Funding for Groups

Stronger South Derbyshire – Small Grants for Community Support during CV19

We know this is a particularly difficult time for your group or organisation and that you’ll be facing even more challenges than usual. We also know that relatively small amounts of money can go a long way in the right hands and that’s why we’re making our small grants application process even more accessible.

Like all funders, we have a limit to the grant resources available but we want to ensure that local groups and community organisations closest to their communities in South Derbyshire have access to additional funds during this crisis especially where it can really make a difference.

Applications are currently being sought from groups based and operating in South Derbyshire for sums of up to £500. This could be used to help people in practical ways, or provide emotional support, or helping people stay connected, or finding new ways to support your beneficiaries during this difficult time. We don’t want to be too prescriptive about the way the money is used but we do want to be able to understand how your beneficiaries will be helped during the CV19 crisis.

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • We can’t pay grants directly into the accounts of individuals, or groups of individuals who have come together recently to provide informal support services to their communities, who don’t have a constitution and bank account. If you are an informal group like this please talk to us before making an application.  We may be able to support you by holding the grant your behalf and making payments when you provide receipts or invoices.
  • Only one application may be submitted per organisation.
  • Funds to make grants or financial donations to other organisations or to individuals.
  • Organisations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or other unlawful basis.
  • Organisations that are religious charities whose activities only promote the furtherance of their religion or only benefit their own religious members.
  • Organisations that are political parties or campaigns.

Eligible Expenditure

This unrestricted funding can be used for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. Applicants must be able to describe how the grant will improve the situation for their organisation and community.

Timescales

We intend to review applications on a continuing basis until the fund has been fully dispersed. We will email you to let you know whether we can offer a grant or not as swiftly as possible. If your organisation is not a registered charity, it is possible that we will need to make further checks on your organisation, and if so, it may take slightly longer.

If you would like to apply please email stronger@sdcvs.org.uk for an application form. Applications may be shared with other donors and funders who are approaching us offering support. We will also keep you informed of any other grants you might want to apply for.

Finally, we want to thank you for all the amazing work that you are doing in your community in this time of crisis. It’s greatly appreciated.

Other Funding

General

  • Comic Relief for existing applications: Support for grantees will occur through adapting activities, reviewing time-frames, or re-budgeting remaining funds. Also currently working with other funders to ensure a coordinated and sector wide response to providing additional emergency funding for COVID-19 response. The website will be updated with more information over the next few days. https://www.comicrelief.com/covid-19-faqs/.
  • Co-op Local Community Fund: Aims to help communities come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually by funding projects which: Bring the community together to help those in need, providing access to life’s essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; Support the mental and physical health of others through community wellbeing activities; Enable people to develop or share their skills to foster community spirit and build resilient communities for the future. Deadline 12 July 2020. https://causes.coop.co.uk/.
  • East Midlands Airport – COVID-19 Community Relief Fund: An additional £25,000 of funding was made available from 18 May 2020 for applications from voluntary, community and charitable organisations that are helping people during the pandemic. EMA is particularly keen to hear from local food banks and other groups that are helping the most vulnerable. Grants of up to £2,000 are available. Next deadline 26 August. https://mediacentre.eastmidlandsairport.com/east-midlands-airport-launches-covid-19-relief-fund/.
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
    • Covid-19 Initiatives Fund: Due to launch over the summer to support new initiatives rooted in the values of equity, rights, peace, climate justice and power and accountability that either a) challenge current responses to and narratives about the crisis, or b) build support for systemic change in a post-Covid society.
    • Support for current grantees: Emergency grants for grantees facing immediate financial crisis; 12-month grant extensions for ongoing projects; grant increases to meet costs associated with adapting activities in order to sustain work. https://www.jrct.org.uk/new-funding-opportunities.
  • The Childs Charitable Trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. The trustees aim to meet every month to discuss any emergency requests received. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations. https://childscharitabletrust.org/emergency-funding/.
  • The National Lottery Community Fund – funding during COVID-19: All funding decisions TNL make for the next six months will prioritise getting funding to groups best placed to support their communities, focusing initially on existing grant-holders and applicants. They will prioritise: organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19; organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19; organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19. Regular updates here: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-04-03/our-funding-during-covid-19.
  • Update from the Government – £750 million in funding for the charity sector: On 8 April the Chancellor announced that charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak. £360 million will be directly allocated by government departments, £370 million will be for smaller charities, and a minimum of £20 million has been pledged to match donations to the National Emergencies Trust as part of the BBC’s Big Night In fundraiser. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-sets-out-extra-750-million-coronavirus-funding-for-frontline-charities
  • Western Power Distribution, In This Together – Community Matter Fund: This £500k fund intends to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within WPD’s operating region, by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations. Local authorities, parish/town councils and charities can apply for up to £10,000, whilst community groups can apply for up to £1,000. https://www.westernpower.co.uk/customers-and-community/in-this-together-community-matters-fund.

