NLCF has announced that the governments Corona Coronavirus Community Support Fund is open from 10am on Friday 22nd May.
The Fund has two key objectives:
- To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
- To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.
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Emergency funding is available for frontline homelessness charitable organisations in England who are directly affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. A total of £6 million will be awarded in grants. Match funding is not required.
- The size of the grant available depends on the turnover of the organisation:
- Turnover of less than £100,000: grants of £10,000.
- Turnover of between £100,000 and £ 1 million: minimum grant size is £10,000; maximum grant size is 10% of the organisation’s turnover.
- Turnover of between £1 million and £5 million: minimum grant size is £25,000; maximum grant size is £100,000.
The fund is open to applications. The first application deadline is 27 May 2020.
Funding for the first round will be awarded in June 2020. There will be further opportunities to apply for funding in this financial year.
Guidance notes and an online application form can be accessed on the website of Homeless Link (https://homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2020/may/12/covid-19-homelessness-response-fund-2020-21).
Contact Homeless Link for further information at email@example.com.
Grants are available for football clubs and organisations in England and Wales to get their natural and artificial grass pitches ready for when the Government’s coronavirus/COVID-19 advice allows football to start being played again. A total of £9.56 million will be awarded in grants.
Eligible clubs can apply for the following amounts:National League System clubs (Step 1 to 6): grants of up to £1,500 for stadium pitch.
FA Women’s Pyramid clubs (Tier 1 to 5): grants of up to £1,500 for stadium pitch.
Welsh Cymru Premier League clubs: grants of up to £1,500 for stadium pitch.
Eligible affiliated grass-roots clubs and organisations (including step 7) that maintain:
- One full-size pitch (or equivalent) can apply for grants of up to £1,500.
- Two to three full-size pitches (or equivalent) can apply for grants of up to £2,500.
- Four or more full-size pitches (or equivalent) can apply for grants of up to £5,000.
- A full-size equivalent pitch includes all 11v11 and 9v9 pitches. A mini soccer pitch counts as 0.5 pitches.
Applications can be submitted until 9pm on 25 May 2020.
The funding is for covering the costs of:
- Chain harrowing.
- Consumable materials.
- Flail mowing.
- Grass cutting.
- Line marking.
- Over seeding.
- Weed killing.
- Vertical decompaction.
For 3G pitches the funding can also be used for:
- Deep cleaning.
- FA pitch testing.
Any work that has been completed since the FA suspended football on 16 March 2020 is eligible to be funded.
Applications are to be submitted through the Football Foundation’s application portal which can be accessed on the Football Foundation’s website https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/pitch-preparation-fund.
Contact the Football Foundation for further information using 0345 345 4555
for charities and non-profit organisations in the UK whose main
objective is to find homes for pets in the UK and support pet
rescues. Grants of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual
expenditure, whichever is the lower amount, is available.
grants are aimed at projects that have a direct impact on the welfare
of domestic animals in rescue and funding is available for purposes
a real difference to the welfare of UK domestic pets in rescue.
to reduce the number of domestic pets in rescue.
light of the current coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, the charity will
currently only fund vet bills, boarding costs, food, salaries of
(non-furloughed) animal care staff, utilities and consumables.
with running costs (vet bills or boarding costs) are capped at 20% of
a rescues annual expenditure.
are no deadlines and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. In
the first instance, applicants should contact the Grant Funding
Coordinator to discuss their application and get access to the
application form. Applications must be submitted by email.
Support Adoption for Pets for further information on 0161 486 6688 or
or visit their website at
are available to support charities and not-for-profit organisations
that provide lifetime support to those in need among serving Armed
Forces personnel, veterans, and their immediate families. The maximum
grant available is £30,000. Applications for spread grants, eg, a
total of £30,000 awarded as £10,000 per year for three years, will
also be considered. The Foundation tends to award more small grants
than large grants.
are considered at committee meetings four times a year in January,
April, June, and October. Applications should be submitted by the end
of the month preceding the meeting, so by the end of December, March,
May, or September.
funding can be used for projects covering a range of aspects of
social care for the Armed Forces community, including but not limited
issues and medical support.
dependency on drugs and alcohol.
during old age.
building and social integration.
notes and the application form can be found on the Veterans’
Foundation’s website (https://www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/).
should be submitted electronically but paper applications are also
accepted in exceptional cases.
the Veterans’ Foundation for further information on
are available to breast cancer charities in the UK that assist people
affected by breast cancer and organisations that work on breast
cancer research and prevention. The maximum grant awarded is
generally £5,000, but the Trustees may consider extending this in
special circumstances. Funding is available for revenue, capital or
will be given to:
that work to promote a positive view of breast cancer.
from Black, Minority and Ethnic (BME) communities.
who support and encourage volunteers.
dealing with exceptional circumstances.
update: The application deadline for 2020 funding has been extended
from 29 May 2020 to 26 June 2020. It
is hoped that the grants will still be awarded by the end of July.
that have not registered with the Pink Ribbon Foundation and are
considering applying for a grant can send an email to the Foundation
at any time of the year to be added to the register.
application form can be found on the Foundation’s website
The completed application form must be accompanied by the charity’s
most recent annual report and accounts.
the Pink Ribbon Foundation for further information on 0788 1818123 or
are available for organisations supporting young people at risk of
youth violence in England and Wales. The total fund is £6.5 million,
half of which will be reserved for charities and social enterprises.
