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

Local funding opportunities

Cannock Chase AONB Sustainable Development Fund

The fund is designed to support the conservation and enhancement of Cannock chase AONB.

The fund can be used to establish a new project or to add value to existing projects.

If you have a project in mind, before applying for the fund please email Richard Harris at the AONB Unit or call him on 01785 278035.

Grants of £500 or under and over £500 up to £3000 are available

Heart of England Community Foundation

Heart of England Community Foundation and its donors have launched a Coronavirus Resilience Fund. Grants are available up to £3,000.

The foundation is opening the fund to constituted groups with an income below £250,000 who are providing, but not limited to the following services:

  • Food banks or social eating projects.
  • Delivery of emergency food/medicine parcels to those isolated due to the virus.
  • Street Pastors or those engaging in outreach activities.
  • Befriending services supporting the elderly or vulnerable through isolation.

Community Foundation for Staffordshire

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire will be awarding grants from the Covid-19 local appeal and the NET Coronavirus appeal to organisations supporting those communities that have been affected.

The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created.

Staffordshire Community Foundation have a number of grants available on their website.

Coalfields trust- up to 10K for communities

Organisations that can address local needs during this difficult time can get grants up to £10,000.

Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people.

The project must run for a minimum of two months.

Screwfix Foundation UK

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities.

Applications can be made at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The Leche Trust

Closing date for applications is 7 May 2021.

The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the performing srts and conservation.

Through the performing srts funding strand, the Trust supports projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over. Trustees are sympathetic to projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, for example through festivals and touring.

Through the conservation funding stream, the Trust will support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. Projects may include acquisition costs (for objects) and conservation surveys as well as remedial work.