Animals

  • Support Adoption for Pets: The largest grant giving charity in the UK for animal welfare charities is providing an additional £400,000 to local animal sanctuaries suffering as a result of the covid-19 outbreak. Grants range from £1,000 – £180,000. https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme/.

Armed Forces

  • The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Through the Covid-19 Impact Programme grants of up to £60,000 are available to help Armed Forces charities and CICs continue to provide support in key areas such as mental and physical health, support to the elderly, domestic violence, bereavement, and employment. This can cover costs such as staff time, costs of delivering services online or remotely, and reasonable overheads. Grants of up to £125,000 or more in exceptional circumstances are available. The Forces Communities Together programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 towards creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/covid-19-response.
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.

Arts, Culture & Heritage

  • Arts Council – Covid 19 Support: The Arts Council is making £160 million of emergency funding available to artists and organisations working in the arts and cultural sector during the pandemic. www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19.
  • Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation: Provides funding to a broad range of UK-registered charities working to support or improve the lives of recipients through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. Accepting applications for funding from charities who are struggling to survive funding crises during the Covid-19 pandemic, and charities who are seeking funding for future projects/activities. https://ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org.
  • Historic England – Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund: Grants available to help small heritage organisations, voluntary groups and self-employed contractors survive the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic, and to prepare for recovery. Grants of up to £25,000 are available to address financial difficulties arising from Coronavirus. Grants of up to £50,000 are also available for projects and activities that reduce risks to heritage by providing information, resources and skills. For more information visit: https://historicengland.org.uk/coronavirus/fund/.
  • The Architecture Heritage Fund – Transforming Places Through Heritage: The AHF’s Transforming Places Through Heritage programme has grants of up to £100k available to support projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England. They also offer a guide with more information on support available to charities and social enterprises during COVID-19. Deadline 31 July 2020. http://ahfund.org.uk/.
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a £50m Heritage Emergency Fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Fund is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage. Organisations which are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant, can apply. For more information visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund.
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.

