Club Programme for Recovery

Club Programme for Recovery

British Blind Sport have been working in partnership with Metro Blind Sport to work with sport clubs and associations that specifically support people with sight loss and help to them survive beyond the Covid-19 crisis.

We are currently in the process of evaluating our survey results to determine the support that is most needed by sports clubs and organisations but in the meantime have identified a variety of local and national funding streams that may be of interest to any clubs struggling financially due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

National Funding Streams

Sport England Emergency Fund – Pauses on 14th May

Up to £10,000

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund

This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The fund has been developed to help community sport and physical activity organisations meet their obligations, in particular fixed costs, which are no longer supported with revenue as a result of coronavirus.

This might cover expenditure on:

  • Rent
  • Utility costs
  • Insurances
  • Facility or equipment hire
  • Core staffing costs (including casual workers) that cannot be met elsewhere by other government funds
  • Retrospective losses dating from 1 March, 2020.

Some examples of the sort of things our fund can help with are:

  • Support a boxing club to pay for their utility bills and other costs for their facility when no activity is taking place
  • Support a local league who have paid for equipment to run a competition which is now cancelled and therefore will not receive the money they had expected to cover the cost of that equipment.

Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Fund – No date (Suspended)

Up to £5,000

https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups in their priority areas.

Please note that London charities cannot directly apply to this grants programme. Instead, London charities can apply to the London Community Response Fund.

Key features of the fund:

  • Applications are only open to charities whose beneficiaries are not based in London
  • We will award capital grants of up to £5,000 (but we will not award grants equal to more than 50% of your annual income)
  • We are aiming for a two week turnaround from application to decision date. The high number of applications means that it may be three weeks in some cases.
  • Capital projects that are planned as part of your organisation's ordinary course of business are not eligible; for these you may wish to review the What We Fundpage for our Open Grants Programmes

Key organisational eligibility:

  • Income of less than £2 million per annum
  • Work of the applicant organisation must fall within our nine programme areas
  • We do not support organisations that promote a particular religion or that only provide services to people of a particular religion

 

London Community Response Fund (Delivering Differently) – No date

Between £10,000 and £50,000

https://londoncommunityresponsefund.org.uk/available-funding

The main focus of this funding is on redesigning services and delivering them differently in this period of uncertainty – helping you to continue to meet community needs in new ways. We are focused on covering any one-off or set-up costs you incur to change your systems and services, as well as the additional costs you will incur in delivering in new ways. With all our delivering differently grants we also want to understand how your proposed activities work collaboratively and/or complement other provision within your geographical area and theme.

For the delivering differently grants we expect these to cover the up-front costs of changing the way you deliver your services (e.g. any new equipment, or training for your team), and then enabling you to continue to deliver in these new ways (including staffing and ongoing service costs) to increase the reach and capacity of your work. Whilst this is a rapidly-changing situation, and there is a lot of uncertainty about how long the current restrictions will be in place, we would ask you to prepare your budget based on needing to work in these new ways for up to three months.

 

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation – No date

Up to £25,000

http://www.bernardsunley.org/

We give grants towards the building or refurbishment of scout huts, village halls, community centres, youth clubs, boxing clubs, outdoor activity centres, farm and outdoor learning centres, sports centres and pavilions, playing fields and playgrounds. We also fund the purchase of new minibuses that assist those most in need in their local communities.

 

The North Face COVID-19 Fund – Closes 22nd May

Up to £50,000

https://www.thenorthface.co.uk/about-us/explore-fund.html

As the world faces an unprecedented challenge, we recognise the importance and value of this community and the role we can play in helping people, places and organisations weather this storm. That’s why we are committing € 1 million to support the outdoor communities that make exploration possible.

Criteria:

  • Conservation groups and organisations​
  • Outdoor charities​
  • Outdoor industry associations​
  • Organizations or companies involved in the following sports/ activities:​ camping, environmental education, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, trail running, alpinism

 

Persimmon Charitable Trust (Building Futures) – No date

Up to £100,000

https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/

Persimmon Homes is delighted to have joined forces with Team GB - the British Olympic Association - to give away over £1 million to help projects for young people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland.

The 2020 Competition is only open to registered charities, clubs, schools and other organisations working in health, sport or education & arts that provide opportunities and services within England and/or Wales and/or Scotland to persons aged 18 and under, and who can satisfactorily demonstrate this to Persimmon Homes. All entrants to the 2020 Competition agree to be bound by the terms and conditions https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/terms

All you need to do is complete our application form, telling us why your group or organisation deserves funding and what you will spend the money on should you be lucky enough to win.

 

Albert Hunt Trust – No date

No amount details

https://www.alberthunttrust.org.uk/philosophy/

The Albert Hunt Trust supports organisations that:

Promote health and wellbeing – areas of support have included physical and learning disability, physical and mental health, plus social challenge and deprivation. We look to support organisations in this category with an annual income of below £250,000. However, we will look at capital projects, such as significant equipment purchases or building works irrespective of the income levels. The majority of the recipients of our grants are registered charities, although from time to time we may consider applications from other types of organisations which are pursuing charitable causes and where aims and objectives are ‘not for profit.’

Grants may be considered for a range of purposes and could include:

  • Single awards for capital projects (building / equipment / renovation)
  • Grants for core funding to include staff costs
  • Ongoing running costs for specific projects

 

Angus Irvine Playing Field Fund – No date (Suspended)

Up to £10,000

https://www.accesssport.org.uk/pages/category/angus-irvine-playing-fields-fund

Fundamental to the way Angus ran the fund was a passion for maximising resources for grass-roots sport, helping volunteers develop community sports facilities and enabling team-sports to reach many more deprived young people who might otherwise be attracted by gangs or anti-social behaviour.

The fund is available to local community groups and sports clubs based in deprived communities (see definition below), that deliver sports with a focus on including young people (up to the age of 25) who otherwise be excluded from sport such as:

  • Disadvantaged young people
  • Women and girls
  • Disabled children and young people
  • Young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

Currently the fund is focussing on making grants within four main urban areas of strategic focus. These are:

  • Manchester
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Bristol

 

Blue Spark Foundation – No date

No amount details

http://bluesparkfoundation.org.uk/

A registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

We support a wide range of projects initiated by many different organisations and individuals. We value academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavour in equal measure but we are particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

 

Boost Charitable Trust – No date

No amount details

https://www.boostct.org/get-involved

Please send or email a letter, no more than two sides of A4, telling us the following details:-

  • The name of your organisation - what you do and who your beneficiaries are.
  • Why you need funding, details of the project and approximate funding requirements.

 

Hedley Foundation – No date

Approximately £3,000

http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/applications.htm

The Hedley Foundation aims to improve the quality of life of people in the United Kingdom, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. It achieves this by making grants, within budget, to United Kingdom registered charities for the benefit of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers.

The Trustees award grants to those charities that are able to demonstrate quantifiable outcomes to beneficiaries. The Foundation tends not to give money to very large scale or national charities nor to support bids for salaries, buildings or IT. Typically, sums of £3K - £5K are regularly given with occasional larger sums granted to charities where high impact can be achieved.

Social welfare lies at the heart of the Hedley Foundation's activities and for convenience the following categories are used:

  • Youth - Projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people. Typically, grants are given to support young people into education, training or sustainable employment. Providing an opportunity to broaden horizons through sport and adventurous activities may form part of this category.
  • Disabled - Projects to support and improve the quality of life of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities, sensory impairment and learning difficulties.
  • Elderly/Terminally Ill - Projects to help elderly people to maintain independence and projects to support those in the closing stage of life, in hospices or hospitals.
  • Miscellaneous Support - Projects to support carers and social welfare projects that might support the homeless, the employability opportunities for offenders and ex-offenders and the opportunity to reduce re-offending. A major theme for support, presently, is to help keep young people out of the Criminal Justice System

 

The Peter Harrison Foundation – No date

No amount details

https://www.peterharrisonfoundation.org/grant-programmes/grant-programmes

The Peter Harrison Foundation makes grants under four programmes:

  • Opportunities through Sport
  • Special Needs and Care for Children and Young People
  • Opportunities through Education
  • Trustees' Discretion

Opportunities through Sport

Applications for this programme are accepted from charities throughout the United Kingdom.

