COVID-19 funding update

The Government has allocated £750m for frontline charities to support their work during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 360m of this will be distributed through government departments to charities providing key services and supporting vulnerable people. £5.4 million will be allocated to support the legal advice sector through the Community Justice Fund which will be administered by the Access to Justice Foundation and the Law Centres Network. £3.1m in funding will also be allocated to organisations that support Litigants in Person, again through the Access to Justice Foundation.
  • A further £370 million will be allocated to small and medium-sized charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund for those in England, to support those organisations at the heart of local communities, including those delivering food, essential medicines and providing financial advice.
  • £20 million has been contributed to the National Emergencies Trust appeal. This funding will be allocated by the local Community Foundations across the UK.
  • The London Community Response Fund is offering ‘Crisis Response’ grants up to £10k and ‘Delivering Differently’ grants up to £50k (pausing on 19 May till early June).
  • Barclays' 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme (Closing 22 May)
  • CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund (currently paused) - Grants of up to £10,000 for smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19.

Further sources of funding information:


Date of publication

Friday, May 15, 2020

Date last reviewed

Friday, May 15, 2020