The minimum grant available is £25,000. There is no maximum grant
value; however, grants awarded will be proportionate to the turnover
of the applying organisation. The average grant is expected to be
around £50,000. Applications can be submitted at any time until 3
June 2020 (midday).
its COVID-19 grant round, YEF aims to reach and help vulnerable
children (aged 10-14) at risk of youth violence who, as a result of
coronavirus/COVID-19 and social distancing measures, have lost the
support they rely on and have become increasingly invisible. It will
fund and evaluate work taking place in England and Wales that both
supports these vulnerable young people and can be delivered while
adhering to UK government social distancing and stay-at-home
are available to fund and evaluate work in the following two key
delivery of programmes, specifically:
delivery of programmes delivered on a one-to-one basis.
delivery of group-based programmes.
delivery of guided self-help or interactive content.
activity that can be delivered while adhering to social
distancing/stay-at-home guidelines, specifically:
activity delivered within schools, including activities to help
vulnerable young people return to school.
delivery of detached youth work.
applicants will be expected to work with the Youth Endowment Fund
(YEF) and a learning partner, who will be appointed by YEF. This is
to allow YEF to learn from what it funds and work towards its aim to
build the evidence base about what works to prevent youth offending.
online application form and guidance documents can be found on the
Youth Endowment Fund website
the Youth Endowment Fund for further information at
are available for local voluntary and community organisations in
coalfield areas to address local needs during the
coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. The maximum grant available is £10,000.
Fund’s Trustees have responded to the challenges brought about by
the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and allowed the funding support to be
altered to better support the delivery and sustainability of key
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.
will need to meet the following criteria:
how their organisation is addressing the current situation and how
additional funding will sustain or extend service delivery
their application is successful, the project must be able to start
project must last for a minimum of two months (the expectation is
that projects will deliver over a six month period rather than the
usual 12 month period)
should be based in an eligible coalfield community or be able to show
clear and immediate benefits for an eligible coalfield community that
has high levels of deprivation. The funding can cover up to 100% core
costs if required.
of the type of organisations/services that could be supported
providing advice, guidance and support to people in crisis.
providing food banks, food parcels, personal hygiene products,
cleaning supplies or direct support to people who are experiencing
supporting people who are experiencing poor mental health.
supporting vulnerable people who are experiencing health
inequalities, loneliness and/or social isolation.
supporting people experiencing domestic violence/sexual abuse.
supporting local community activity, including volunteering, and
co-ordination of services.
is a two-stage application process. Groups need to first complete an
eligibility questionnaire before accessing the application. The
eligibility survey for the late July 2020 committee closes at 5pm on
29 May 2020 (5pm). The deadline for applications is 12 June 2020
are a number of funding exclusions. Guidance notes can be
found on the Coalfields Regeneration Trust website
the Coalfields Regeneration Trust:
are available for outdoor and exploration companies and charities in
the UK, Germany, France, and Italy, to support them during the
coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis so that they can continue after the
crisis has passed.
total fund value is €1 million (approximately £877,000). Grants of
up to €50,000 (approximately £43,800) are available.
The deadline for applications is 22 May 2020
online application form can be found on the North Face’s website
Contact the North Face for more information on 0800 328 0012.
are available to support voluntary and community organisations
providing vital services to people in Staffordshire and Shropshire
with the immediate and unexpected costs created by the
levels of grants are available:
to £1,000 – decisions made and transfer of money to successful
applicants within 48 hours.
to £5,000 – decisions within 48 hours, but the transfer of the
grant could take up to 72 hours. (A more detailed project plan is
required for these grants.)
than £5,000 – applicants must call to discuss projects and
timescales. (These grants have a more strategic aim and anyone
wishing to apply should initially contact the Foundation to discuss
can be made at any time and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Organisations must be based in, or working for the benefit of people,
in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin:
online application form can be found on the Community Foundation for
Staffordshire’s website for organisations applying for £1,000 or
All other applicants should contact the Foundation by phone in the
first instance (01785 339540).
the Community Foundation for Staffordshire for further information on
01785 339540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.