Covid-19 funding update

  • The Leathersellers' Company Small Grants Programme a fast track application process for small one-off grants (up to maximum of £3,000). Next round opens on 9 September for registered charities supporting vulnerable people; working in geographical areas of high deprivation; and with an annual income under £200,000.

  • Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response. Emergency funding and digital partners to the value of £60k available to nonprofits in England that are committed to proactively sharing learnings with other organisations in their networks. Deadlines: 7th September 2020, 5pm (Discovery Programme), 20th September 2020, 5pm (Development Programme).

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation is supporting small and local charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million and a proven track record of helping people with complex social issues. The Covid Recovery Fund is offering unrestricted funding of £50,000 over two years and development support. Deadline 5pm on 11 September.

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation's Infrastructure Fund is offering grants of £30,000 for local and regional infrastructure organisations that provide organisational development support for and advocate for small and local charities. This core funding is only available to infrastructure organisations in certain geographical areas in England and Wales. Deadline in 5pm on 9 October.

  • The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. Salaries cannot be funded (only sessional workers or capital expenditure).  Applications are reviewed monthly.

  • 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.

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Date of publication

Thursday, September 3, 2020