24 sources of UK-wide funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

With an acknowldgement to Clarity CIC for flagging the following listing up, and the Charity Excellence Framework for coming up with the funding providers below, the following are all UK funders who are allocating specific funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Asda – has donated £5m to its partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust. This will provide over 4 million meals to families in poverty, as well as more than 3000 charities access to free food over the next 3 months. 
2. Arts Council England – emergency funding package and Support for funded organisations and individuals announced.
3. Authors Emergency Fund – professional authors who are resident in the UK or British subjects – including all types of writers, illustrators, literary translators, scriptwriters, poets, journalists and others.
4. Big Society Capital – plans emergency £100m loan fund for charities.
5. Cadent Foundation – Midlands, North West England, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London. Committed £240k to the Trussell Trust last week, ready to support other worthy causes.
6. Care Workers Crisis Grants – grants to care workers.
7. Cavell Nurses Trust – additional funding for grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills.
8. Comic Relief – some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline. Support for grantees through adapting activities, reviewing timeframes, or re-budgeting remaining funds.
9. Co-op – £1.5 million of essential food products to FareShare’s 23 regional centres, and then supplied to a network of local community groups across the country.
10. Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund – established with a £1m donation from Netflix for anyone impacted in the industry by shutdown.
11. Greggs Foundation – funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs.
12. Help For Musicians – guidance and hardship fund.
Hospitality Industries Funders – various, those without work as a result of coronavirus lockdown in the UK.
13. Indigo Trust – has donated £1m to the Trussell Trust for food banks.
14. John Lewis & Waitrose – launched a £1m Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities, and a support fund to aid staff facing additional costs as a result of the pandemic.
15. Make A Difference Trust – small pockets of financial assistance to those in theatre experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to theatre closures as a direct result of Government advice aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus.
16. 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. His hope is to get the money is distributed within the next couple of weeks. Closed to new applications.
17. Neighbourly – micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.
18. The National Emergencies Trust – launching an to help those most effected by the outbreak. They collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster.
19. PRS For Music – PRS members globally – grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need.
20. Sport England – exploring a number of ideas, for example opening up applications to its Small Grants scheme to those that have lost income and extensions of existing grants to those who have a critical funding shortfall.
21. Standard Life Foundation – work directly related to crisis, addressing challenges & helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards.
22. Support for Theatre Professionals during Coronavirus – collection of funds and sources of advice or support for those in the theatre industry. Funds are available from institution specific funders and from those that support the wider industry.
23. Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust – coronavirus funding announced, no details yet. Works with young people.
24. Tech Force 19 – innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution.