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Sources of funding opportunities for responses to Covid-19

Here are lists of providers of short term funding opportunities for groups to consider should they have funding requirements in order to adequately respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.  Please check deadlines, funding criteria and your eligibility before making your applications.

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Covid-19 Funding sources from ABCT.

Freedom from Torture Small one-off grants for small, community-based organisations who are supporting survivors of torture, to help them get through the pandemic.

Barrow Cadbury launched new Covid-19 Support Fund

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched a new fund,of which grantees will also receive the support of a Development Partner to help them identify and act on any organisational and service delivery adaptations needed to recover from the pandemic and its aftermath.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has launched the latest phase of its funding programme which specifically responds to the dual harms of the pandemic and systemic racism. Open till August 24th.

The Covid-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme will offer grants up to £100,000 to community-led organisations that are providing vital support to communities and are struggling financially because of Covid-19. opens on 28th July from 10am -1pm.

Excellence Framework platform has list of grants and funders making available emergency grants in response to Covid-19 related.   The COVID19 Funder Toolkit 8_v3 includes hardship grants for various occupations and global funding opportunities, in addition to  charitable sources across the UK (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England – UK wide, regional and local) from Community Foundations, Community Response Funds and other Trust Funds.

Hope for the Young have an Emergency Relief Fund to support young refugees or asylum seekers up to the age of 30 through the Covid-19 epidemic.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has launched its Coronavirus Response Fund to support smaller charities during the Covid-19 outbreak. The £100,000 fund will make donations of £250 to £2,000 to charities that are helping UK communities to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

£5 million Loneliness COVID-19 grant fund – The Government has launched a fund available to help national organisation to tackle loneliness during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing. The plan will aim to ensure that, for people of all ages and backgrounds, staying at home does not need to lead to loneliness. The fund is available for charitable organisations and is in England only. Click here for more information and how to apply.

Online learning package for young people – Vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across the country can receive free laptops from the government. This includes children who receive support from a social worker and care leavers. Care leavers will also be provided with 4G routers to access the internet if they do not already have access to the internet in their home. This will apply to unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people, and other children receiving the support of a social worker. Click here. 

Resourcing Racial Justice have opened a fund for small organisations doing frontline work during the crisis and can identify the work as working towards racial justice.