The Trustees wish to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.

Grants will often be “one off” grants for capital projects. We will, however, also consider revenue funding for a new project or if funding is key to the continuing success or survival of an established project.

The Trustees welcome applications for the following types of project:

  • Projects which provide a focus for skills development and confidence building through the medium of sport
  • Projects that have a strong training and/or educational theme within a sporting activity
  • Projects that provide sporting equipment or facilities for disabled or disadvantaged people
  • Projects with a high degree of community involvement
  • Projects that help to engage children or young people at risk of crime, truancy or addiction

 

Dan Maskell Trust for Tennis – No date

Up to £1,500

https://www.danmaskelltennistrust.org.uk/

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity raising funds for people with disabilities who play tennis. 

We specialise in supporting disabled people and disability tennis programmes. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of individuals, clubs and groups to access and provide tennis for disabled people.

We do this by providing Specialist Wheelchairs, Tennis Equipment and Grants.

Magic Little Grants – 31st October

£500

https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/

The fund will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

In order to apply for the funding, organisations are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Income - You must have an annual income under £250,000 or be in your first year of operation.
  • Physical activity projects - Your planned project must encourage people to participate in sports and exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health and well-being of participants.
  • Operating within England, Scotland, or Wales - Please note that organisations operating in Northern Ireland are not eligible to apply.

 

Cash4Clubs – No date

Up to £1,000

https://cash-4-clubs.com/

Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, buy new equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of their organisation.

 

The Cash 4 Clubs scheme has given out sports grants to many deserving recipients and is committed to funding even more sports clubs in the future. With awards of £500 and £1000 available, Cash 4 Clubs gives away real money that can help your club.

Any sports club can apply as long as they are registered with their sports National Governing Body or local authority.

Funding is given to clubs on a discretionary basis, with a wide range of applications considered.  Whether it’s an underwater camera for monitoring swimming technique, the re-surfacing of a tennis court, new kit for your rugby or netball team or extra training for your coaches, there is a very open policy to what we will consider.

 

London Marathon Charitable Trust – No date

Up to £250,000

https://www.lmct.org.uk/what-we-fund/grant-programmes/

Small Grants of £5,000-£50,000

Major Grants of £50,001-£250,000
While most grants will be at this level, grants of more than £250,000 are available to particular projects.

Facilities grants

Only for London & Surrey.

Primarily capital funding for community facilities (some revenue funding also available).

Eligible Costs:

- Facilities funding
- Revenue funding for activation of facilities
- Capacity support for organisations
To encourage and support all members of the local community to become and remain physically active

Strategic Partnership Grants

UK wide.

Revenue and Capital.

Eligible Costs:

- Project delivery costs
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Facilities funding
For large scale ambitious projects that challenge inequality of access to physical activity

 

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation – No date

Up to £5,000

https://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk/who-we-fund-2020-focus

We fund

  • Older people 65+
  • Adults (18+) with a physical or learning disability
  • Adults (18+) with mental health problems

BHC Foundation are a unique charity that helps individuals, but please note that all applications for named individuals must be completed by a third party who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity. This could be a Barchester staff member, healthcare professional, a social or citizens' advice worker or a charity representative for example. Any application submitted by the named individual or family will not be processed.

They also help small community groups and small local charities. They do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is very unlikely that they would be able to help.

BHC Foundation help people and groups based in England, Scotland and Wales.

They favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Their grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2018 being approx. £850.

