Coronavirus Grants & Funding

Please be aware, that all information is collated and published in good faith. However, we strongly advise that you check eligibility and guidance details before applying to any specific grant.

After weeks of pressure the government finally announce £750m package of support to help UK charities to mitigate against the impact of Coronavirus (COVID 19).

Hull CVS are pleased to announce the Coronavirus Grassroots Response Fund:

Funded by donation from Sir James Reckitt Charity, the fund is aimed at small voluntary groups supporting the community in Hull. It is specifically aimed at groups who have responded to supporting isolated or vulnerable people living in Hull during the Coronavirus crisis. The fund is open now and groups can apply for up to £200. The guidance and application form are on our website. If you need any additional support or have any questions, please contact Claire Fratson who administers the grant via email:

Two Ridings Coronavirus Community Fund

Update received from Two Ridings 29th April 2020:

On Monday 27th April 2020 we launched our second phase of grants. This will provide larger grants of up to £10,000 for key community organisations. We are also inviting groups to share their proposals for larger partnership bids. Two Riding’s Coronavirus Community Fund phase 2 grants is a follow on from our immediate response grants which were offered initially to support community groups with a small amount of emergency funding to respond to their immediate needs and those of the communities they work with.

In this first phase small grants of up to £2,000 were provided with the focus on those groups seeking to adapt the way they work in order that they could continue to support their beneficiaries or cope with an increase in demand. Many grants were also awarded to groups providing an urgent response to the threat of coronavirus supporting communities with food and medicine deliveries, mental health support and befriending. To date we have made 93 of these awards, totalling £176,267. We are one of 25 funders who are publishing their Coronavirus related grants on 360Giving. These small grants will continue to be available for this type of activity to groups who only require a small amount of funding and we will continue to deal with these using a ‘light touch’ approach with a short application form and very basic monitoring.

As we move into this next phase of our grant making strategy, we are responding to the needs of key community organisations that have a wider reach and a strong track record of supporting communities and are continuing to deliver a response to the emerging needs and/or are ready to think about how they maintain their services now or for the longer term. We will also prioritise groups that are working with the most marginalised and underrepresented people in our communities. We are aware that some larger organisations may ordinarily be excluded from applying to us. These are not ordinary times and we welcome enquiries from larger organisations working locally. In this phase there are larger grants of up to £10,000 and we will also welcome larger partnership bids from groups that are seeking to come together to provide a strategic solution to a particular issue for example food provision in a particular geographical area or support for people affected by homelessness.

We also recognise that as we move through the current crisis, groups will need to turn their attention to their own longer term survival and we fully expect that groups will be at different stages along this particular journey balancing the needs of maintaining their current delivery with their future viability. Some will have given it a lot of thought and many will not have had the space to process this yet. We are keen to ensure we can support key groups whenever they are ready to apply so do not think that this is a first come first served application process.

We are doing our utmost to continue our work providing grants from other funds where we can. Our support for people affected by flooding earlier in 2019/20 has not stopped, and we are continuing to pay grants already awarded from other programmes.

The Coronavirus Community Fund has been established to support community groups through this unprecedented time. The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus. The fund will support the following:
  • Community organisations that are preparing themselves to appropriately respond and continue their work in a difficult work environment, and to tailor their specialist services to give help to the people who need it the most
  • The development of advice and support initiatives to fill gaps for people and places where there are no current suitable services
  • Groups that provide vital community support to maintain some level of viability through these uncertain times where they are experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of the current crisis.

Grants are available of up to £2000 however the fund has two clear streams of activity and groups can only include up to £1000 costs under each stream. You can apply under either stream 1 or 2 or both streams 1 and 2.

