Although we have taken the decision to stop our daily news bulletin to focus on our Covid 19 response, we will still be producing the regular funding bulletins. During this uncertain time, we hope it will be useful to share the funding opportunities available.

Covid 19 specific:

The Charities Aid Foundation has launched an emergency fund that will offer grants of up to £10,000 to groups including charities and social enterprises with incomes of less than £1m.
Organisations can apply for unrestricted funding for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas.  You must be able to describe how an emergency grant will improve the situation for your organisation and community.
CAF aims for grants to be paid for successful organisations within 14 days of application.

Comic Relief is supporting the organisations that it funds as they adapt and respond to the massive challenges around Coronavirus. Some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to Covid 19, who are able to reach some of the most vulnerable people, likely to be affected.

Co-op will be donating £1.5 million worth of food to FareShare, who support over 11,000 charities and community groups including food banks. The £1.5 million of essential food products will be split amongst FareShare’s 23 regional centres and then supplied to a network of local community groups across the country.


Neighbourly have launched a series of small grants to existing members whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.


Standard Life Foundation will be making funding available for work directly related to the pandemic, addressing specific challenges and helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK.


In the pipeline (more info to follow when we have it):
Social Investor Big Society Capital is looking to set up an emergency loan fund to charities. The fund will pool resources from a range of social lenders and is expected to amount to £100m.



The Tampon Tax 2020/2021
Grants starting at £1 million for UK not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls.
Deadline 31st May 2020
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The Lawrence Atwell’s Charity Grants for individuals are offering grants of up to £1500 for young people aged 16 to 26 from low-income backgrounds in England to help them gain vocational, accredited qualifications in order that they can move into employment.
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Magic Little Grants 2020 is giving charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500 for projects that will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.
Deadline 31st October 2020.
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