Children, Young People & Families

  • Asda’s Healthy Holiday Grants are intended for groups who would normally be providing summer holiday activities for children that would ensure they are provided with a hot meal but may be unable to do this now due to social distancing measures. If social distancing measures are relaxed before the summer holidays, community groups should apply for the standard Transforming Communities Improving Lives grants, but if social distancing measures haven’t relaxed, then the Healthy Holiday Grant becomes applicable to allow groups to deliver provisions to children at home. https://www.asdafoundation.org/foundation-grants.
  • BBC Children in Need
    • Emergency Essentials Programme: Supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. Provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing. All applications must be made by a registered referrer. They aim to process applications within 10 working days. https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials.
  • Buttle UK – Chances for Children: Grants targeted at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and their capacity to engage in education and learning. There is a particular focus on: maintaining educational activity and stimulus within the home environment, establishing and/or maintaining internet access and communications, and household essentials. https://www.buttleuk.org/news/buttle-uks-covid-19-response.
  • Family Fund has received £10 million in extra funding from the Department for Education to provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in England this year. This emergency funding has been provided in response to the crisis presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Families can apply for grants to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers and tablets, outdoor play equipment and sensory toys. Grants are typically around £400 to £500 per family, but vary depending on need. https://www.familyfund.org.uk/.
  • Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust: Grants are available to help parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead. These can include essential clothing; baby clothing, equipment or bedding; children’s bedroom furniture; essential White Goods; specialist items for children with additional needs, e.g. sensory toys, adaptive clothing or SEN adapted computers. https://www.ftct.org.uk/support-for-families-affected-by-coronavirus.
  • Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Support for young refugees or asylum seekers up to the age of 30 who are vulnerable and in need of immediate financial support to help in the relief of social isolation and financial hardship during the Coronavirus pandemic. The maximum grant available is £250. For more information visit: https://hopefortheyoung.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund/.
  • Persimmon HomesBuilding Futures: Persimmon’s Charitable Foundation has committed to relaunching its Building Futures scheme for 2020. As part of its sponsorship of Team GB, Persimmon will donate more than £1 million to support children in sport, health and education. www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures.
  • Police Blagrave Trust – Challenge and Change: A fund to support young people (18-25) affected by injustices and who are working across England to create positive change. Grants of between £1,000 – £10,000 available. Deadline 27 July 2020. https://www.blagravetrust.org/challenge-and-change/.
  • Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust – Small Grants to Support Children’s Charities Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to assist them during this difficult period. http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/.
  • The 7 Stars Foundation
    • Shine Bright Fund: The 7 Stars Foundation wishes to remind young people who usually seek in school a refuge from home, that they are loved, cared for and thought of. The Foundation has partnered with regional charities and its legal partner Coram Chambers to administrate grant funding across the UK directly to vulnerable young people. Grants are available for educational and art materials, toys, books, and emotional support items, to provide relief, respite, happiness and fun at a time of anxiety and worry. To apply email: alexandra@the7starsfoundation.co.uk. For more information visit: https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/.
    • Charity Support Fund: An unrestricted grant funding programme for charities across the UK looking after at risk young people across the themes of abuse, addiction, homelessness, and those who are supporting young child carers. Grants of up to £2,500 will be available for charities with a turnover of under £1.5M, to be directed on overheads, salary costs, and however else the charity sees fit to ensure their survival and sustainable service in the future. https://the7starsfoundation.co.uk/.
  • The Dulverton Trust provides support for charities working to produce significant impact in: Youth Opportunities, General Welfare, Conservation, Preservation, Africa, and Peace and Humanitarian Support. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, they are prioritising applications from charities that are either: well-placed to support vulnerable communities through this crisis (previous grant recipients will be prioritised) or charities they have an existing relationship with that are experiencing funding challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.dulverton.org/.
  • The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people (under 25) to fulfil their potential. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Deadline 31 July 2020. https://www.ironmongers.org/charity_organisations.htm.
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.
  • Youth Futures Foundation: Development Grants of between £30,000–£100,000, and Impact Grants of between £100,000–£800,000 are available for organisations working with young people aged 14–24 to help them overcome barriers to find meaningful work. https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/grants/.
  • Youth Music Network: Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. Grants of between £2,000 to £30,000 are currently available for high quality music-making projects. Next deadline 31 July. https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/i-need-funding.

Crime & Criminal Justice

  • Clinks – COVID-19 Response Grants: Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system with under £500,000 annual income can apply now for grant funding to support their work during Covid-19. Clinks expect to provide grants of £3,000 – £5,000. No organisation will be granted more than £20,000. https://www.clinks.org/our-work/coronavirus-covid-19.
  • Safer South Derbyshire Partnership – Safer Neighbourhood Funding: A small grants programme available to neighbourhood groups, to give local people a chance to develop projects to make their own community safer by helping to reduce crime and the fear of crime. The maximum grant one project can apply for is £2,500. Projects requesting an amount of more than £500 will require match funding. https://www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/our-services/crime-and-community-safety/safer-neighbourhoods.

Domestic Violence

  • The Leathersellers’ Company: A fast track application process has been launched for one-off grants of up to £3,000. Applications are open to UK registered charities who support: the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless; provision of food and essential supplies; victims of domestic violence; nursing care to vulnerable patients. https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/.

Education

  • The Edge Foundation – Post Covid-19 Revival Fund is a one-off £250,000 fund to address the educational challenges arising from the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to all educational establishments or not-for-profit organisations working within the education sector to support the development of projects and initiatives to revive education and support the sector to build a better future. Deadline 9 July 2020. https://www.edge.co.uk/projects/covid-revival-fund
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.

