COVID-19 - Funding/Grants

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

   Funding & Grants (Last update 07.09.21)
 Allchurches Trust (UK): Hope Beyond Fund - In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies.
 Alpkit Foundation - Supporting grass-roots direct action projects that tackle the community response to COVID-19.
 Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (UK) - Force for Change Programme Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities.
 Art Fund (UK): Reimagine Grants Scheme - To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.
 Asda Foundation (UK)- Bringing Communities Back Together Fund - The Asda Foundation has launched a new grant to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK during July, August and September. 
 Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - The trust is providing grants of up £1,000 to registered UK charities working in areas that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The current grant round is focused on combating homelessness, and priority will be given to projects supporting BAME communities.
 Barclays Community Aid Package
 Big Local Pot of Gold ( North Warwickshire and Nuneaton)
 British Gas Energy Trust - Grants for those struggling to pay off their gas or electricity debt. The grant programme for the 2021/2022 scheme will re-open on the 1st July 2021 for new applications.
 BT Small Business Support - Helping small businesses go cashless, obtain ethernet connections and supporting tech start-ups.
 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.
 Central England Co-operative (Central England) - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund will provide immediate financial support. Grants of between £100 to £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to employees and members of Central England Co-operative for projects which help local communities deal with the impact of COVID-19. of premises.
 Community Justice Fund - Access to Justice Foundation. 
 COVID-19 Support Fund - The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund to help support some of the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis. 
 COVID Local Support Grant - The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021.
 ESF Community Grants - £5,000 to £20,000 available to small and voluntary organisations to help unemployed people advance towards employment, education and training.
 Family Fund - If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, they might be able to help.
 Foyle Foundation - Variety of grant programmes.
 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 Fund - A variety of COVID-19 related funds now open.
 Hilden Charitable Fund - Sympathetic to funding general running, or core costs. 
 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).
 Lloyds Bank Foundation - Small and local charities in England and Wales helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 from Lloyds Bank  Foundation for England and Wales.
 Masonic Charitable Foundation - Masonic Charitable Foundation has opened the Freemasons’ COVID-19 Community Fund.
 National Lottery Awards For All - Now open to applications.
 Parish/Town Council’s – Check out your local Parish/Town Council web site to see if they run a grants scheme.
 Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Reopen their COVID fund.  
 Permission Community Champions - Grants of up to £1000 for ‘local good causes across the UK’.
 Rank Foundation: Re-imagining Day Hospice Services Fund - The Rank Foundation is inviting applications to their 2021 grants programme: Re-imagining Day
Hospice Services, aimed at re-opening Day Hospice care forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Rank Foundation - The COVID-19 Recovery Fund has been designed to support RankNet charities and social enterprises with urgent and immediate financial needs as a result of the pandemic.
 Return to Play: Active Together - An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together scheme. Organisations can apply for a maximum of £10,000.
 Severn Trent Covid Support - Charities and non-profit organisations can apply to be considered for a support grant of between £2,000 and £10,000.
 Sport England Grants – Variety of funds. Please check regularly as changing.
 Theatres Trust (UK) Small Grants Programme - Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works that make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure. The deadline for applications in this round is 5pm on the 8th November 2021.
 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 Schroder Charity Trust  - grants up to £5000 for supporting a range of issues
 The Volant Trust has announced that its COVID-19 Response Fund has re-opened for applications. The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 The Will Charitable Trust - The Will Charitable Trust has made emergency funding available to charities who have previously received grants from them.
 TURN2US Covid 19 Emergency Fund - Emergency grants of £500 to those in immediate financial hardship due to the pandemic.
 VINCI UK Foundation COVID-19 Fund 
 Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils - Community Grant Fund for WALC Members

COVID-19 Funding Applications
If you have ideas about how to work with your local community to help them stay safe and well during the coronavirus pandemic, funding support may be available. Priority groups include:

  • BAME

  • LD (Learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties)

  • Long-term Health Condition

  • Low Income Household

  • English not as First Language

  • Older People

  • Vulnerable People

  • Young People.

Email: or call 01926 731484 for further details.

Further resources
 Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)
 Find coronavirus financial support for your business – use online business support tracker (some applicable for Voluntary, community and charity organisations). 
 Funding & Financial support for businesses
 FinditinCW - the go-to resource for local businesses to access supply chain opportunities and a range of other B2B resources.

 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

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