  • Stream 1 – Is about costs relating to delivery of your activities and supporting beneficiaries directly–you can include costs here of up to £1000.
  • Stream 2 – Is about your organisational running costs or overheads – you can include costs here of up to £1000

Organisations must be based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire or York. The deadline for applications is ongoing and they aim to have a decision for an organisation within two weeks. More information and the form needed covito apply are available here: Application form Guidance notes

ICT Grant To Help with Working From Home from the Humber LEP Growth Hub

Grants to cover 40% of the cost of essential hardware and software require to enable homeworking of staff, of proposals totalling £2,500 to £25,000. Email for more information or visit the ICT for Growth Website

Hull CVS Starter Grant

Funded by a donation from The Sir James Reckitt Charity, Hull CVS runs a small grant scheme that provides grants of up to £200 to small volunteer run groups in the city of Hull. Starter Grants are intended to help new groups get established; and provide small grants of up between £150 and £200 to small voluntary run groups to pay for the things that they need to help them get off the ground. One-off grants of up to £150 are available for small relatively new groups, and repeat (annual) grants of up to £200 are available for tiny self help groups. Groups may use a Starter Grant to pay towards the running costs of the group, purchase materials for activities, replace books and other resources, or contribute towards other costs. For further information and to apply click here

Bransholme Trust Grant

Grants of up to £500 are available to charities and voluntary groups who work with people on the Bransholme Estate. Groups can use the money to pay for trips, resources or equipment they may need to continue running their organisation. Applications are welcome now for the next round closing in May. Guidance notes are available here. To apply click here

Smile Foundation HighFiver Grants:

The HighFiver Grants have been designed in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We recognise that lots of micro groups are delivering outstanding work and are finding it hard to access resources. With this in mind, this fund is particularly focused on distributing small grants (of up to £500) to Parish / Town Councils and COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups to support them in their vital work at this time. We are particularly interested in good work that is helping to relieve challenges of poverty and low income.

Grants shall be considered for fundable items such as:

  • Materials
  • Consumables
  • Room/Venue Hire
  • Travel Expenses
  • Equipment
  • Volunteer Expenses
  • Training Costs
  • Volunteer Support Costs

To be considered for a grant award you need to:

  • Be registered as an organisation and show your activity on Beecan –
  • Explain how you are helping your community currently
  • Provide numbers of volunteers your group has reached or wish to reach
  • Detail how you would put additional funding to good use within your community

For more information click here.

Barclays Coronavirus Fund

Barclays have committed to £100m to support communities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID 19 and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.

There are two components to apply for. Please make sure you read which one is appropriate to your organisation carefully before applying.

Find out more here.

Deadline for applications: None stipulated.

National Lottery Community Fund Makes Changes to Respond to Covid-19

Existing funding arrangements shall be honoured. New funding decisions for the next six months will be devoted to addressing the current crisis and organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19.

New applications are particularly welcome from organisations supporting communities which are facing increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19.

Click here

The John Lewis Partnership – New Community Support Fund

A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours.

Click here

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants:

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that are based in an area which is classified as falling in the 10% of most deprived areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation. Only one grant per school in each academic year will be available. During the Covid- 19 outbreak schools shutdown, the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Programme will prioritise schools who remain open to vulnerable children and the families of key workers. For more information or to apply click here.

Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund:

Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund offers up to £1,000 for projects which aim to make a difference to the lives of residents and their communities. The fund is open to charities, residents’ groups and voluntary organisations. You can apply if you are a:

  • Community or residents group
  • Voluntary group
  • Social enterprise
  • Registered charity
  • School
  • Statutory organisation or parish/town council
  • Applicant groups must have a bank account, equal opportunities policy and constitution as a minimum. Projects must support one or more of the
  • priorities outlined in Santuary’s community investment strategy which are:
  • Employment, education, skills and training
  • Health and well-being
  • Community safety and infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion

For more information see the Sanctuary Housing website

The Forbes Foundation:

The Forbes Foundation provides financial support to children, and their families, who are in need, by reason of ill health, disability, and/or financial hardship within England and Wales but predominantly the North of England, by providing facilities, equipment and monetary grants. Support comes in many different shapes and sizes. For example it could be:

  • a financial contribution to much needed treatment
  • to provide life changing facilities to aid walking
  • to provide people with lots of helping hands to decorate a new room or create a sensory garden
  • to support talented and gifted children where financial hardship may be a barrier to maximising their potential.