Employment

  • Futures Community Grants: Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity. Deadline 15 July 2020. https://www.the-futures-group.com/community-grants.html.

Environment & Conservation

  • The Dulverton Trust provides support for charities working to produce significant impact in: Youth Opportunities, General Welfare, Conservation, Preservation, Africa, and Peace and Humanitarian Support. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, they are prioritising applications from charities that are either: well-placed to support vulnerable communities through this crisis (previous grant recipients will be prioritised) or charities they have an existing relationship with that are experiencing funding challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.dulverton.org/.
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.

Food

  • Asda’s Healthy Holiday Grants are intended for groups who would normally be providing summer holiday activities for children that would ensure they are provided with a hot meal but may be unable to do this now due to social distancing measures. If social distancing measures are relaxed before the summer holidays, community groups should apply for the standard Transforming Communities Improving Lives grants, but if social distancing measures haven’t relaxed, then the Healthy Holiday Grant becomes applicable to allow groups to deliver provisions to children at home. https://www.asdafoundation.org/.
  • The Leathersellers’ Company: A fast track application process has been launched for one-off grants of up to £3,000. Applications are open to UK registered charities who support: the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless; provision of food and essential supplies; victims of domestic violence; nursing care to vulnerable patients. https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/.

Health

  • Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation: Provides funding to a broad range of UK-registered charities working to support or improve the lives of recipients through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. Accepting applications for funding from charities who are struggling to survive funding crises during the Covid-19 pandemic, and charities who are seeking funding for future projects/activities. https://ernesthechtcharitablefoundation.org.
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.

HIV / AIDS

  • The Elton John Aids Foundation has launched a new COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Applications are being accepted for solutions that have strong potential to address specific challenges that have arisen for people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS and who are now at heightened risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://london.ejaf.org/covid19.

Homelessness

  • The Leathersellers’ Company: A fast track application process has been launched for one-off grants of up to £3,000. Applications are open to UK registered charities who support: the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless; provision of food and essential supplies; victims of domestic violence; nursing care to vulnerable patients. https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/.
  • Morrisons Foundation – COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund: Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply for grants of up to £10,000 out of a total pot of £500,000, to cover three broad areas: Outreach and support to rough sleepers, Delivery of services in hostels and shelters, Information and advice. https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/.

Individuals

  • The Teaching Staff Trust: Support for teachers, teaching assistants, nursery workers, caretakers and lunch supervisors who have worked within the education sector for at least five years. Grants can be used to help with bills, household costs, travel or other essentials. http://www.teachingstafftrust.org.uk/.

Loans and Investment

  • Bounce Back Loan Scheme: This government scheme enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak, helping small and medium-sized businesses borrow between £2,000 and up to 25% of their turnover. The maximum loan available is £50,000. The government guarantees 100% of the loan and there won’t be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. After 12 months the interest rate will be 2.5% a year. Deadline 4 November 2020. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-coronavirus-bounce-back-loan.
  • The Access Foundation has received £30m of dormant money to help create more of the finance that charities and social enterprises need through the coronavirus crisis and the recovery. The £30m will be used to enable blended loan and grant projects, create new flexible forms of social investment and expand the range of financing tools available to the sector during the recovery. https://access-socialinvestment.org.uk/.
  • The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new £25 million fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises. This fund is only for social sector organisations: charities and social enterprises. https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/resilience-and-recovery-loan-fund.

Mental Health

  • The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Covid-19 Fund: A fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted community groups in England. Grants of up to £1000 will be available to support community action, peer support, mutual aid and other activities that will make a direct difference to the lives of people living with mental ill-health, trauma and distress during this Covid-19 period. https://www.nsun.org.uk/nsun-covid-19-fund.

