The list below contains information on funding schemes that have been set up in response to the covid 19 outbreak. We will update this page as we become aware of additional funds.
Please be aware that there are other funding bodies that continue to offer grants. If you would like us to conduct a funding search on your behalf, please complete an online funding request: /support-for-groups/funding-for-groups/funding-search-enquiry
COVID 19 Impact Survey: If you haven't done so already, we'd be very grateful if you would take 2 minutes to fill in our short survey on how your organisation has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NCN3W6D
Track 2000 Covid Support Grant
How much: up to £15000
Funding for front line services that support people directly affected by Covid 19, particularly those combating hardship, loneliness, and suffering mental / physical health issues directly due to the virus pandemic.
Funding can be used for capital or revenue purposes.
Lockdown Business Fund
This is a fund to provide financial assistance to businesses that are facing operational and financial challenges caused by the national lockdown announced for Wales as a result of COVID-19.
The purpose of the fund is to support businesses with cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the restrictions put in place.
Connect and Flourish
How much: £500 - £150000
Connect and Flourish funds the development of collaborative proposals between organisations, individuals and creative professionals working together. We’re looking for exciting, ambitious projects that are artist led, audience or participant focused, and that engage and connect to the public.
We’re looking for projects that try to get to grips with the new conditions that we’re likely to find as we re-emerge from the Covid‑19 lockdown. We’re not talking about “business as usual” – instead, we have the opportunity to take a fresh look at how we can achieve a strong and resilient arts sector that properly reflects the fullest range of our country’s people and communities.
Barry Town Council Recovery Fund
How much: up to £1500
Barry Town Council is committed to helping Traders across Barry with the added expenses Covid-19 restrictions have placed on businesses; this fund will support new ways of working, can be used to instill confidence in shoppers and any other ideas that traders have which will boost the economy and their own business.
The Fund will also help community groups across Barry who have seen the effects of Covid-19 and aims to keep these groups running or help them to restart in a Covid-19 Safe environment.
Link: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Be Active Wales Fund
How much: £300 - £50000
The two main aims for the fund are:
- Protect clubs and community organisations or groups that are at immediate financial risk and need support
- Provide financial support to help prepare clubs and community organisations or groups to restart, respond to, or grow participation, in direct response to Covid-19.
Vale of Glamorgan: Small Grants Scheme
How much: Up to £500
Small grants are available up to a maximum of £75 for new groups that are not constituted and up to £500 for constituted groups. The grant can be used to purchase equipment for your group, to go towards printing leaflets and flyers or for any activity relating to benefit or support your community during this crisis.
To be eligible you must satisfy the following brief criteria:
- Be based in the Vale of Glamorgan
- Working in direct response to the COVID 19 outbreak
- Working for the benefit of your local community
The Moondance Foundation
We understand that these are challenging and uncertain times for the third sector with activities and services disrupted, new ways of working required, increased costs and sources of revenue diminished.
Grants are available for reigstered charities. We will consider applications for any of the following:
- Staff retention
- Current activities and services in jeopardy
- Evolution of services to adapt to the current crisis
Active Inclusion Fund for COVID-19
How much: up to £25000
WCVA has agreed with WEFO that a short, simplified round of AIF funding will be run for organisations already on the Approved Beneficiaries List (ABL), to support social inclusion and improved employability prospects. The funding will assist with measures taken to alleviate the crisis (that are not already funded by other sources), and support activities to build recovery after the emergency period ends.
Child's Charitable Trust
The Childs Charitable trust has introduced an Emergency Funding programme to support charities that are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the current pandemic. The trust particularly welcomes applications from Christian based organisations.
The Rank Foundation
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has launched two funds to help existing network and current grant recipients:
- The Emergency Fund is for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships;
- The Resilience Fund will provide grants to cover cashflow, fundraising and loss of income, and to help with increased demand for services.
Initially, funding will only be available to the Foundation’s RankNet members, but public access may be given at a later date.
Support Adoption for Pets
How much: up to £10000
Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Will Charitable Trust
How much: up to £5000
The trust is currently focussing on providing grants of up to £5,000 to charities in urgent financial need that have previously received support, so that they can concentrate on their response to the difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Further funds will be made available next month for potentially larger awards.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
How much: up to £20000
Through the Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten Programme the Trust will provide direct support to veterans in their communities to receive grants of up to £20,000 for projects focused on supporting veterans who are isolated and unable to access services or have limited social contact during the period of self-isolation and restrictions relating to the pandemic.
Violence agaist women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) 2020-21 capital fund
How much: Up to £50000 / Over £50000
The VAWDASV Capital Grant supports capital projects relating to violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV).
Due to current challenges faced by the VAWDASV Sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prioritised the funding to focus on the following projects:
- white goods for refuge and move on accommodation to ensure there is no risk of cross contamination if there are consequence from having to isolate due to the virus
- Beds and mattresses to ensure that there is sufficient beds for isolation or increase in demand for refuges
- indoor and outdoor play equipment due to school closures and social distancing resulting in loss of access to external playgrounds etc;
- IT equipment for children, young people and adults who have to study at home due to educational setting closures or to enable staff to keep in touch with victims/survivors or to enable those self-isolating in refuges to make contact with the outside world
- IT equipment to enable homeworking that will ensure VAWDASV services can still be provided remotely
- Protective provisions such as soap and hand sanitiser, which can be capitalised if are bought in bulk and follow the threshold for capitalisation. In order to qualify as capital expenditure, the threshold is £5,000 for Protective provision.
Link: Contact VAWDASV@gov.wales
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund
How much: £500
Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.
Typically, the fund will prioritise organisations;
- whose need for services has been disrupted – for example a food bank whose stocks are running low and need an immediate donation to enable the food bank to restock.
- require to put in place new services – for example charities setting up a new home service for the elderly who usually attend a monthly lunch club or a charity needing to set up a telephone service to support beneficiaries.
- Increased demand – a holiday hunger club needs more resources due to schools closing, or a children’s centre needs an additional temporary staff member.
Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales
How much: up to £75000
To help voluntary organisations stay in business, working with Welsh Government we’ve introduced the Third sector resilience fund for Wales to provide cash flow support to help organisations through the current crisis.
- This is a Wales-wide support fund for those affected by COVID19 and specifically tailored for the voluntary sector, to complement the various other schemes already announced here and UK-wide
- It is designed to ensure that voluntary sector organisations stay in business – it is an aid to survival
- It is not intended to duplicate provision offered elsewhere and applicants will be required to confirm that there is no ‘double funding’ taking place
- It is not about replacing lost income – it is about providing sufficient funds to cover essential expenditure not covered by any residual income or by other supportive interventions. ‘The funding of last resort’
Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund
How much: £500 - £5000
This fund has been established to assist groups and organisations that are adapting their services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Primarily, we will provide support for the following (this is not an exhaustive list):
- activities that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc)
- Ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
- support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger
- community response coordination• volunteer costs for those responding to the effects of the pandemic
- additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
- additional help as required for emotional and mental health needs and bereavement support
Voluntary Services Emergency Fund
How much: £10000 - £100000
Grants will support not for profit organisations working at a community scale up to a national level in Wales. The purpose of this fund is to enable those providing vital support to groups such as: people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc so that they can be supported during this time.
Funding can be used for smaller capital or revenue expenditure including consumable (for example PPE); however, the request must fit in with the grant aims of maintaining or increasing voluntary services for vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
National Lottery Community Fund
How much: Up to £10000 / £10000+
This fund will now prioritise funding for organisations and community groups that are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. This will include:
- Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
- Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19
- Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19