For a copy of the foundations request form and to see if they can help, see here

Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Suppot Fund

Based in Bradford, the supermarket chain Morrisons has established the Morrisons Foundation to support local good causes across Great Britain. The Foundation Trustees have pledged support for the Homeless Support Fund, aiming to fund charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most. The Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation. For those who are sleeping rough or are in a crowded night shelter, it is impossible to self-isolate and maintain social distance. Applicants should:

  • Be registered with the Commission/OSCR for a minimum of one year and have filed their documents (ie trustee’s reports and financial accounts) on time.
  • Work directly with homeless people and provide support of one or more of the areas the fund cover.
  • Accept payment electronically over the phone (by credit card or BACS).
  • There is a total of £500,000 for this fund. Awards up to £10,000 are available. However, smaller requests will allow more charities to be supported from the fund.
  • Registered charities who care for the homeless can apply for support to cover the following broad areas:
  • Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials.
  • Delivery of services in hostels and shelters.
  • Information and advice.

Applications can be made here anytime.

The Yapp Charitable Trust:

The Yapp Charitable Trust has invited small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing.

For more information or to apply click here

Neighbourly Community Fund:

The Neighbourly Community Fund is offering grants of up to £400 to charities and community groups that are actively supporting communities affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Information and how to apply can be found here

Jill Franklin Charitable Trust:

The Trust has decided to focus its funding on deprived areas of Great Britain and, looks with particular favour at applications from the North of England and from Wales. Small charities are preferred, and simply prepared proposals are more likely to be accepted. Areas the Trust funds:

  • Grants are typically £1,000 for one to three years (except for church restoration which is normally £500), and the trust has five areas for which it is soliciting grant applications:
  • Self-Help groups, advice, training, and employment; to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers (parents etc.)
  • Organisations helping and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK
  • The restoration (not “improvement”) of churches of architectural importance (half a page in Pevsner’s Buildings). The church should be open to visitors every day
  • Local schemes to help prisoners to resettle, or to inhibit delinquency
  • Bereavement counselling.

For more information click here.

The Marsh Christian Trust:

The Trust looks to support organisations involved with:

  • Arts and heritage
  • Education and training
  • Environmental causes and animal welfare
  • Healthcare
  • Social welfare

The Trust focuses on providing funding which could help small organisations pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Their funding strategy is to provide long-term core funding for such costs, as we understand that many of the organisations we support depend on unrestricted income in order to meet their operating needs. Grants are unrestricted and range from £300 -£2,000, with new applications at the lower end of this scale. Applications are considered on the basis of the organisation’s financial position, performance against charitable aims and objectives and the ratio of voluntary income against fundraising expenses. The Trust aims to build long-standing relationships with successful applicants and, subject to an annual review, continue its support over time. For more information click here.

NSUN Covid-19 Fund:

NSUN launches new fund with grants up to £1000 to support peer support, community action and mutual aid for mental health during Covid-19. NSUN is administering a small fund to support user-led organisations (ULOs) and smaller, unconstituted community groups in England, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant. 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. More information available here.

Food for Life Get Togethers: Emergency COVID-19 Small Grants:

Food for Life Get Togethers bring people of all ages and from different backgrounds together through growing, cooking and connecting with good food, with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund. As part of their small grants offer, they have some emergency funding available to assist with community led responses centred around food and growing initiatives to spend within the next 3 months. The number of grants available is limited. They have 12 grants of approx. £1000 in each of their regional test and learn areas. For more information click here.

The Young Women’s Trust Emergency Fund:

The Young Women’s Trust has set up an Emergency Fund in response to the Coronavirus outbreak for young, low-paid women who will be the worst hit during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Fund will provide relief payments of £150 to young women ages 18-30. To help get money to the young women most in need, they are working with three charity partners. These partners will identify young women who can benefit and refer them to the Emergency Fund. Young women are not able to refer themselves directly to the fund. The Emergency Fund partners are Women’s Aid, Women’s Resource Centre and Women for Refugee Women. More information available here.

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund:

The £5 million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to anyone who needs it and who may be worried about their future. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. Additionally, grants will also support young people to diversify their business to respond to opportunities created by the crises. In conjunction with grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to any applicants who need it. For more information see The Princes Trust website.

Aviva Community Fund:

Small charities and constituted community groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily opening up the fund to projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Projects must still relate to one of Aviva’s key funding areas. The closing date for this funding round is the 28th July 2020. click here for more information.

