Grants to help with the impact of COVID-19

Last updated Monday 27 April 2020 at 14:05

The following lists a number of grants available to help with the impact of COVID-19.  Please note the list is not exhaustive, we will add to these as we are made aware of the grants available.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Coronavirus Funding (UK)

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.

Further information about the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Coronavirus Funding (UK) is available here.

The FORE COVID-19 Response: RAFT (UK)

The RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore Trusts) programme has been launched to support small charities and social enterprises adversely affected by the crisis. The RAFT Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to existing grantees so that they are able to meet the rapidly changing needs of their beneficiaries, remain viable and prepare for delivery for when the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic is over.

Further information about the The FORE COVID-19 Response: RAFT (UK) is available here.

The Oakdale Trust

Provides funding for charities and voluntary bodies working in Wales on social and community projects, penal reform and medical support. For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, the trustees will provide support to registered charitable organisations in Wales that are working to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on communities. The trustees will meet monthly to process grant applications, prioritising those that can demonstrate an immediate and pressing need. Applications should be submitted online via the charity’s website, specifying the new COVID-19 grant programme.

Further information about The Oakdale Trust is available here.

Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund

A package of programmes is being finalised to delivering emergency funding quickly to support veterans who are particularly vulnerable. Grants will be available for projects supporting vulnerable veterans, particularly those who are isolated and unable to access services or who have limited social contact during the pandemic.

Anyone interested in applying to the Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme should contact Armed Force Liaison Officers, Stephen Townley, or Ian Pritchard the first instance: Tel: 01978 292267, email: stephen.townley@wrexham.gov.uk or Ian.Pritchard@wrexham.gov.uk 

Further information about the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund is available here.

Young Women’s Trust - The Young Women’s Emergency Fund

The Young Women’s Trust is providing an emergency fund to help young women struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund can provide relief payments of £150 to young women aged 18-30 struggling to afford essentials such as food, utilities and rent for themselves and their families.

Applications will be via Women’s Aid, Women’s Resource Centre and Women for Refugee Women, who are referral partners, and will refer women who are economically vulnerable, experiencing domestic violence and those who are living in insecure housing to the fund.

Further information about the Young Women’s Trust - The Young Women’s Emergency Fund is available here.

SWARM Collective Hardship Fund for Sex Workers

The Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM Collective) has set up a hardship fund for in-person sex workers who are in, or at immediate risk of, financial crisis as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The hardship fund grants of £200 per person are for in-person sex worker without any savings. Applicants can apply by filling out a Google form available on the website and will be asked to prove they are a sex worker in an uninvasive and respectful manner, either by proving details of their online advertising profile, or a phone call.

Further information about the SWARM Collective Hardship Fund for Sex Workers is available here.

Wavelength – Free DAB radios for vulnerable over 70’s

The scheme will see thousands of free DAB radios offered to vulnerable people aged over 70 to help them stay connected during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Vulnerable people aged over 70 who can be nominated through an online application form at www.wavelength.org.uk

Nominations for Community Grants to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (UK)

The OneFamily Foundation is inviting its customers to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to help them to continue providing support to those affected by the coronavirus, or who themselves are struggling to maintain their usual services. Examples for nominations might include foodbanks, support groups or homeless charities. The Foundation has already helped more than two hundred good causes deliver projects such as helping disability charities invest in their resources, and community groups tackle isolation amongst the older generation. Nominations for this round close on the 12th May 2020.

Further information about the Nominations for Community Grants to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (UK) is available here.

£100 million Programme of Loans and Investment for Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK)

Charities and, social enterprises in disadvantaged areas facing financial hardship and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus will be able to apply for emergency funding from a £100 million programme of loans and investment. The emergency package is made up of a £25 million Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency loans with no fees or interest for the first twelve months; £29 million for smaller, emergency loans to small businesses in more deprived areas; and up to a further £50 million over the coming months for existing and future investments as needed. Applications for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund are expected to open in mid-April, with the first loans completed by the start of May. Further details on the programme will be available shortly.

Further information about the £100 million Programme of Loans and Investment for Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) is available here.

Association of Mental Health Providers (UK)

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.

Further information about the Association of Mental Health Providers (UK) is available here.

Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK)

The Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to support registered charities that ate helping local communities affected by the coronavirus. Funding will support groups and activities that:

  • Help vulnerable people who are self-isolating.
  • Ensure supplies for foodbanks and organisations, in particular to alleviate the impact of children no longer receiving free school meals due to school closures.
  • Help community response coordination, including volunteer costs.
  • Cover additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Cover the loss of income for charities providing support for vulnerable groups

The £100,000 fund will make donations of between £250 and £2,000 to help with costs such as running costs, staff and travel costs, and volunteer expenses. Applications can be made at any time and will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis.