Older People

  • Bring Joy Foundation – support for socially isolated seniors: Online vouchers available for community groups to buy books, crosswords, sudoku, craft materials, audible books and other home activity products to help seniors stave off boredom and keep them occupied, mentally busy and active. In addition there are funds available for those seniors that may face extra challenges through illness or disability. www.bringjoyfoundation.org.
  • Independent Age has announced a £2 million grants fund to be distributed in four rounds for grants up to £15,000 to assist smaller charities and organisations who are supporting older people who need help in the current Coronavirus pandemic. Next round opens 27 July 2020. https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund.
  • Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions initiative gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. From April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s. www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions.
  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust: UK registered charities supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people aged 60 and over affected by the coronavirus crisis, will be able to apply for grants of £1,000 from 1 July. Deadline 31 July. https://austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/.

Rural Areas

  • Rural Action Derbyshire – Rural Hardship Support Fund: This fund can provide regular food parcels and assistance with some critical household expenses to people in rural areas of Derbyshire who are suffering extreme hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Particularly targeted at people associated with the farming industry including farmers and workers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and countryside services and people living in isolated rural communities who have been adversely affected by Covid-19. Applications by referral only. https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/news/rad-launches-hardship-fund.

Smaller Groups/Organisations

  • Aviva Community Fund: Due to COVID-19, Aviva has broadened the eligibility criteria to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs, so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need. Projects must still relate to one of the key funding areas – community resilience or financial capability and inclusion. Deadline 28 July 2020. https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/start-crowdfunding.
  • Coronavirus Community Support Fund: A £200 million fund from the Government, specifically aimed at small to medium size charities. The Fund has two key objectives: 1) To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations and 2) To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/covid-19.
  • Neighbourly – Neighbourly Community Fund: Giving Platform “Neighbourly” is launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. https://www.neighbourly.com/neighbourlycommunityfund.
  • RAFT Emergency Fund – COVID-19 Response: RAFT consists of a number of emergency activities to support small charities and social enterprises adversely affected by the crisis. Opened for applications on Wednesday 1st April 2020 offering grants of up to £5000. Currently this is only open to existing grantees but they are fundraising in order to extend funding to other organisations and will share details of how to apply soon. https://www.thefore.org/covid-19-response-raft/.
  • The Foyle Foundation – Small Grants Scheme: Smaller, grass-roots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services. http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme.
  • The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants: For projects where the total cost is less than £150,000, the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short-term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) and a third of the total costs have already been raised. https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/.
  • The Schroder Charity Trust: Grants up to £5000 for registered charities supporting: Education & Young People, Communities, Environment & Conservation, Health, Arts & Culture, International Development, Heritage, and Supporting the Armed Forces. https://schrodercharitytrust.org/.
  • Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has launched a £100,000 Coronavirus Response Fund, which will make donations of £250 – £2,000 to help smaller UK charities that are supporting vulnerable people and people suffering from poverty in our communities, in particular those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Charities can apply for support with running costs, staff and travel costs as well as volunteer expenses. https://www.ybs.co.uk/media-centre/charity-fund/index.html.

Sports & Physical Activity

  • Lawn Tennis Association: A multi million pound package of additional funding and measures to support those involved with tennis in Britain through the impact of Covid 19 has been announced. Funding will be available for tennis venues, coaches, officials, and players to the value of approximately £20 million. https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/covid-19-support-packages/.
  • Localgiving and People’s Postcode lottery – Magic Little Grants: Grants of £500 for local charities that support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. During COVID-19 they are happy to support projects that help people to stay active whilst social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube. https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/.
  • Sport England
    • Community Emergency Fund: Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to help community-based sport and physical activity organisations who are currently experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the Coronavirus crisis. Deadline 31 July 2020www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund.

Waste and Recycling

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Fund has announced its “WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package” to help support the electrical waste reuse and recycling sector as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. The funding will provide £5 million of interest-free loans to electrical waste treatment facilities and £0.6 million of grants to charity sector reuse organisations. Applications for the loans are open until end May 2020. The application process for the grants will be confirmed shortly. For more information visit https://www.weeefund.uk/.

Websites with further funding

  • Hundreds of sources of charity emergency funding updated each Monday: Details and links to emergency funding for charities including UK wide, UK country specific, regional, global, Government financial support, specialist funding and platforms. This list is compiled by Charity CEO Ian McLintock with help from the Clare Foundation and can be downloaded from the Charity Excellence website: https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/.