Providers (UK)

Description: The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus and to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.

Status: Open for Applications | Application Deadline: None Specified

Maximum Value: £50,000  |  Minimum Value: £5,000

For full details, and how to apply please click here

Emergency Funding 

Funding Body: Childs Charitable Trust (UK)

Description: The Childs Charitable trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic.

Status: Open for Applications | Application Deadline: None Specified 

Useful Information: The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations. The fund is only open to charities who already meet the Trust's normal grant funding criteria.

For full details please click here, and for how to apply please click here.

Capacity Building Grants Scheme 

Funding Body: Comic Relief (UK)

Description: Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community.

Status: Open for Applications | Application Deadline: None Specified 

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Useful Information: Will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide range of activities, such as: training; increasing delivery capacity through additional volunteer recruitment; and developing strategies to help rebuild and move forward such as fundraising strategies, and developing new delivery plans. To be eligible, applicants will need to have an annual income of less than £250,000. Applications can be made at any time.

For full details, and how to apply please click here.

COVID19 Grants - Healthy Holiday Grant

Funding Body: Asda Foundation (UK)

Description: This grant is designed to support groups that typically would be holding summer holiday activities to ensure children are provided with a hot meal. If social distancing is relaxed before school holidays, then standard (Transforming Communities Improving Lives (TCIL) criteria would apply.  If social distancing hasn’t relaxed, the Asda Foundation will provide grants for groups to deliver provisions to children at home.

Status: Open for Applications | Application Deadline: None Specified

Grants of up to £500 are available.

Useful Information: In response to Covid-19 the ASDA Foundation has stopped its usual grant making activities and launched its Covid-19 Grants.

For full details, and how to apply please click here or speak to your local ASDA store community champion. 

COVID-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS)

Funding Body: CCLORS

Description: Eligible organisations deliver community support and services to support people most at risk of COVID-19. There is an emphasis on supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-supporting or BAME-led businesses.

There are a range of specific opening times for Stage 1 applications, so please be aware of them:

  • Tuesday 28 July, 10am - 1pm
  • Tuesday 4 August, 10am - 1pm
  • Tuesday 11 August, 10am - 1pm

Maximum Value: £ 500 Minimum Value: There is no minimum value

Grants of up to £500 are available.

Useful Links: Full details, click here. Please read the guidance notes before applying. Stage 2 guidance notes are also available to view, and there is a webinar recording about the CCLORS that you can watch online

Alpkit Foundation – Grassroots Support Now 

Funding Body: Alpkit Foundation 

Description: Grants are available for organisations serving those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. 

Status: Open for Applications   |   Application Deadline: None specified  

Grants of up to £500 are available. 

Useful Links: Alpkit Foundation - Grassroots Support Now read more here

Barclays Foundation charity partners programme  

A £50m fund to help disadvantaged people suffering from social and economic deprivation, the elderly and vulnerable communities most at risk from covid-19, and to support NHS staff and other keyworker communities. Funding will be deployed via partnerships with trusted charities. More information on this fund. Click here for more information.

Big Society Capital loans and investment  

A £100m programme of loans and investment for social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged areas affected by coronavirus. It includes small, emergency loans with no fee and no interest for 12 months. More information on this programme, read more here.

Clothworkers Emergency Capital Programme

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within our programme areas during this period Click here

Potential award: Up to £5,000 (see items eligible for funding)

Deadline for applications: None declared - applications should be submitted at the applicant’s earliest opportunity; word should be received from the funder within two weeks.

Comic Relief  

Some money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to frontline organisations. Support for grantees will occur through adapting activities, reviewing time-frames, or re-budgeting remaining funds. They will update their website and the FAQ's with more information over the next few days. In the meantime, read more here.

Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund – Advance Notice 

If you are a professional (with at least 2 years proven experience) behind the scenes in the UK film, TV and cinema industry you could be eligible to apply.  If you’re facing unexpected costs or a short-term financial shortfall, our one-off grants could get you through.  We’re unfortunately not able to help front of camera talent. Grants might cover things like your general living costs, essential white goods, urgent repairs or medical costs. Click here

Potential award: Up to £500  

Deadline for applications: None declared

Crisis - In This Together: Emergency Grants Fund 

Emergency grants to support local organisations that are meeting the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK and who are affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Click here

Potential award: Up to £50,000  

Deadline for applications: None declared 

The following grants are available:  

• Awards up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency (projects within three months), following a limited/fast-tracked application process (payments made in advance) 

• Awards up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery, following a full application process (payments in advance, but potential for staged payments over a specified period). 

Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust  

Funding Body: Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust  

Description: Grants are available for registered charities to deliver charitable causes and projects locally.  

Status: Open for Applications  

Application Deadline: None specified   

Maximum Value: £ 10,000  Minimum Value: £ 250   

There is no minimum or maximum level of grant. Donations in the last few years have typically been for between £250 and £10,000.  

