COVID-19 - Funding/Grants

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   Funding & Grants
 £1m John Lewis and Waitrose
 £5 Million Loneliness COVID-19 Grant Fund (Now closed)
 Art Fund_ - for public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives.
 Arts Council (Multiple open funds available)
 Aviva Community Fund - to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs (Opened for new round of applications)
 Barclays' 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme (Now closed)
 Barclays Community Aid Package
 Barrow Cadbury Trust COVID-19 Support Fund - supporting the migration charity sector in England, with £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and asylum seekers.
 BBC Children in Need - Grants up to £80,000 to deliver support for children and young people. (Fund reopening soon – check website for updates)
 Big Local Pot of Gold ( North Warwickshire and Nuneaton)
 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.
 Cadent Foundation - Charities and community groups can apply for individual grants of between £100 and £100,000 as a new foundation. (Now closed)
 Care Workers Charity - hardship grants available for Care Workers.
 Charities Aid Foundation - offering one-off grants of up to £10,000 to small charities and social enterprises that are struggling during the current crisis. (Now closed)
 Clinks’ COVID-19 Response Grants - Clinks, which supports charities working in the criminal justice system, is administering a small grants programme on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS).
 Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund
 Comic Relief - funds will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus.
 Comic Relief: Change Makers – funding for organisations ‘that will make a significant contribution to their sector’, with 20% of the funding ring-fenced for BAME organisations and communities. (Deadline - Saturday, 28th August 2020)
 Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Grants - open to groups delivering against Comic Relief's four themes of gender justice, mental health, homelessness and early childhood development - to enable the group to provide emergency relief in their communities.  
 Community Match Challenge - successful applications (in the £5m-£20m range) will be matched by philanthropists, foundations and grant making organisations. They expect awards to be made principally to charitable grant makers providing aid to small and medium sized charities.
 Coronavirus Community Support Fund - to increase community support to vulnerable people and to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises. (Deadline - Monday, 17th August)
 Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (Paused)
 COVID-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS) - grants of up to £100,000 for community-led organisations facing financial difficulties as a result of the lockdown.
 COVID-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund – For charities who rescue and rehome equines.
 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: Food Charities Grant Fund - Front-line food charities are now eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help them continue to provide food to vulnerable people during the Coronavirus crisis. (Now closed)
 Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund (Now closed)
 Domestic Abuse Survivors and Survivors of Sexual Violence - £30 million (Now closed)
 ESF Community Grants - Grants are available to support small and voluntary organisations for local initiatives to help unemployed people advance towards employment, education and training.
 Family Fund - government announced £37 million for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England.
 Football Foundation: Club Preparation Fund – helping football clubs to reopen in line with COVID-19 hygiene and social distancing guidelines. (Now closed)
 Greggs Foundation - funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs. (Currently paused)
 Heart of England Community Foundation Coronavirus Funds - A variety of grants are available.
 Heritage Emergency Fund (Now closed)
 Historic England (Now closed)
 Homeless Link: COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund
 Independent Age Grants Fund - reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
 Kenilworth Lions - Pride of Lions Community Grants Scheme
 LandAid Covid-19 Emergency Fund - The fund is open to applications for grants of up to £10,000 for immediate relief of the effects of the COVID-19 crisis (only open to current partners).
 LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund - An upcoming fund, sign up to register your interest. 
 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. Localgiving have announced they will support projects that help people to stay active during social distancing, such as online fitness classes delivered via video conferencing software or Youtube.
 Masonic Charitable Foundation - Masonic Charitable Foundation has opened the Freemasons’ COVID-19 Community Fund.
 National Lottery Awards For All (Deadline - Monday, 17th August 2020)
 Nationwide Community Grants - Apply for up to £50,000 to help those that need it most, find a place fit to call home. (Now closed)
 Natwest Social and Community Capital (Now closed)
 Neighbourly - micro-grants of up to £400 ( Closed to new applicants)
 Places of Worship: Protective Security Funding Scheme – funding for places of worship for security to protect against hate crime.
 Police and Crime Commissioner (Warwickshire): COVID-19 Recovery Fund (Now closed)
 People’s Postcode Lottery - a variety of grants available for ‘local charities and good causes’ (Deadline - Wednesday, 19th August 2020)
 Serco Foundation - Coronavirus Community Support Fund The Foundation is particularly keen to offer grants to organisations supporting the elderly, the vulnerable and those affected by school closures.
 Sport England: Community Emergency Fund (Temporarily paused)
 Sport England Grants - Up to £50.000 for ready to go projects to reduce inequalities. Now closed)
 Support for Health Charities - £22 million - Support for health charities including mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities.
 Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund
 The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - charities will still need to have an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over.
 The British Muslim COVID-19 Fund - this fund is to help charities, organisations and voluntary groups in the UK irrespective of faith affected by the impact of COVID-19. (Currently paused)
 The Clothworkers' Foundation: Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) (Now closed)
 The COVID-19 Impact Programme for Armed Forces Communities (Closed)
 The Edward Gostling Foundation supports charitable organisations that work with people living with a mental and/ or physical disability or long term illness. (Now reverting to normal grant process)
 The Leathersellers' Company - available to UK registered charities supporting the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless, provision of food and essential supplies, victims of domestic violence, nursing care to vulnerable patients. (Closed to new applicants)
 The Local Digital C-19 Challenge – funding for digital projects helping authorities in England with their COVID-19 recovery efforts (Now closed)
 The Morrisons Foundation - The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most. 
 The Schroder Charity Trust  - grants up to £5000 for supporting a range of issues
 The Will Charitable Trust - The Will Charitable Trust has made emergency funding available to charities who have previously received grants from them.
 Think Active: Tackling Inequalities Fund (Currently paused)
 VINCI UK Foundation COVID-19 Fund (Presently paused)
 Vulnerable Children - £34.15 million - Support work to safeguard vulnerable children including children with disabilities, those who are critically ill, care leavers and children in the early years.
 Warwick District Council Community Economic Recovery Fund
 Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils - Community Grant Fund for WALC Members
 Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner COVID-19 Recovery Fund (Now closed)
 Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner - support domestic abuse and sexual violence victims’ services. (closed)
 Western Power: In This Together - Community Matters Fund (Now closed)
 West Midlands Police (Now Closed)
 WRAP Emergency Surplus Food Grant: Phase 2 - to fund capital and revenue costs for organisations who can redistribute surplus food from retailers, wholesalers, and food manufacturers, to people in need or those considered vulnerable.
 Young Women’s Trust - an Emergency Fund in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. (Now closed)
 Youth Futures Foundation - for organisations working with young people aged 14–24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work.
 Youth Music Network: Youth Music Emergency Fund (Now closed)
Further resources
 Directory of Social Change (DSC): Coronavirus Funding Updates 
 Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)
 NCVO: Funding opportunities for charities
 Funding & Financial support for businesses

 Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)

​ A new Coronavirus business hub is available on GOV.UK. The hub is the first point of call for people seeking government information on support for business.

 North Warwickshire Borough Council - Coronavirus - business advice
 Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council - Coronavirus information for businesses
 Rugby Borough Council - Support for business
 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council - Business
 Stratford-on-Avon District Council - Business & Enterprise
 Warwick District Council - Coronavirus information for businesses

If you require advice or support with funding your group or project please contact your local Warwickshire CAVA Funding and Group Development Officer.

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