Strengthening Civil Society programme: new funding to support civil society through the pandemic:

The Baring Foundation’s Strengthening Civil Society programme, which supports civil society to use the law to achieve social change, is launching three new funding streams to support grant holders and broader civil society to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding will run throughout 2020 and represents a commitment of up to £1,000,000 to supporting civil society at this time. There are three streams of funding, one of which is open to all (the other 2 are for current and previous grant holders, who will be contacted directly by the Foundation):

Supporting legal action related to Covid-19 – open to all

This fund will support legal action in all its forms – empowering, persuading, challenging – that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of Covid-19 and the response to the pandemic from public authorities, businesses, and communities. It is open to all registered charities, including current grantholders. Grants of up to £40,000 for one year are available for organisations with relevant and demonstrable legal expertise in the areas they work in and who have an annual income of less than £5m. Please see the Application Guidelines for full eligibility requirements. Deadlines are staggered throughout 2020. The first deadline is Midday on Thursday 28 May 2020. Subsequent deadlines are listed in the Application Guidelines. For more information go to their website.

Independent Age Grants Fund:

Independent Age have released £2 million of funding to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people that have been impacted heavily by COVID-19. Organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each. Application closing dates for the remaining funding rounds are detailed as follows:

  • Round 4 9am on 18 September

For more information click here.

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund:

This is a £25m emergency loan fund which will provide repayable finance to charities and social enterprises directly affected by the current crisis. The Fund offers loans of £100k-£500k, a loan term of a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years, is interest-free and fee-free for the first 12 months. For more information click here.

Asda Foundation Covid-19 Hygiene Grants:

Grants are available for care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters supporting residents/patients in facilities in the UK, who are struggling and unable to provide their own toiletries either through lack of funds or access to family support as a result of the current restrictions. For more information or to apply see their website.

Clinks – Covid-19 Response Fund:

Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system with under £500,000 annual income can apply now for grant funding to support their vital work during Covid-19. The pandemic has had a profound effect on voluntary organisations, the vast majority of which have had to reduce service provision or are adapting their services to deliver vital support to people in the criminal justice system. Clinks is pleased to be distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time. They want to hear from organisations with an existing relationship with HMPPS with under £500,000 annual income who are delivering, or have a track record of delivering, services to support people in prison, through-the-gate and in the community in the context of Covid-19. They‘re keen to hear from organisations working across the breadth of the voluntary sector in England and Wales including those delivering specialist services for people with protected characteristics. Organisations are also welcome to apply if they have previously offered support to HMPPS through the sector support mobilisation process to
adapt their service or deliver more support during the pandemic, whether they have been accepted, declined or are currently being considered. More information can be found here.

East Coast Community Fund:

Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups, parish and town councils, and local authorities for community projects that benefit the coasts of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. There are two levels of grants are available:

Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.

Main grants of between £5,001 and £50,000.

Groups can apply for both revenue and capital costs in the same application. For projects involving revenue costs, groups can apply for funding for up to two years. Grants awarded to cover salaries can be spread over a two-year period if necessary. Match funding is not required for small grant applications. Match funding of at least 20% is required for main grant applications. The funding can be used for:

  • Community buildings and facilities.
  • Capital improvement works to village halls, community centres, museums, heritage centres and community cafes.
  • Community activities and services.
  • Projects addressing health and wellbeing, social isolation, community cohesion and access to amenities.
  • Young and old people’s projects.
  • Projects providing support for local clubs and groups.
  • Environmental and public open space projects.
  • Projects involving parks, nature reserves, community growing schemes, and habitat/species conservation.
  • Sports, recreation and play.
  • Playgrounds, skate parks, indoor climbing walls, sports equipment and sports field drainage projects.

Click here for more information.

Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust:

Grants are available to registered charities and charitable organisations for any charitable purposes the Trustees think fit within the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area. Although no minimum or maximum level of grant is specified, grants of between £100 and £10,000 have been awarded in the past. The Trustees are unlikely to support the total cost of a project, therefore, applicants should be able to demonstrate that funds have been raised, or are in the process of being raised, from other sources. Registered charities and other charitable organisations based and operating in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area are eligible to apply. National charities may be considered if they work in the local area. Funding is not available for the following:

  • Political purposes
  • Religious purposes.
  • Individuals
  • Education

The funding can be used for both capital and revenue costs. The Trust meets twice a year to consider applications, in early May and early November. The deadline for applications each year is 20th April and 20th October. There is no application form instead applicants must write a letter of no more than 2 pages in length. More information can be found on their website.