Tudor Trust – No date

Up to £10,000

http://tudortrust.org.uk/how-to-apply

Tudor makes grants to smaller community-led groups that support people at the margins of society.

Tudor wants to support organisations which:

  • Address marginalisation
  • Display positive organisational characteristics
  • Make a difference

Because we try to respond to the needs identified by organisations themselves, many of our grants take the form of core funding: funding which goes towards the core costs of running an organisation, including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs.

Sometimes we may decide to offer unrestricted funding, through a grant which can be used as an organisation’s trustees wish to further its charitable objectives.

We can also provide project grants, capital grants for buildings or equipment and grants to help strengthen your organisation. There is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice it is unusual for us to make a grant of less than £10,000.

 

National Lottery Community Fund – No date

Up to £100,000

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england

This programme now focuses on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic in England.

We can fund activities supporting people affected by the crisis. You can also apply for funding if your organisation is struggling financially because of the impact of COVID-19.

We can fund activities supporting people affected by the crisis. You can also apply for funding if your organisation is struggling financially because of the impact of COVID-19.

 

Sport Northern Ireland

Various

http://www.sportni.net/funding-and-support/

Sport NI is getting monies, already allocated through our Lottery funded programmes, out this week to eligible governing bodies of sport and sports clubs & organisations quickly, as announced by the Minister on 30th March, both for the last year (ending 31st March 2020) and this year (starting on 1st April 2020). This is to ensure that sports will have money to pay staff, alleviate cash-flow concerns, provide assurance to staff, and keep the organisations afloat.

It is highly likely some targets set for this year will not be achieved under the current circumstances.  Sport NI recognises this and will not have unreasonable expectations considering what sports can achieve this year.

Sport NI is working hard on a range of ways to flexibly support your organisation through this crisis and beyond, and commits to having a single point of contact within the organisation for such situations. Please discuss any issues with your point of contact within Sport Northern Ireland.

Various other links on Sport NI website.

 

Sport Scotland

Various

https://sportscotland.org.uk/funding/

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland is quick and more straightforward way to get small amounts of funding.

The programme is administered by the Big Lottery Fund and is run in partnership with sportscotland.

National Lottery Awards For All gives groups a chance to apply for a grant between £300 and £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities..

You can apply to National Lottery Awards For All if you are a not for profit /voluntary or community group, social enterprise, community council, school or statutory body. We’re also keen to support smaller organisations and will consider your income when making a decision.

It’s important to us that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning, so please tell us how you’ve done this in your application.

Please note that if you are applying for a project involving sport, we will prioritise projects that:

  • Engage young people from our most deprived areas
  • Engage girls and young women
  • Engage disabled young people

Various other links on Sport Scotland website.

ECB Emergency Support Programmes – No date

Up to £5,000

https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/club-funding/emergency-support-programmes

The ECB Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated cricket clubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs until normal recreational cricket activity can be resumed.

Who can apply?

Clubs affiliated to their County Cricket Board in 2019 or 2020.

What will the scheme fund?

ECB will consider applications for costs for a period of up to 12 months. Clubs should calculate estimated shortfall in the following expenditure areas:

  • Utility or service Costs
  • Rental charges
  • Staff costs (employees – not coaches or players)
  • Cleaning or maintenance commitments
  • IT licences
  • Security
  • Insurance
  • Equipment orders that can’t be deferred or recovered
  • TV / Broadband subscriptions (where it is not suspended)
  • Affiliations
  • Any other reasonable fixed and / or contracted costs

How much loan can I apply for?

Club with a junior section (including All Stars Cricket / Dynamos Cricket) between £1,000 and £5,000.

Club with an adult section only between £1,000 and £3,000.

 

Yapp Charitable Trust – No date

Up to £3,000

http://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/what-we-fund/

We only offer grants to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work with our priority groups.

What we fund:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 - 25
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental
    health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship
    difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

We can only offer grants to registered charities that have been formally
established for a minimum of three years.

