COVID-19 funding update

  • The Charity Survival Fund will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year. The submission deadline is 5pm on Monday 27 July.

  • The £9.5 million Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme is for community organisations in England who are facing difficulties caused by Covid-19.The scheme will open on Tuesday 28 July for applications from 10am till 1pm. And then for a further two rounds on Tuesday 4 August from 10am till 1pm and Tuesday 11 August from 10am till 1pm.

  • The London Community Response Fund is offering further grants up to £10k and up to £50k. Applications will be considered as they are received until the end of July. 

  • 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.
  • 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