The Joseph and Annie Cattle Trust:

This Trust is set up to help vulnerable people change their lives in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, by providing financial support. The aged, disabled and underprivileged are assisted wherever possible, as are children suffering from dyslexia. The Trust only works with charitable bodies or statutory authorities and we do not provide grants to individuals. There are two main types of application that they are looking to support:

Firstly, there are applications by charitable or statutory bodies on behalf of individuals or families. The application form must be completed by the charitable organisation/statutory body concerned and not the individual/family. Supporting papers should be attached where necessary. Secondly, there are applications for projects and work with the groups of people who are outlined in their key objective above. If you are applying from the Hull Area, you must first contact the Hull Advice team on 01482 300303 or e-mail More information can be found here.

The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund:

The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD. The Benevolent Fund is the Charity through which the Company directs its main charitable giving and the Charitable Grants Committee apply the income to support work in the following areas of interest:

  1. Supporting offenders and ex-offenders- Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. We will fund work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.
  2. Helping disadvantaged young people- The Trustees are keen to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. We normally define young people as being aged from 5 to 30 years.

They are especially interested in helping smaller organisations which offer direct services. Organisations must normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration. The Company will consider funding up to £15,000 per annum and will normally award a grant for one year only. To make sure grants of this size have an impact, they will not normally fund large organisations. The next deadline for applications is 31st July 2020. See their website for more information.

Safer Hull Partnership Crime Reduction Fund:

The Safer Hull Partnership is offering grants of up to £10,000 for projects that reduce crime or support victims of crime. The Hull Crime Reduction Fund is open to applications from not-for-profit groups across the city. The fund is administered by the Safer Hull Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Previously funding projects have included targeted crime prevention to vulnerable members of the community, youth engagement across the city, support and mentor-ship for those with criminal convictions to get into employment, and funding to support Neighbourhood Watch groups. More information is available here.

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust:

To apply for this grant round, you must meet the following criteria:

  • People aged 60 and over.

They will support projects that focus on the many complex issues that have arisen from the Covid 19 pandemic that address the specific needs of people aged 60 and over. Priority will be given to charities that work within BAME communities. Amount granted: £1,000. See the Trust website for more information.

Grassroots Endowment Fund:

The Grassroots/ Richard Weare Endowment fund is made up of donations to the Government-funded Grassroots Grants programme (2008-2011), which increased donations by 100%. The most significant contribution to the scheme was from The Richard Weare Charitable Trust, founded by the late Colonel Richard Weare JP DL. We are proud to honour this contribution in the grant scheme’s name. Today these two funds, together with other donations, have created a permanent endowment that will benefit our communities today and for years to come. Amount of Funding Available: Up to £3,000. Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from small mainly volunteer led, charities and voluntary and community groups with a total income of under £30k per annum (in the last reporting period) for projects that:

  • Support personal development, education or training
  • Assist groups providing care and support services to reduce social isolation.

More information is available here.

Positive Difference Fund:

Anglian Water is working with fifteen Community Foundations in the East of England, East Midland and Yorkshire to allocate their £1million Positive Difference Fund to support communities affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Charities and community organisations who are supporting vulnerable people who are isolated, considered high risk and in need of practical support can apply to their local Community Foundation. Half of the fund is being made available immediately, with the remaining half released later in the year to meet emerging needs from the fallout from the pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £5,000. Projects could include support for foodbanks, services which tackles homelessness, and which provide groceries and/or ready-made meals. Larger grants may be available for groups working in partnership. See their website for further information.

Tesco Bags of Help announces Final Deadline for COVID-19 Communities Fund

In April, Tesco responded to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities across the UK and to support organisational needs rather than fund specific projects. In order respond quickly to the emergency, a streamlined application and payment process was created to make it easier to get funds out quickly.

Funding is available to support a wide range of community groups, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups as part of their coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency response.

Groups must be constituted and be able to provide a copy of their governing document. The programme will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities.

Closing Date:
The final date to submit an application is 18 September 2020.