We prioritise:

  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and
    behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and
    campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self
    sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

Applications that don't address at least two of the above are unlikely to
receive a grant.

 

National Lottery Awards for All Wales – No date

Up to £10,000

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-wales

For now we’re prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are reviewing the situation on an on-going basis and will share any updates or developments on our website.

This means we will prioritise applications from:

  • Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
  • Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the result of COVID-19, as highlighted through our stakeholder engagement and external analysis
  • Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19

If you would like to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you are still welcome to do so. However, please be aware that there is likely to be greater competition for our funding, and subject to the volumes of applications we receive, there may be a delay in our ability to respond within our usual 12 weeks turnaround.

 

Sport England and Crowdfunder Match Funding – No date

Up to £10,000

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/active-together

This investment aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Our match investment, of up to £10,000, aims to help organisations start to help themselves on the road to recovery. It's specifically targeted at organisations who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be:

  • Local sports clubs,
  • Charities, community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations that deliver sport and/or physical activity in their community, including organisations that are not solely or primarily sports organisations,
  • For the benefit of people residing in England.

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Individuals or sole traders,
  • For profit businesses or partnerships,
  • Local authorities, including town and parish councils,
  • Schools, colleges and universities,
  • Commercial sport and physical activity providers, e.g. private gyms,
  • Leisure operators.

Pledge Criteria

If your application is approved, you’ll get match funding of up to 50% towards your initial crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000.

To receive a pledge, you will need to do two things (the ‘fund conditions’):

1) raise at least 25% of your initial target,

2) raise this from a minimum number of supporters

Local Funding Streams

Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund – No date

Up to £7,500

https://www.blcf.org.uk/bedfordshire-coronavirus-emergency-fund-page/

This fund is open to voluntary and community organisations that are based in Bedfordshire & Luton only, and have clear charitable aims & objectives.  Grants of up to a maximum of £7,500 are currently available

The fund will support the following:

  • The development of advice and support initiatives to fill gaps for people and places where there are no current suitable services
  • Groups that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained including older people in their homes, providing food and medicines
  • Groups that provide services to address domestic abuse and violence in the home.
  • Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger ✓ Volunteer costs for existing organisations to respond to the effect of the pandemic.
  • Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support
  • Special provision of crisis services for rough sleepers and those living in temporary accommodation with changed practices to keep clients and staff as safe as possible
  • Provision of free takeaway lunches and online youth services for young people in a very disadvantaged area, supported by local volunteers
  • Non-perishable food and essential living and baby items for distribution to destitute refugees and asylum seekers
  • To reach (with support and information) local residents who don’t have access to the internet/smartphones – via self-care packages, coordinating volunteers and keeping the local ‘hub’ accessible to them.
  • Funding for community groups that are linked into the hubs being created to coordinate the above
  • Groups that provide vital community support to maintain some level of viability through these uncertain times where they are experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of the current crisis*.

 

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation – No date

Up to £5,000

https://www.cambscf.org.uk/cambridgeshire-coronavirus-community-fund.html

The Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund is open to constituted community organisations throughout Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough), who are supporting isolated older and vulnerable people at this time.

Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 will be considered (larger grants may be available for groups working in partnership). We aim for the process to take between 5 and 10 working days.

The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people (aged 60 and over) and other vulnerable people (high risk, pre-existing medical conditions, etc), as a result of the continuing threat of Covid-19. This will include; the need for self-isolation, financial hardship, potential for hunger, lack of shelter, further exacerbation of health issues, loneliness and isolation of these people.

To be eligible to apply your project must support older people or other vulnerable people and help to:

  • Supporting ongoing needs of people, to ensure that their well-being is maintained,
  • Reduce isolation and vulnerability during any isolation period that may arise as a result of the threat of Covid-19,
  • Any initiative that will help ensure people remain, safely connected with the outside world during this time.

