26 grant providers that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Involve – Voluntary Action in Mid Devon has collated information provided by Teignbridge CVS, GRIN (hey, that’s us!), Clarity CIC and the Charity Excellence Framework for flagging upthe following funders who are allocating funds in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the programmes listed will have been posted previously in GRIN web postings or in our daily grants bulletin, but we think there’s no harm in repeating them at this time.

o Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Max. Value: £ 10,000

Grants to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

o CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Max. Value: £ 10,000
Emergency grants are available to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19.
CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. The funding aims to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.

o VocTech Now

Max. Value: £ 25,000

A targeted grant call to accelerate the use of vocational technology (VocTech), enabling those in work or training to continue engaging with their vocational learning programmes during a period of travel disruption caused by coronavirus. Eligible organisations include employers, colleges and other existing learning providers, charities and trade bodies in the UK.

o 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. 

o Arts Council England – emergency funding package and Support for funded organisations and individuals announced.

o 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.

o Big Society Capital – plans emergency £100m loan fund for charities.

o Care Workers Crisis Grants – grants to care workers.

o Cavell Nurses Trust – additional funding for grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills.

o 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.

o 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.

o Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund – established with a £1m donation from Netflix for anyone impacted in the industry by shutdown.

o Greggs Foundation – funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs.

o Help For Musicians – guidance and hardship fund.

o Indigo Trust – has donated £1m to the Trussell Trust for food banks.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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. Now Cclosed to new applications.

o Neighbourly – micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.

o 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.

o PRS For Music – PRS members globally – grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need.

o Standard Life Foundation – work directly related to crisis, addressing challenges & helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards.

o 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.
o Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust – coronavirus funding announced, no details yet. Works with young people.

o 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.

o Devon Community Foundation Fund
Devon Communities Foundation Fund available for the VCSE across the whole county. This is the fund that Devon STP and other partners are supporting. Follow the link for more details
Who can apply: Small charities or community organisations based in Devon who are supporting vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak.