Covid-19 Funding Information as of 25th March 2020

Covid-19 Funding Information as of 25th March 2020

Covid-19 Funding Information as of 25th March 2020

Essex Community Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

John Lewis new community support fund

A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities.

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.

Announcement from Arts Council

Key points

  • We stated yesterday that we will refocus some grant programmes to help compensate individual artists and freelancers for lost earnings. This will require further planning. It may take about ten days before we can announce the details.
  • We also told you yesterday that we will be relaxing our NPO and CPP funding conditions. We will be in touch with each NPO and CPP over the next ten days to talk this though.
  • Grant conditions will also be relaxed on live National Lottery Project Grants, and we will shortly publish FAQs on our website to answer further questions.
  • We are currently talking to the Department for Education about Music Education Hubs and will update you as soon as we can.

Cavell Nurses – Grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills

Comic Relief

Some of the money that is raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus, who are able to reach some of the most vulnerable people, likely to be affected.

If you are one of Comic Relief’s funded partners, please do get in touch with your contact person to talk through how this is affecting your work and your teams. We really want to see how we can support you at this very difficult time.

Indigo Trust

The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency. – See more at:

Sports England

Sports England are exploring a number of ideas, for example opening up applications to our Small Grants scheme to those that have lost income and extensions of existing grants to those who have a critical funding shortfall.

Support for Theatre professionals

NFU Mutual

Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally we like to fund something specific so we can measure the difference our donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.
We are most likely to approve funding request which meet one or more of our four areas of interest:

Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience
Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community
Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities
Advancing education and experiences for young people

£15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (Closing date 31st May 2020)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.

Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to distribute these grants through their networks to support women and girls and to organisations that offer small and medium- sized onward grants.

Applications are welcomed from individual organisations, or groups with an identified lead organisation. The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income.

Please note that the £15million total fund is allocated between each administration using the Barnett Formula as a guide. Wales is allocated £905,000, Northern Ireland is allocated £530,000, Scotland is allocated £1,570,000 and England £11,995,000.

Grants may be for one or two-year projects, and all activities must be concluded and funds spent by 30 June 2022.

The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2020.

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (Closing date 4th June 2020)

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020 for projects that will start between 23rd September 2020 and the 5th January 2021.
Grants of between £10,200 and £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards:
• Community buildings
• Parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities
• Nature reserves
• Bio diversity projects.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site (please see post code checker below); the projects must have a total cost of under £250,000 (including VAT and professional costs); the applicant must have secured 10% of funding towards the project prior to submitting a full (stage 2) application.