Funding Available in Response to Covid-19

In April we provided a list of funding and grants that were available in response to the Covid. Below is an updated list that are still open and available for charities and community organisations.

  • Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund: A new fund for social enterprises and charities that are improving people’s lives across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. The RRLF is being run by Social Investment Business (SIB) with an initial £25m investment and support from Big Society Capital.
  • Leathersellers’ Company: 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Society Capital: Big Society Capital is planning to launch an emergency loan fund for the sector. Around £100m is expected to be available and more details are still to be announced.
  • John Lewis and Waitrose £1m fund: The partnership has launched a £1m community support fund. Waitrose stores will have these funds to support their local area based on the needs of the community.
  • The Indigo Trust: The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities response to the coronavirus emergency.
  • 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.
  • Localgiving and People’s Postcode Lottery – Magic Little Grants: Magic Little Grants of £500 are available to local charities that support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise.
  • Free Crowdfunder Fundsraising: Crowd funder is offering 100% free fundraising for small businesses to help mitigate the disruption of coronavirus.