Further information about the Funding to Support Charities and Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK) is available here.

Funding to Support Music Creators Experiencing Hardship Due to the Coronavirus (UK)

Self-employed, freelance or unemployed music creators experiencing a significant impact on their work, income and ability to complete planned musical activities due to the coronavirus can apply for grants of £750. The PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund offers funding to help emerging music creators adapt and sustain their music in response to the current changing conditions. Funding can be spent on anything that enables them to continue writing, recording and making creative plans during this period of isolation. This includes support to cover lost income and costs such as recording costs, training, equipment and marketing/PR costs.

The closing date for applications is the 11th May 2020.

Further information about the Funding to Support Music Creators Experiencing Hardship Due to the Coronavirus (UK) is available here.

COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. 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

Further information about the COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund is available here.

The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales – Covid-19 Resilience Grants (Wales)

The Federation have secured £325,000 in funding to create a COVID-19 Resilience grant scheme for Welsh museums and heritage attractions.

Grants will be made available to independent heritage attractions and museums in Wales. These are small independent historic attractions that are themselves historic buildings or sites and Accredited or Working Towards Accreditation museums. The grants enable these organisations to survive this difficult period of closure and income loss.

Further information about The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales – Covid-19 Resilience Grants (Wales) is available here.

In This Together – Community Matters Fund (East Midlands, West Midlands, South West England and South & West Wales)

This £500k fund intends to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within Western Power Distribution’s operating region, by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations. Local authorities, parish councils, charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for extra financial support. Funding applications for local authorities, parish/town councils and charities are up to a maximum of £10,000. Community groups can apply for up to £1,000.

Further information about In This Together – Community Matters Fund (East Midlands, West Midlands, South West England and South & West Wales) is available here.

Rank Foundation Emergency and Resilience Funds (UK)

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Rank Foundation has temporarily suspended its major grants programme to focus on the immediate operational needs of its network. 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.

Further information about the Rank Foundation Emergency and Resilience Funds (UK) is available here.

Social Investment Business Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (UK)

The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new £25 million fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing government scheme (the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme more easily accessible to charities and social enterprises. This fund is only for social sector organisations: charities and social enterprises.

Further information about the Social Investment Business Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (UK) is available here.

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance COVID-19 support grant

In collaboration with Torfaen County Borough Council we are able to offer funds for organisations. If yours is providing COVID-19 support for communities in Torfaen you can apply for a grant of up to £500.

Further information about the Torfaen Voluntary Alliance COVID-19 support grant is available here.

New Government Funds to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Wales)

The Welsh Government has announced two new funds to help charities, community groups and social enterprises affected by the Coronavirus. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available through the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund to help organisations maintain or increase activities that support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in their communities. The second fund, the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales, will involve a blend of 75% grant and 25% initially interest free loan to organisations who have been affected financially due to a fall in fundraising and donation income. Organisations can apply for up to £75,000 to help with ongoing revenue expenditure. In addition, this fund offers a bridging loan for the equivalent of two months’ furloughed wages (up to £25,000) whilst waiting for reimbursements from the Government. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Further information about the New Government Funds to Provide Support for Charities Affected by Coronavirus (Wales) is available here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Emergency Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation provides funding to organisations in the arts world which aim to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, enabling them to realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. In response to the coronavirus, the Foundation has created a £20 million Emergency Fund to provide additional support to some organisations already funded by the Foundation. The aim of the funding is to support immediate and longer-term concerns which may include help with adapting activities and existing services or setting up new ones, channelling funds to front line groups or providing financial support and flexibility. The Foundation will contact organisations they currently fund.

Further information about the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Emergency Fund is available here.

Arts Council Wales Fund to Support Freelance Artists and Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (Wales)

The Arts Council Wales is launching three funds to help people and organisations through the coronavirus crisis. At least £1.5 million will be made available to individuals and £5.5 million will be made available to organisations. Individuals will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,500 through an Urgent Response Fund including an additional £2,000 for individuals with disabilities, and up to £10,000 through a Stabilisation Fund. Further information for funding for arts organisations will be available on the 16th April 2020. The closing date for round one of the Urgent Response Fund is 12 noon on the 20th April 2020. The Stabilisation Fund for Individuals will open on the 29th May 2020 until the 15th June 2020. The Stabilisation Fund for Organisations will open on the 21st April 2020 until the 8th May 2020.

Further information about the Arts Council Wales Fund to Support Freelance Artists and Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (Wales) is available here.

Awards for All

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

We will be prioritising applications that are COVID-19 related over the next six months.

