COVID-19 Funding

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

 

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.

Link: https://www.sport.wales/beactivewalesfund/

 

Carers Emergency Grant

How much: up to £300

The scheme is specifically for unpaid carers. Awards will be made based on the applicants level of need. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Link: https://www.ctsew.org.uk/carers-emergency-grants

 

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

Link: /support-for-groups/funding-for-groups/gvs-funding

 

Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund

The Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund is to provide relief to national children’s charities that provide services to safeguard vulnerable children and that have financially suffered due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

In recognition of this heightened risk, this funding aims to ensure national charities can continue to provide or enhance services that safeguard children and protect them from harm, including from risks and threats:

  • from child sexual exploitation and abuse
  • serious violence
  • criminal exploitation (including county lines)
  • peer/relationship abuse
  • online harm and substance abuse

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vulnerable-children-national-charities-strategic-relief-fund/vulnerable-children-national-charities-strategic-relief-fund-prospectus

 

Small Grants Scheme for Vale Village Halls and Community Centres

How much: up to £200

The grant can be used to purchase capital items for your Community Facility tohelp support you in your preparations for re-opening. For example, you may wish to install signage relating to social distancing, hand gel dispensers. It could also go towards the printing of leaflets and flyers to publicise the fact that you are getting ready to open as and when you are able to do so. 

To be eligible you must satisfy the following brief criteria: 

  • Be based in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • Have a constitution or similar governing document
  • Working for the benefit of your local community 

Link: /news/2020/06/small-grants-scheme-for-vale-of-glamorgan-village-halls-and-community-centres

 

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

Link: https://www.moondancecovid19relieffund.com/

 

Independent Age Grants Fund

How much: between £5000 - £15000

The coronavirus has changed life for everyone in the UK, but older people are amongst the hardest hit. In response, our trustees have decided to release £2 million from Independent Age’s own funds to help smaller organisations across the UK who are working with some of the older people hardest hit by the virus.

We have decided to begin by supporting work with two groups of older people, who can too easily miss out:

  • Older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations
  • Older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind

Link: https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

 

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.

Link: https://wcva.cymru/new-active-inclusion-fund-for-covid-19/

 

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.

Link:https://childscharitabletrust.org/emergency-funding/

 

PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund

How much: up to £750

Designed for music creators experiencing hardship from loss of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This fund helps UK music creators to do what they do best, using a new model to support music making, however that looks

The grant can be spent on anything that enables music creators to continue to create exceptional new music. This includes using support to adapt and sustain careers by covering lost income, supporting your costs or cash-flow.

Link: https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/all-career-levels/sustaining-creativity-fund/

 

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.

Link: https://rankfoundation.com/covid-19-update/

 

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.

Link: https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/grant-programme/

 

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.

Link: https://www.willcharitabletrust.org.uk/covid-19.htm

 

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.

Link: https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/covid-19-response/

 

Morrisons: COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

How much: up to £10000

The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.

Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply for support to cover three broad areas:

  • Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials
  • Delivery of services in hostels and shelters
  • Information and advice

Link: https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/

 

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

 

Heritage Emergency Fund

How much: £3000 - £50000

As a National Lottery distributor, we are prioritising urgent funding in the heritage sector. We want to safeguard heritage sites and organisations we have previously invested in to ensure they are not lost to the public.

To apply for the Heritage Emergency Fund, you must be:

  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a current or previous recipient of a grant directly from us
  • an owner, manager or representative of heritage, or be able to show you have delivered participatory heritage activity

Link: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund

 

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.

Link: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/

 

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’

Link: https://wcva.cymru/funding/social-investment-cymru/third-sector-resilience-fund-for-wales/

 

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

Link: https://communityfoundationwales.org.uk/grants/wales-coronavirus-resilience-fund/

 

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.

Link: https://wcva.cymru/funding/volunteering-wales-grants-scheme/

 

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

Link: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/