Volant Trust: Covid-19 Response Fund
Grants are available for organisations that can demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises working in the UK and internationally are eligible to apply. Funding can support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE. No grant amounts have been set, the amounts awarded will be at the discretion of the Trustees.
To receive a decision by October 2021 applications must be submitted between 1st January and 31st July 2021.
The Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme
The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show financial stability and a clear need for their services. Competition for funding is expected to be strong. Applications can be submitted at any time.
National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund are offering existing grant holders (who received grants of over £10k) an additional 10% of the value of their grant to enable them to do additional activities to support communities through the crisis and help organisations experiencing financial difficulty. Awards for All and People and Places will both prioritise applications for projects/work dealing with the Covid-19 crisis for the next six months.
The National Lottery Community Fund awards grants from £300 to £500,000 for community projects. If you’re looking for funding for your community, they are there to help and want to talk to you about your ideas to support communities to adapt, recover and thrive.
They have refreshed funding priorities, which set out the next stage in supporting communities in their recovery from COVID-19 and to adapt for the longer-term. The three funding priorities are:
- Support organisations to adapt or diversify to respond to new and future challenges
- Support communities adversely affected by COVID-19
- Support communities and organisations to become more resilient to enable them to respond better to future crises.
These will apply to their two main grant programmes, People and Places and National Lottery Awards for All. You can find out more about this funding, which is made possible thanks to National Lottery players, by visiting www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/wales.
Morrison’s Foundation – COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund
The Morrison’s Foundation has made £500,000 available to Registered Charities supporting homeless people, as they are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and it is almost impossible for rough sleepers to self-isolate and maintain social distance.
Grants of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available to Registered Charities who work directly with homeless people and provide support with:
- Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including provision of essentials.
- Delivery of services in hostels and shelters.
- Information and advice.
Aviva Community Fund
The closing date for this funding round is the 6th July 2021
Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily opening up the Fund to projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Projects must still relate to one of Aviva’s key funding areas.