This means we will prioritise applications from:

  • 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 measures to prevent the result of COVID-19, as highlighted through our stakeholder engagement and external analysis
  • Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19

Further information about Awards for All is available here.

The Barclays Foundation COVID-19 Community Aid Package (UK)

The Barclays Foundation have announced a £100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package - The package consists of two strands. £50million will be donated to charities chosen by Barclays and £50million will be donated by matching their employees' personal donations (individual organisations cannot apply for this funding. The money will be disbursed principally in the UK, but also in Barclays’ international markets, including the USA and India.

Further information about the The Barclays Foundation COVID-19 Community Aid Package (UK) is available here.

The Clothworkers Foundation Emergency Capital Programme (UK wide excluding London)

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Charities, CIO’s, CIC’s and other not for profit organisations can apply, priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups.

Further information about The Clothworkers Foundation Emergency Capital Programme (UK wide excluding London) is available here.

The Cwmbran Trust

The Cwmbran Trust aims to benefit the community of Cwmbran Town in the NP44 area by providing funding to schools, communities and individuals. The goal of the charity is to provide the advancement of education, the provision of social amenities and the relief of poverty, distress or sickness.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Trust has developed a swifter process to assess applications and enable those most in need to receive support as quickly as possible. This applies to individuals, families and organisations (e.g. foodbanks, community groups, etc.)

Further information about the Cwmbran Trust is available here.

Neighbourly Community Fund (UK)

The giving platform Neighbourly which connects businesses to good causes is launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community suffering economically, socially or from ill health as a result of the outbreak. This may include, but not be limited to, elderly people, those on low incomes and people at risk of food insecurity. Grants are unrestricted and can go towards food provision, emergency supplies, practical support, running costs, transport and other essentials.

Further information about the Neighbourly Community Fund (UK) is available here.

Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund

A new fund specifically created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing.

The impact of the Coronavirus on musicians’ lives and careers is unprecedented, and it’s been recognised that the charity’s normal person-centred approach of Health & Welfare support needs to be boosted in this exceptional period to give as many musicians as possible immediate financial relief. A fund of £5m has therefore been created to help reduce the worry many musicians are experiencing about their mounting household expenses.

Further information about the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund is available here.

John Lewis Partnership Community Support Fund

The Community Support Fund is making £1million available to communities across the UK. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours.

Further information about the John Lewis Partnership Community Support Fund is available here.

Community Foundation Wales

Community Foundation Wales is launching the fund with an initial £200,000. Funding for charities, community groups and not for profit organisations working in Wales, who provide activities to vulnerable groups. It will also support organisations who are adapting the way they work to respond to the rapidly changing needs in their communities.

Further information about Community Foundation Wales is available here.

Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK)

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this 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.

Further information about the Charities Aid Foundation Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK) is available here.

£100m Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme

The Welsh Government and the Development Bank of Wales have announced funding to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Scheme will be available from the Development Bank of Wales for a limited period. It is intended to provide support to businesses who are experiencing cash flow difficulties as a result of the pandemic.

The loan scheme will work alongside the UK wide Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, other Welsh Government and UK Government support offers, providing more vital options for Welsh businesses.

Key features:

  • Loans between £5,000 to £250,000, maximum loan levels apply
  • 12-month capital and interest repayment holiday
  • No arrangement or monitoring fees
  • 2% interest fixed for 6 years (includes the 12 month holiday)
  • Partially secured lending depending on the size of the loan, see below for details

Who can apply?

All Wales based SMEs who have been trading 2 years or longer including sole traders and partnerships.

If you need to contact us please email info@developmentbank.wales

Further information about the £100m Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme is available here.

Sports Wales

Emergency funding of £400,000 for community sport in Wales has been announced by Welsh Government and Sport Wales. Welsh Government has confirmed they are making £200,000 available to provide support to not-for-profit sports clubs. This is being match-funded with £200,000 from Sport Wales. The impact of the Coronavirus comes just weeks after many clubs in Wales were severely damaged by flooding caused by storms Dennis and Ciara.

Further information about the Sports Wales scheme is available here.

The Moondance Foundation (Wales)

The Covid-19 Relief Fund has been created to help Welsh charities continue with their operations during the Covid-19 crisis. Funding is available to registered charities working in Wales to help with any of the following: Staff Retention; Current activities and services in jeopardy; Evolution of services to adapt to the current crisis. Moondance encourages only those who are truly in need to apply.

Further information about The Moondance Foundation (Wales) is available here.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund Emergency Fund (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant. Priority will be given where there is limited or no access to other sources of support; where heritage is most at risk; and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19.

Further information about The National Lottery Heritage Fund Emergency Fund (UK) is available here.