Useful Links: Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust Click here  

E-Mail: alice.connolly@chatsworth.org

Dulverton Trust  

Funding Body: Dulverton Trust  

Description: Grants are available to UK registered charities working to produce significant impact in the Trust’s priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, preservation, Africa, and peace and humanitarian support.  

Status: Open for Applications  

Application Deadline: None specified   

Maximum Value: £ 35,000  Minimum Value: £ 25,000   

Last year the Trust awarded grants totalling almost £4.4 million to 83 organisations.   

The Trust provides:   

• Single year grants are typically between £25,000 and £35,000.  

• Multi-year grants are usually for a period of 2-3 years, and are only awarded to charities which have previously received a Dulverton grant.  

There is high competition for funds. Approximately one in five applicants are awarded a grant.  

Useful Links: Dulverton Trust Click here 

Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation  

Funding Body: Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation  

Description: Grants are available for UK-registered charities in England and Wales that are working to support or improve the lives of recipients through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre.  

Status: Open for Applications  

Application Deadline: None specified   

Maximum Value:  Discretionary Minimum Value: There is no minimum value   

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. There is no maximum or minimum limit to funding requests.  

Useful Links: The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation Click here   

E-Mail: info@ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org 

England and Wales Cricket Board - Emergency Support Programme  

Funding body: England and Wales Cricket Board  

Description: Grants and loans are available for affiliated cricket clubs in England and Wales to cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Status: Open for Applications  

Application Deadline: None specified   

Maximum Value: £ 5,000  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value   

Through the Emergency Loan Scheme clubs can apply for the following loan amounts:   

• Clubs with a Junior Section (including All Stars Cricket/Dynamos Cricket): Between £1,000 and £5,000.  

• Clubs with an Adult Section only: Between £1,000 and £3,000.  

All loans will be interest free. Clubs will be issued with a repayment schedule and will repay the loan in equal quarterly instalments over a three-year period, commencing 24 May 2021, at the earliest.   

Through the Return to Cricket Grant Scheme the following grant amounts are available:   

• Clubs with an Adult Section only: Up to £1,000.  

• Leagues (Open-Age or Junior): Up to £2,000.  

• Clubs with a Junior Section (including All Stars Cricket / Dynamos Cricket): Up to £3,000.  

Useful Links: ECB - Emergency Support Programme Click here

Fair4All Finance - Covid-19 Resilience Fund

A Covid-19 Resilience Fund has been created to provide up to £5m in grant funding to CDFIs and credit unions in England, plus an expanded Affordable Credit Scale-up Programme to help the sector deliver affordable credit to people in vulnerable circumstances in the future. Click here

Grassroots - Richard Weare Endowment Fund 

Funding Body: Two Ridings Community Foundation 

Description: Grants are available to small, mainly volunteer-led, charities and voluntary and community groups in York, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull for projects that support personal development, education and training and care and support services to reduce social isolation. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £ 3,000  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value  

Useful Links: Grassroots Endowment Fund read more here  

Enquiries:Two Ridings Community Foundation 

Tel: 01904 929500 

E-Mail: grants@tworidingscf.org.uk 

Help Musicians Coronavirus (HMUK) Financial Hardship Fund 

HMUK recognises that the impact of the coronavirus on musicians’ lives and careers is unprecedented. The charity says its normal person-centred approach of health and welfare support needs to be boosted in this exceptional period to give as many musicians as possible immediate financial relief. Musicians can apply for a one-off payment to alleviate some of their immediate money worries about mounting household expenses. Click here

Potential award: Up to £500 

Deadline for applications: None declared - applications should be submitted at the applicant’s earliest opportunity 

Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund 

Funding Body: Hope for the Young 

Description: Small grants to support young refugees and asylum seekers during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £ 250  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value  

Grants of up to £250 are available to support young people for up to 12 weeks during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. 

Useful Links: Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund Click here 

E-Mail: Pamela@hopefortheyoung.org.uk

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Organisational Support Fund for JRCT Grantees 

Funding to support existing Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust grantees to ‘keep the lights on’ or otherwise adapt their work to the changed context arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here

Potential award: Up to £1,000

Deadline for applications: None declared

Localgiving and People’s Postcode lottery – magic little grants  

Grants of £500 for local charities that support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. Localgiving have announced  they will support projects that help people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube. More information about this fund. Click here

Morrisons Foundation - COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund 

Funding Body: The Morrisons Foundation 

Description: Grants are available to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £ 10,000  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value  

There is a total of £500,000 for this fund.  

Awards up to £10,000 are available. However, smaller requests will allow more charities to be supported from the fund. 

