BBC Children in Need have launched the Covid-19 Next Steps Grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000 to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.The deadline for applications to this programme is the 1st July 2020.
UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects that will support the most vulnerable and strengthen local communities through the Nationwide Community Grant.
Sport England has launched a new programme to support innovative projects that reduce inequalities and help those most affected by the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) to get active. The funding element of the programme will consist of a grant of up to £50,000 from a total funding pot of £1 million. The closing date for applications is the 24th June 2020.
Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to £25,000 will be available to address problems or commission surveys necessary to inform urgent repairs and maintenance of historic sites and buildings. The deadline for expressions of interest is midnight on 28th June 2020.
In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has launched two new emergency Covid-19 grants: Hygiene Grants which focus on personal hygiene dignity, and supporting residents/patients in facilities who are unable to provide their own toiletries. Applications will be accepted from care homes, hospices, hospitals and homeless shelters; and the Healthy Holiday Grant which would normally hold summer holiday activities to ensure children have a hot meal. Grants of up to £500 are available per group, and up to £1,125 per store.
The UK Government in collaboration with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched phase 2 of its Emergency Surplus Food Grant. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to help with capital and revenue costs such as costs for transporting the surplus food or any increased demand and capacity issues. The deadline for applications has been extended to the 3rd July 2020.
Rosa, which is a grant making charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that it is making grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist women’s organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities, schools, army units and bases projects that support people from the Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The closing date for applications is noon on the 30th June 2020.
The aim is to help charities and not-for-profit organisations deliver better services for their communities through technology. The £230,000 Explore programme will provide grant funding of £5,000 for individual organisations or £7,500 for collaborative projects. The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 22nd June 2020.
£7m funding package for targeted help to young people and their families most affected by coronavirus
Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system with under £500,000 annual income can apply now for grant funding to support their vital work during Covid-19. Clinks expects to provide grants of £3,000 – £5,000. No organisation will be granted more than £20,000.
The Active Communities Funding Programme aims to close the gap between those communities which experience the worst health. Grants of £5,000 – £25,000 per year for two years are available. The deadline is June 24, 01:00 pm#
Free technology for people with Learning Disabilities to cope during Coronavirus Outbreak.
Black Country Women’s Aid is an independent charity which has supported survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in the West Midlands for 30 years.
A new £600 million Infection Control Fund has been introduced to tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in care homes.
children and young people in the UK.
If you know of or are concerned about any child/ children suffering in households where there is domestic abuse, you can get advice, live Chat our staff and report abuse to us using this link.
The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing.
If you run a front-line food aid charity in England, you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help you continue to provide food to the vulnerable. You can apply for funding as a group of charities to meet the criteria for applications.
£6-million for those supporting the defence community affected by the coronavirus. Elderly veterans, those struggling with mental and physical health, and service children among organisations eligible for funding can apply from Tuesday 12 May.
There is £5m available for the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund.
This charity helps people Go Nice Places, Do Good Things. However, recent global events call for a shift of focus over the coming months. They are now prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis. Grants of up to £500 are available.
ACE awards funds from the National Lottery, they are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of their funding, to help alleviate pressure on them as best we can.
Small charities and constituted community groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent.
An ambitious £100 million programme of loans and investment to help get much-needed emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cadent Foundation, a new charitable foundation funded by the UK’s biggest gas network, has committed £240,000 to help food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network as they seek to support people affected by coronavirus.
Small Business Grant Fund/ Reail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund: Guidance for business.
The guide gives details of what support you might be able to claim now if you’re employed, self-employed or a gig economy worker. This guide will look at your rights to sick pay, changes to claiming your benefits and what it means for travel. Free debt help and advice locator. Universal credit help to claim.
The Government have launched several campaigns to support people during the current crisis:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings.
Guidance for healthcare and other organisations.
People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope.
Advice and guidance for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The government has today published an action plan to support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Visas extended to 31 May for individuals who are currently unable to return home at the end of their visa due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 A simple set of traffic light style posters that will help your community to recognise your household’s status to Covid-19 infection and indicate your need for help and general public information posters
Culture at your fingertips from home: across the UK, arts organisations, museums and theatres are unveiling innovative digital plans to ensure culture and creativity is accessible for all.
COVID-19 advice for accommodation providers: Guidance and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK.
COVID-19 essential travel guidance; guidance and advice to avoid non-essential travel in the UK.
The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.
How businesses can offer services, funds and volunteers to civil society during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A range of information providing guidance for employees, employers and businesses.
Changes to the DBS system during COVID-19.
Information regarding furloughing staff.
Online resources and workshops available for free.
Working with the Good Things Foundation, BT are supporting older and vulnerable people and those with low or no digital skills to stay in contact with family and friends, to keep up to date, and to be healthy during the spread of the coronavirus.
Share Your COVID-19 Stories: use this platform to share charity stories on how you have managed to be more digital at this time. No matter how big or small, these stories could help another charity in your situation.
Need help coping with COVID-19? Use this platform to ask your questions or to find answers to questions asked by others.
COVID-19: Are you set up for remote working?
How to get started with Digital Fundraising amidst COVID-19: follow the link for great advice on podcast for charities looking to get started with digital fundraising amidst COVID-19.
Business Continuity Planning support.
Coronavirus: ‘Unprecedented’ number of scams linked to virus, click on the image link to learn ‘How to avoid being scammed’.
Info for those charities receiving funding and understanding that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.
Coronavirus funding updates, as received from the research team. The page contains links to coronavirus funding programmes and more to help you.
Follow the link to learn more about the Do It Differently COVID-19 Fund.
Your local community response to COVID-19 Coronavirus – a friendly service for vulnerable people and families.
Coronavirus and charity funding: details of initiatives like the new National Emergencies Trust appeal and promises of support from grantmakers.
New procurement guidance in response to Covid-19: implications for charities.
For charity trustees that are grappling with difficult decisions at the moment, NCVO governance lead Dan Francis has gathered together some key resources to help your board.
Croner’s free HR helpline is now available for all voluntary sector organisations. Call 0844 561 8133 and state the name of your organisiation.
This is an on-demand webinar, NCVO evaluation services team head Sally Cupitt explains why rather than putting it aside, continuing with your evaluation work can help you make the best decisions for your charity during the crisis.
Contingency planning and financial implications for your charity including insurance, managing finances and what to expect from funders.
Information on insurance, board meetings, finance etc.
People can now refer themselves for help from an NHS volunteer.
NHS Coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS managers
ACAS employment advice during COVID-19.
What charities need to know during the covid-19 crisis.
Covid-19: Charities can ask for extensions on filing annual returns.
What funding is available to charities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Opportunities for public and voluntary organisations to help Jobcentre Plus move people off benefits and into employment.
Range of information for charities – to include volunteering during COVID-19.
A quick guide for managers and care staff in care homes including an interactive web page for helping to prevent infection.