A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available.
This list will be updated over the next few days and weeks as and when information becomes available.
Association of Mental Health Providers (UK)
Name of Fund: Mental Health Response Fund
The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.
Charities Aid Foundation (UK)
Name of Fund: Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. The funding is available to help with core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. CAF will aim for grants to be paid to selected organisations within 14 days of application.
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (UK)
Name of Fund: Coronavirus Funding
Organisations that are already in receipt of funding from the Esmee Fairbairn foundation may be eligible to receive a share of £16million of additional funding which has been made available in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More details will be made available over the next two weeks.
Arts Council England (England)
Name of Fund: £160 Million Emergency Funding Package
The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis. Currently, two funding programmes are open. £50 million is available to organisations that are not currently not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council; £20 million of financial support is available to individuals, so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months. Applicants will need to register on Grantium by 13 April in order to make an application before the deadline of 12pm (midday) 16 April. Round two opens for applications on 16 April 2020 and applicants will need to register on Grantium by 27 April in order to make an application before the deadline of 30 April.