Standard Life Foundation Coronavirus pandemic – fast track applications (UK)

Funding is available for work directly related to the pandemic, addressing specific challenges and helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK. The work the Foundation might consider in relation to the pandemic is rapid analysis of key issues, for example, self-employed workers, the food and hospitality or social care sectors. Modelling of new proposals such as enhanced sick pay, help with utilities, high cost credit payments, and changes to pensions. Grants from £5,000 upwards are available.

Further information about Standard Life Foundation Coronavirus pandemic – fast track applications (UK) is available here.

Thomas Pocklington Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector (UK)

To support the essential role sight loss organisations play in providing vital services to blind and partially sighted people, Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations. £500,000 of essential support will be available to sight loss sector organisations which are providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people in these uncertain times. Grants will be available of up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months.

Further information about the Thomas Pocklington Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector (UK) is available here.

Crisis Emergency Grant (UK)

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. Local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency; and grants of up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery.

Further information about the Crisis Emergency Grant (UK) is available here.

Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK)

Grants are available to help parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead. These can include essential clothing; baby clothing, equipment or bedding; children's bedroom furniture; essential White Goods; specialist items for children with additional needs, e.g. sensory toys, adaptive clothing or SEN adapted computers.

Further information about the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK) is available here.

Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund (UK)

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it.

Further information about the Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund (UK) is available here.

Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund (UK)

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Organisations that support vulnerable groups will be encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects. Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including: voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish and Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and social housing organisations.

Further information about the Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund (UK) is available here.

The Leathersellers’ Company

This is a fast track application process for small one-off grants. It could be particularly useful for funding small projects or to cover unexpected costs. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000. In the light of the unprecedented challenges that now face small charities providing vital services to the most vulnerable members of our community, our small grants programme invite applications from UK registered charities which are currently supporting:

  • the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless
  • provision of food and essential supplies
  • victims of domestic violence
  • nursing care to vulnerable patients

Further information about the The Leathersellers’ Company is available here.

The Yapp Charitable Trust Grants

Grants are available for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Small charities tackling the impact of Covid-19 can apply for our funding towards their ongoing core costs.

Further information about the The Yapp Charitable Trust Grants is available here.

The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

Up to £5,000 is available to small and medium sized charities working to improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales.

Funding is available to:

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales whose last audited accounts show an income of less than £750,000
  • Charities that can demonstrate the likelihood of increased demand for their services and/or can demonstrate a loss of anticipated income attributable to the current coronavirus pandemic

Applications can be submitted between 16 March and 28 April 2020, with grants for successful applicants being as soon as possible after the closing date.

Further information about the The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust is available here.

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) 2020-21 Capital Application (Wales)

The VAWDASV Capital Grant supports capital projects relating to violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV). This includes funding to statutory and voluntary organisations which is directed towards delivering the objectives of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (“the Act”).

Capital Applications for project proposals are being invited in regard to the £792,600 VAWDASV Capital Grant funding budget for 2020-21.

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.

Please send completed expressions of interest and additional documents electronically to VAWDASV@gov.wales

The closing date for receipt of the capital application is 9am – 24/04/20.  Electronic signed copies of the expression of interest are sufficient, hard copies are not required at this stage.

UK Government announces £750 million emergency support package

The Government has announced a £750 million emergency support package for charities across the UK to ensure they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak.  The funding package consists of £360 million direct from government departments to charities such as hospices and victim support charities that are providing vital services and helping vulnerable people through the current crisis;

These will include:

  • hospices to help increase capacity and give stability to the sector
  • St Johns Ambulance to support the NHS
  • victims charities, including domestic abuse, to help with potential increase in demand for charities providing these services
  • vulnerable children charities, so they can continue delivering services on behalf of local authorities
  • Citizens Advice to increase the number of staff providing advice during this difficult time

£370 million will also be available to smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund is currently discussing with Government on how best to distribute the funding.

Government departments will identify priority recipients, with the aim for charities to receive money in the coming weeks. The application system for the National Lottery Community Fund grant pot is expected to be operational within a similar period of time.

The Government also announced they will match fund whatever the public decides to donate to the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal on 23 April, starting with a contribution of at least £20 million to the National Emergencies Trust appeal.

Further information about the UK Government announces £750 million emergency support package is available here.

Free business support is available for charities from the Cranfield Trust

During the coronavirus outbreak we are keen to do everything we can to help frontline charities keep going. Managing through a crisis is challenging, and although the demands of maintaining services and meeting need are growing, managing your organisation is critical too. Contact us: We’re keen to see how we can help you.

Further information about the free business support available for charities from the Cranfield Trust is available here.

Last Modified: 27/04/2020
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