Funding opportunities COVID-19

Please check this page on a regular basis, as updates will appear for all coronavirus funding opportunities.

Here is a Coronavirus guidance for the charity sector from the government.

  1. Cripplegate Foundation – Islington Community Chest Applications are accepted from organisations that support people who live, or who are in full-time education, in the Borough of Islington. This includes unregistered community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, companies limited by guarantee, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations. Deadline is 5th May 2020 at 12pm. Application form | Guidance for applications | More information here |
  2. Money Saving Expert 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. The applications close midnight 25 MarchApply online. (applications are closed)
  3. Good Things Foundation is delivering Make It Click to help 35,000 of these individuals gain the confidence and digital skills they need to thrive online – becoming regular, confident, capable and safe users of digital technology, achieving positive outcomes in life and work. They offer five different grant sizes: £1,250, £2,500, £5,000, £10,000 or £15,000. Apply for grant funding here | read full guidance here | Deadline is Friday 27th March 2020.  
  4. Neighbourly – micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.
  5. London Funders – £2m fund for organisations facing immediate financial pressures and uncertainty because of the coronavirus, including increasing demands for services, higher staff absences, fewer volunteers and lower donations.
  6. The National Emergencies Trust, established last year, launched its Coronavirus Appeal in partnership with the British Red Cross, with backing from the Duke of Cambridge. It will distribute money to charities and grassroots organisations.
  7. The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency.
  8. Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust has made changes to their application guidelines and processes for its Spring application round with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized charities, which may need extra assistance at this time.  Eligible projects are those that aim to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children, supporting early intervention and preventative work that will: improve the reach to targeted groups of 0–3 year olds; bring about improved defined outcomes for these targeted groups.  Grants will be paid as soon as possible after the closing date.
  9. Arts Council England will be providing £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals hit by the coronavrius. Application guidelines will be posted on their website on March 30th 2020.
  10. Youth Futures Foundation are providing the rolling grants programme which is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice. Funding will go to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. Take the Eligibility quiz
  11. Techforce19 is a new £500k fund for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.