Useful Links: 

Morrisons Foundation - Homeless Support Fund Click here

The Morrisons Foundation Click here

Tel: 0845 611 5364 

National Emergencies Trust (NET) - Coronavirus Appeal

Established last year, the NET 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. Click here

National Lottery Community Fund Makes Changes to Respond to Covid-19  

Existing funding arrangements shall be honoured. New funding decisions for the next six months will be devoted to addressing the current crisis and organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19.   New applications are particularly welcome from organisations supporting communities which are facing increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19.Click here

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) - COVID-19 Fund 

Funding Body: Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) 

Description: Grants are available to user-led organisations and small unconstituted community groups in England for activities that will make a direct difference to the lives of people living with mental ill-health, trauma and distress during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £ 2,000  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value  

Most grants will be for up to £1,000. In some instances, application for grants of up to £2,000 will be considered. 

Useful Links: NSUN - COVID-19 Fund read more here 

E-Mail: covidfund@nsun.org.uk

Neighbourly Covid-19 Community Fund (Micro-grants)

Here at Neighbourly we know now, more than ever, how important it is to support local communities. With the support of our partner businesses, 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. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grant are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.Click here

Potential award: Up to £400

Deadline for applications: None declared - applications should be submitted at the applicants earliest opportunity

Performing Right Society (PRS) for Music Launches Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund 

The PRS Emergency Relief Fund has been set up to provide immediate financial support to Performing Right Society (PRS) members during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding is being offered to songwriters and composers from around the world who are facing significant financial pressure as the global battle against the virus continues.  Applicants must have been members for at least two years and earned over £500 of PRS royalties in the last two years. Click here

Potential award: Up to £1,000

Deadline for applications: None declared - applications should be submitted at the applicant’s earliest opportunity 

Power to Change - C-19 Emergency Trading Income Support Scheme 

Funding Body: Power to Change 

Description: Eligible Power to Change grantees and Cooperatives UK, Locality and Plunkett Foundation members will be invited to apply for a grant to contribute towards trading income lost between April to June 2020 as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £ 25,000  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value  

The maximum grant available is £25,000. The funding is likely to be distributed between June to October 2020.  

The grant size will be calculated based on the applicant’s trading income from April 2019 – March 2020, and will be equal to 25% of trading income for that period or £25,000 – whichever is lower. 

Useful Links: Power to Change read more here 

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund 

Funding Body: Big Society Capital Description: 

Emergency loans are available to support UK-based social enterprises and charities that are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £500,000  Minimum Value: £100,000  

Loans of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available for a term of one to three years.  

Loans will have no fees or interest for the first 12 months. Then an interest rate of 6.5% per year will be applied for years two and three (after principal payments start). 

Useful Links: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund Click here 

E-Mail: Click here

Schroder Charity Trust

Supporting:   

  • education and young people  
  • health  
  • communities  
  • environment and conservation  
  • heritage  
  • arts and culture  
  • international development  
  • the armed forces.  

More information on this fund read more here

Potential award: Up to £5,000

Deadline for applications: Next panel due to occur June 2020. Applications recommended ASAP.

Standard Life Foundation  

Grants from £5,000 upwards to tackle financial problems and improve living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. More details about the fast-track grant scheme. Please read more here.

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund 

A short-term fund to support communities in need. A single payment award to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups including:  voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and housing organisations. Click here

Potential award: Up to £500

Deadline for applications: None declared - applications should be submitted at the applicant’s earliest opportunity 

Thomas Pocklington Trust - COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector 

Grants are available to sight loss charities in England for projects that support the blind and partially sighted community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis or for covering the general running costs of the charity in the face of cashflow issues caused by the crisis. Click here

Potential award: Up to £10,000, or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) are available for use over the next six months.  

Deadline for applications: None declared   

The Antonio Carluccio Foundation 

Funding Body: The Antonio Carluccio Foundation 

Description: Grants for charities in the UK working to feed those in need and promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition. 

Status: Open for Applications 

Application Deadline: None specified  

Maximum Value: £ 5,000  Minimum Value: There is no minimum value  

During the current coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation is making a total of £500,000 available for 2020.  

Grants of up to £5,000 are available. 

Useful Links: The Antonio Carluccio Foundation read more here 

The John Lewis Partnership - New 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, during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours. read more here

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust  

Grants of up to £1,500 for eligible small charities. Requests are considered for contributions to core funding or for specific projects. There are no reporting requirements. More information on this fund. read more here

Potential award: Up to £1,500

Deadline for applications: None declared

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund   

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. Click here

Yapp Charitable Trust  

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.This would be used to cover core costs and staffing in one of their priority areas. More information about this fund. Click here

Youth Futures Foundation  

Development grants between £30,000–£100,000, and impact grants of between £100,000–£800,000 for organisations working with young people aged 14–24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. More information about this fund. Click here

Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) Coronavirus Response Fund 

This fund is to support smaller charities during the Covid-19 outbreak, that are helping UK communities to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Charities can apply for support with running costs, staff and travel costs as well as volunteer expenses.  Click here

Potential award: From £250 - £2,000

Deadline for applications: None declared. Charities will receive a decision on their application within two weeks of submitting a request.