Covid-19 emergency grants for organisations, community groups and charities

Covid-19 response funding

Historic England Culture Recovery fund for heritage

The £88million culture recovery fund for heritage offers grants to help heritage organisations or business cover operating costs, assess and adapt their business models and become financially viable. This fund is open to businesses and charities for reopening costs, operating costs and recovery costs.

National Lottery Community Fund

National lottery community fund has grants available from £300-£10,000 or over £10,000.

Funding is available to organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficult as a result of covid-19, organisations providing support and services for vulnerable people and organisations who connect communities with support.

Small and medium sized charities are more likely to be more vulnerable and therefore favoured in the application process.

Sport England & Crowdfunder – Active Together Partnership

Sports England have committed up to £210 million of funding to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid19. There are four different funds available to apply for.

Neighbourly Community Fund

Neighbourly are launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400 to support good causes that are helping communities affected by coronavirus.

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.

Halifax Foundation

Grants of up to £10,000 available and the foundation will now consider applications from constituted groups not yet registered as a charity with the Charity Commission or HMRC.

The Halifax Foundation will prioritise Covid-19 related applications.

Schroder Charity Trust

The Schroder Charity Trust continues to accept online applications for funding from charities. The current round of applications are open, but will not be considered until November 2020.

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Grants of £1,000 available for music and the arts projects that focus on improving opportunities and access for people with physical disabilities and or learning and mental health difficulties.

The next grant round focuses on people aged 60 and over that have experienced difficulties due to covid19.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Covid 19 Organisational Support Fund

Open to existing grantees to help with costs associated with transition to remote and online working, including costs of computer equipment, digital infrastructure, development of online content or services for staff and volunteer wellbeing.

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £1,000.

The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation have launched two funds:

  • The emergency fund, for immediate grants of up to £750 to purchase equipment, technology or memberships.
  • The resilience fund, for grants to cover cash flow, fundraising and loss of income challenges related to Covid 19.

Both funds are currently only available to RankNet members.

Alpkit Foundation

The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis.

Edward Gostling Foundation

Due to Covid 19, they are focusing financial resources on helping smaller charities providing frontline charity services.

Grants of up to £10,000 are being awarded to eligible charities with less than 6 months of free reserves.

Funding can be used to support core operating costs.

Persimmons - Community Champions

Donations of up to £1,000 to organisations that support the over 70s.

Each of our 31 businesses and our PLC head office are giving away up to £2000 each every month – that’s a whopping £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

We have supported thousands of community groups and charities over the years, but from 1st April for the foreseeable future, we want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s - a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time.