Coronavirus: Funding Opportunities

Details and links to emergency funding for charities – UK wide, regional, global, Government financial support, specialist funding and platforms

UK Wide Funders

  1. Asda – has donated £5m to its partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust. This will provide over 4 million meals to families in poverty, as well as more than 3000 charities access to free food over the next 3 months
  2. Arts Council England – announces coronavirus crisis plan to compensate out-of-pocket artists and institutions. Funding conditions suspended for at least 3 months and advance payment of grant funding to assist cash flow
  3. Cavell Nurses’ Trust – additional funding for grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills
  4. Comic Relief – some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline. Support for grantees through adapting activities, reviewing timeframes, or re-budgeting remaining funds
  5. Co-op – £1.5 million of essential food products to FareShare’s 23 regional centres, and then supplied to a network of local community groups across the country
  6. Indigo Trust – has donated £1m to the Trussell Trust for food banks
  7. John Lewis & Waitrose – launched a £1m Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities, and a support fund to aid staff facing additional costs as a result of the pandemic
  8. Make A Difference Trust – small pockets of financial assistance to those in theatre experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to theatre closures as a direct result of Government advice aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus
  9. Martin Lewis – has made £1m available to fund urgent coronavirus grants of £5k to £20k to small registered UK charities – community aid, financial advice help and more – to help with specific UK coronavirus-related poverty relief projects. His hope is to get the money is distributed within the next couple of weeks. Applications close midnight 25 March.  Apply online
  10. Neighbourly – micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak
  11. The National Emergencies Trust – help those most effected by the outbreak. They collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster
  12. Sport England – exploring a number of ideas, for example opening up applications to our Small Grants scheme to those that have lost income and extensions of existing grants to those who have a critical funding shortfall