EXTERNAL FUNDING (20-4-2020) Covid-19 Crisis Response

SPECIFIC FUNDING

  • Birmingham City Council

Grants up to £10,000 for community grants to help children and families

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/Covid19CYPF

  • Greggs Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

Grants up to £500 for food parcel support

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/?mc_cid=33a4718109&mc_eid=e1e7976521

  • Halifax Foundation

Grants from £1,000 – £50,000 for Community Group Activities and Benefits (Covid-19 activities prioritised)

   https://supportingcommunities.org/funding-news-1/2020/3/27/covid-related-applications-designed-to-support-the-      community-at-this-time-of-crisis-will-be-prioritised-and-turned-around-as-quickly-as-possible?mc_cid=33a4718109&mc_eid=e1e7976521

  • Antonio Carluccio Foundation

Grants up to £10,000 to agencies operating in the food industry

https://antoniocarlucciofoundation.org/covid-19-response/

  • Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust – COVID Early Years Preventative Work

Grants up to £5,000 for charities working with children 0-3 -year olds – Closing date 28th April

https://sylvia-adams.org.uk/

  • Persimmon – Community Champions

   Grants up to £1000 to support the over 70’s

   https://www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions?mc_cid=33a4718109&mc_eid=e1e7976521

  • HEART OF ENGLAND – £1,500

Name of Fund: Coronavirus Resilience Fund

https://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coronavirus-resilience-fund/

  • John Lewis Partnership (UK)

Name of Fund: Community Support Fund (details ongoing)

https://waitrose.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/12169

  • Arts Council England

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Support to organizations and individuals (details ongoing)

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

  • Heritage Emergency Fund (three to six-month duration)

Organizations can access over the next three-six months as short-term funding to stabilize operations and manage       unforeseen risks.

https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update

  • Sport England Emergency Fund

To help community sport and physical activity organizations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund

  • Cloth Workers Foundation

Small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services

https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/

  • Cadent Foundation –

CLOSES 31st May – (open for general community projects including Covid 19 activities)

https://cadentgas.com/cadent-foundation/

  • Crisis Homeless Fund

Grants of £5,000 for short term responses & £50,000 for long term needs on expansion or change in service delivery

https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/in-this-together/emergency-grants-fund/

  • Elton John Aids Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund (Closing date 23rd April)

Aims to support lifesaving interventions to help mitigate adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV response efforts

http://ejaf.org/Docs/COVID19_EmergencyFund_RfP.pdf   

  • Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust

           Grants to help parents & carers who have worked in the UK. fashion or textile industry & whose household income has reduced due to coronavirus outbreak

           https://www.ftct.org.uk/support-for-families-affected-by-coronavirus

  • Help Musicians UK

Applications of £500. to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians are currently facing due to their mounting household expenses.

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu?fbclid=IwAR2U6ED9ZZ9MtjfVeHODR4ZEr2SbrK87oScTeF_Gpt-Ktqka5F5jBp7N5uU

  • Princes Trust and Natwest

To help young entrepreneurs (18-30) across the UK to keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/news-views/princes-trust-natwest-enterprise-relief-fund

  • Tesco’s Bags of Help – Covid 19 Communities Fund

£500 for organocations that support vulnerable residents

https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-cv-fund/

  • Thomas Pocklington Trust – Emergency Covid19 Support

Charities dealing with blind or partially sighted clients. Grants up to £10,000 to include new initiatives or core costs up to two months running costs

https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund-for-the-sight-loss-sector/

  • LeatherSellers Company

Grants up to £3,000 for projects on homelessness, food provision, domestic abuse, nursing care

https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/

  • The Yap Charitable Trust

Grants up to £3,000 for Charities with an income below £40,000 per annum

https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/

  • Local Giving

Grants up to £500 for organizations to provide physical activity (including remotely)

 https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/

  • Neighbourly Fund

Only open to current Neighbourly Members. Grants up to £400 for neighborhoods affected by the Covid Virus

https://www.neighbourly.com/NeighbourlyCommunityFund

  • The Raft Foundation

Only Open to current recipients. Grants up to £5,000 to enable group resilience through the current crisis

https://www.thefore.org/news/covid-19-response-help-for-small-charities-and-social-enterprises/

  • Standard Life Foundation

Only Open to current recipients (or previous applicants) Grants from £5,000+ on financial inclusion

https://www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/funding/coronavirus_funding

  • Youth Futures Foundation

Ongoing, long term support for youth employment. Grants for £30,000- £800,000

https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/grants/

The biggest of the local funders such as Big Lottery / Sport England / Tudor Trust / Esmee Fairbairn/ Henry   Smith / Comic Relief, have all offered assurances that their funding will be flexible in the current crisis. Groups in receipt of funding should contact their respective Project Officers


ADVICE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS AND CHARITIES

  • NCVO

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus?carousel

  • CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL AID FOR BUSINESSES

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses 

  • FINANCIAL LOANS

NAT WEST – Loans up to £5,000,000 interest free for first 12 months   https://www.business.natwest.com/business/support-centre/service-status/coronavirus.html

BIG SOCIETY CAPITAL- – £100m to be released

https://bigsocietycapital.com/


TO BE REVIEWED

  • Martin Lewis £1,000,000 CURRENTLY CLOSED (POTENTIAL FOR A SECOND ROUND DEPENDING ON NEW DONATIONS)

https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020/03/i-m-making-p1m-available-to-fund-urgent-small-charity-coronaviru/

  • CAF Coronavirus Fund – Applications up to £10,000

https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

  • Youth Music Network

To offer additional support to music making organizations. Grants up to £10,00 (first round closing date 9th April)

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-launches-emergency-fund

  • UFI Charitable Trust (UK)

Name of Fund:  VocTech Now (To assist Vocational Training Providers to Digital   – Closing date – 6th April 2020                https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

https://www.ufi.co.uk/voctech-now-guidelines

GENERAL ADVICE & SUPPORT

  • WM Funders Network

                        http://wmfn.org.uk/

  • LOCALITY

                       https://locality.org.uk/services-tools/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-support/ 

  • NCVO

                       https://www.ncvo.org.uk/

       Neighbourhood Development and Support Unit

       20-04-2020


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Christine

Christine

I am the Support Officer of NECN and also work part-time as Diocesan Secretary of Birmingham Mothers' Union. I volunteer as a lay Bus Chaplain with NX West Midlands and accompany people as a Prayer Guide making retreats in daily life with an association called Manresa Link.

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