For further information visit:

Hope Beyond – Helping Communities to Build Resilience and a Brighter Future

In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies to enable them to meet changing needs within their communities and to adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Hope Beyond Programme are making grants of up to £50,000 available to help religious organisations implement new ways of working and introduce new and/or enhanced support and activities to meet changing need.

The Programme will look to address three themes: the issues of loneliness and isolation; growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing; and growing technological capability and resilience. Funding can be used for capital projects and some revenue costs.

Closing Date:
Applications can be made at any time.

For further information visit:

Sanctuary Housing Community Investment Fund (England – Various Locations)

Sanctuary Housing’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England, and is currently prioritising initiatives that are responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19.

Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities during the pandemic, including job losses, mental health, money management, social isolation, and health and wellbeing. Funding can also be used to help organisations adapt their service delivery such as moving services online, setting up household and medication delivery services, and distributing activity or food packs for vulnerable families. Interested organisations can discuss their project proposal by contacting Sanctuary Housing.

Closing Date:
No closing date – contact Sanctuary Housing directly to discuss application

For further information visit:

Emergency Funding for BAME Communities in England

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) charities and groups that are providing essential and emergency services to their communities can apply now for funding.
The Phoenix Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative will support a network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community.

Applications will be accepted from micro- and small-sized organisations that are led by representatives of BAME communities, work within BAME communities, have an annual operating budget of up to £100,000 per year, are located and work in England.

Closing Date:
The deadlines for applications is: 30 September 2020.

The decision-making committee will meet every two weeks to assess applications, and there will be four rounds of grant-making decisions. Funding will be available until the final deadline as decisions are NOT made on a first come, first served basis.

For further information visit:

More Than a Pub Programme Re-opens with £2.2m in New Funding for England

Community organisation in rural and urban England that want to take control of their local pub for the benefit of the local community can apply now for a support package.

Funded by Power to Change and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and led by the national charity, the Plunkett Foundation, this new £2.2 million round of ‘More than a Pub’, makes a range of support and funding available until December 2020.


Applications will be considered from organisations that are incorporated or intend to incorporate and which are using, or planning to use, one of the following legal forms:

  • Community Benefit Society
  • Co-operative Society
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Community Interest Company (large membership)

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted at any time and are assessed at Panel meetings on the second Thursday of every month. Applications must be submitted by the 28th of the previous month.
The programme will run from 19 August to December 2020.

For further information visit:

The RB Small Grant Programme £500 to $5000

This is a new grant programme looking to support local groups that understand their community. RB is driven by its purpose to protect, heal and nurture in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world.


We welcome applications from:

  • voluntary groups
  • registered charities
  • constituted groups, sports clubs
  • companies limited by guarantee
  • Community Interest Companies.

Organisations must be registered on Beecan to evidence eligibility by providing governing documents and accounts (if operating for more than 12 months). Support will be provided during application process and if a conditional grant offer is made.

This grant programme cannot support statutory bodies, schools, profit making businesses, individuals, sole traders and organisations that distributes profits to shareholders and Directors.

Closing Date:

Not mentioned

For further information, visit:

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Covid-19 Frontline Women’s Fund

The COVID-19 Frontline Women’s Fund is being delivered by Smallwood Trust, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund has committed almost £500,000 to the fund, which will be used to provide support to organisations that are working with women most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the pandemic.


Organisations will be able to apply if:

• They are supporting women who experience disproportionate challenges and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis; and

• They are providing services and support for vulnerable women, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Priority will be given to organisations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women.

Closing date:

Deadline is 16th November 2020 with decisions to be announced in early December 2020.

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Women’s Sector Resilience Fund

The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund has been created with the support of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to safeguard the vital frontline jobs and support services of women’s organisations that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in England.

Funds are for women’s organisations and services that are supporting women aged 18+ whose poverty has been exacerbated by the pandemic or those that have been pushed into new poverty and financial hardship.


This Fund is open to:

  • Grants to support organisations providing services and support for vulnerable women, for which there is increased demand as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
  • Grants to support organisations supporting women who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
  • Grants to support organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to Covid-19

Priority will be given to organisations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women.

Organisations must have an annual income of less than £1 million.

Closing date:

10th of November

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