As the funding and grants landscape shifts significantly in response to the Covid-19 pandemic the following are some of the funding being made available:

  • Arts Council: £160 million of emergency funding available to support the cultural sector.
  • Big Society Capital: is to set up a £100million emergency loan fund for charities. The social lender will release more details about its Emergency Liquidity Facility.
  • Cadent Foundation: not COVID-19 specific, but grants of up to £100,000 for project that have a positive impact to people, the environment and communities. Only funds organisations based in the North West, East of England, North London and West Midlands.
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF): CAF have launched this rapid response fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.
  • Charities Aid Foundation: for charities with an income of less than £1 million, grants of up to £10,000 available. Decision and payments will be made within 14 days of applying.
  • Clothworkers Foundation: The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants up to £5000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not open to charities based in London.
  • Crisis: Local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and have expanded their provision for those experiencing homelessness can apply for £5k short-term response or £50k longer term response grants.
  • Elton John Aids Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund: Funding is available for projects that have strong potential to address specific challenges that have arisen for people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS. The Fund is looking to support local community based organisations.
  • Leathersellers: fast track application process for small grants of £3,000. Targeting work which supports the homeless, victims of domestic violence, food and essential supplies and nursing care of vulnerable patients.
  • London Funders: the first wave of funding is for urgent needs, to cover costs being incurring right now. Grants will be up to £5,000.
  • National Emergencies Trust: NET have launched a coronavirus appeal and money will be allocated to community foundations across the country. A list of the foundations can be found
  • National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF): All funding decisions made for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery Funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis.
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund: Making £50million available for Heritage emergency Fund to support the UK Heritage sector as an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis. They will be investing the £50m where it is needed most, by providing short term funding for the organisations delivering project or running previously funded projects, and safeguarding heritage sites we have previously invested in to ensure they are not lost to the public.
  • Neighbourly: Micro-grants of up to £400 are available to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Power to Change: Power to Change have paused their current programmes for community businesses in order to turn their attention and funding towards the support and advice the sector needs now.
  • Prince’s Trust Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme: Grants are available up to £2,500 to charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises that are supporting rural communities, farm businesses or other rural businesses who are affected by the coronavirus.
  • Sport England: £20 million Community Emergency Fund to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. Any organisation delivering community sport and/or physical activity can apply. Most grants will be up to £10,000.
  • Standard Life Foundation: funding available for work directly related the crisis, addressing specific challenges such as financial problems for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. Grants will range from £5,000 to larger amounts.
  • Standard Life Foundation: The Standard Life Foundation has launched funding for work directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. Grants will be made to organisations which tackle financial problems and improve living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK.
  • Steve Morgan Foundation: Up to £1m per week for an initial 12 weeks is available via hardship fund, to help with costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the virus. Open to charities and not-for-profit groups in Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire.
  • Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Community Fund: Tesco is offering grants of £500 for local groups including women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools, charities supporting the elderly.
  • The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation: They have currently closed applications in order to develop a set of emergency funding responses.
  • The Henry Smith Charity: The Henry Smith Charity is still assessing applications and awarding new grants and have not changed their criteria.
  • The Indigo Trust: The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities response to the coronavirus emergency.
  • The Prince’s Trust and Natwest Enterprise Relief Fund: £5million grant funding for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30 to maintain core business operations during the crisis as well as meet any existing financial commitments.
  • The Rapid Action by the Fore and Rrust (RAFT) Emergency Fund: Offers grants of up to £5000 to help organisations address the changing needs to help organisations address the changing needs of their beneficiaries and increase their organisational resilience in the current crisis.
  • Thomas Pocklington Covid-19 Emergency Fund: £500,000 emergency fund for sight loss organisations to provide critical services for the physical and emotional well being of blind and partially sighted people.
  • UFI Charitable Trust VocTech Now: Awards between £10,000 an £25,000 to support vocational learning providers to rapidly transition to remote teaching and training and deliver accessible learning at a time of significant change. Currently closed.
  • Yapp Charitable Trust: Grants of up to £3k are available to small UK charities, registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40k to cover costs and Staffing.
  • Youth Futures Foundation: The fund will be distributed to organisations across England supporting young people who face barriers to accessing employment. The Foundation is also calling for government to unlock an emergency support package for charities and social enterprises working with children and young people.