Example projects might include:

  • Tackling the impacts of financial hardship.
  • Enabling people to keep warm by accessing home heating oil or warm clothes.
  • Enabling people to access a nutritious meal by connecting them to services providing groceries, and/or ready-made meals.
  • Enabling and encouraging people to use and access technology to keep them connected to the outside world.
  • Reaching out to isolated people by telephone, and befriending if possible.
  • Enabling home education for children and young people.

Forever Manchester Community Support Fund – No date

Up to £5,000

https://forevermanchester.com/community-support-fund/

The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. We want to fund organisations who are supporting their communities however they can.

To apply you need to be a constituted community group with your own bank account and relevant safeguarding policies in place. We expect you to be based in the area where you are offering help.

Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000.

Local groups understand how they can best help their communities at this time, so we don’t want to limit the type of request you can make, you just need to let us know what you want to do and how it supports your community.

We are prioritising applications which are providing a service in direct response to community needs created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Examples of this might be organisations providing food and essential household items to the vulnerable and self-isolating, services supporting victims of domestic abuse, organisations who support people with mental health issues or those providing emergency welfare and financial advice.

Applications providing activities to occupy children and adults during lockdown or alternative means of delivering usual activities (unless they fall into one of the categories above) are not a priority at this time.

 

Heart of Bucks Community Foundation – No date

Up to £5,000

https://heartofbucks.org/coronavirus-response-funds/

Who can apply

Not-for-profit organisations who work for the benefit of Buckinghamshire residents (excluding Milton Keynes) including town and parish councils.

Criteria

Activities/projects which alleviate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Bucks and support those in our community who are most vulnerable.

These must explicitly be for the benefit of one or more of the groups listed below.

  • People aged over 70, or living in a care setting
  • People with a weakened immune system or long-term health condition
  • People with a mental health condition
  • People who are isolated and with limited support networks
  • People who are on a low or insecure income
  • Volunteers assisting with the relief efforts in Bucks (including local ‘hubs’)
  • Destitute refugees and asylum seekers staying in Bucks

Heart of Bucks reserves the right to amend the above list at any time, in light of new data or as a result of government/medical announcements, or as a result of requests from the NET or UKCF.

What we can fund

  • The maximum grant size is £5,000
  • Capital expenditure, such as new equipment
  • Project costs associated with new, or the enhancement of existing, initiatives
  • Core costs, where there is a clear link to increased workload as a result of the pandemic

 

Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund – No date

Up to £10,000

https://www.somersetcf.org.uk/coronavirus

We are currently supporting work that directly responds to the needs that have arisen because of the coronavirus outbreak. You can see a map and list of grants we have awarded here.

This includes:

  • supporting the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained
  • supporting activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provision, or complement their response
  • activities that support vulnerable people who are self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions, etc.)
  • foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship, including child hunger
  • coordinating community responses
  • volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the crisis (note that compensation for a loss of income due to volunteering cannot be considered)
  • additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support

You may also be able to apply for funding and support from other funders and organisations. We have some information on our website here, and you can also find helpful information on the Spark Somerset website here.

The Fund is open to local charities, community organisations, social enterprises and parish or town councils in Somerset.

We expect applicants to have:

  • a board of trustees or a management committee with at least three unrelated members
  • a bank account in the group’s name with at least two signatories
  • appropriate policies and insurances, including safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

 

Steve Morgan Foundation – No date

Not detailed

https://www.tfaforms.com/4811567

In response to Covid-19 pandemic Steve Morgan Foundation has introduced an emergency fund to support charities and not for profit companies in our remit area (Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire west of M6).

The fund, of up to £1 million a week for an initial 12 weeks, will be open to charities and not for profit organisations across our region to help with the costs of additional emergency services to support people affected by the virus; it will also help charities experiencing a loss of fundraising revenue to stay in business.

Please note that this fund is not open to individuals.  Any individual seeking help should refer to organisations and charities in their local area which are supported by Steve Morgan Foundation.

For more information on local funding streams, please contact your local Active Partnership. You can find your local Active Partnership here: https://www.activepartnerships.org/