We will be adding information on relevant funding sources to support VCSE organisations facing financial pressures and to help develop new services to respond to the Coronavirus below:
London Catalyst - Project Grants
London Catalyst funds initiatives that tackle the effects of poverty and ill health and make a difference.
Deadline: 14 October.
Stronger Communities Fund
Support for projects that use sport and physical activity to address increased levels of loneliness and social isolation.
Deadline: 25 September.
Walking and Cycling grants
Walking and Cycling Grants: up to £10,000 over three years:
Deadline 15 October
Grants for LGBT+ sector
Grants for the diverse organisations that make up the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) sector.
Deadline: no deadlines
Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21
Innovate UK is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant.
Deadline: 14 October
Independent Age Grants Fund
Grants for organisations reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline: 11 September
Lloyds Bank Foundation
£7.4 million COVID funding aimed at supporting charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis.
Deadline: 11 September
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund
VCSE organisations can apply for funding to run projects focused on starting well in life.
Deadline: 30 October
Thomas Wall Trust, For work building literacy,numeracy skills aimed at increasing employment prospectsAmount: up to £5,000. Deadline: ongoing - applications to be considered in November 2020.
- Heritage Lottery Fund to help organisations to stabilise services.
- BBC Children in Need is enabling existing funded organisations to adapt services to meet CV-related need
- Comic Relief Funding Covid update some of the money raised through Sport Relief will go towards CV related work
- London Community Response Wave 1 and 2 Covid 19 funding to help VCOs adapt their services
- Update from the National Lottery on Furloughing staff from lottery-funded projects
- Update from National Lottery on their Covid 19 funding priorities. Funding merged with Government £750m. Six months funding. Deadline 1st May.
- Barclays Foundation Coronavirus fund of £1million to community groups and Charities. *Not yet open*
- Tesco Bags of Help Covid 19 Communities Fund Organisations can apply for a £500 single payment and applications will be allocated to each Tesco region in the usual manner.
- Charities Aid Foundation rapid response fund **CLOSED to applications**
- Emergencey £1m Support Fund - GLA, City Bridge Trust and London Funders
- Individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector - Arts Council Covid 19 Fund
- Funding for up to £5k for food and essentials only (Wave 1) - London Community Response
- £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis - Sport England
- £1 million Community Support Fund to help your local community - John Lewis and Waitrose
- Government funding up to £25K for innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 - Tech Force 19
- Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, a new offering specifically created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing - Eligible musicians are able to apply for a one-off payment of £500 through an online form.
- 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 - Neighbourly Community Fund
- Sign up to the London Funders ebulletin
- Social Enterprise UK briefing contains information on what support social enterprises can access during COVID-19.
- Asda and Marks & Spencer have launched e-gift shopping cards to enable the elderly, vulnerable and those self-isolating to have their shopping collected by volunteers safely and securely.
- Yapp Covid 19 fund - grants of up to £3,000. Also has larger programme of up to £40,000 – check priority groups on website. Also
- Leathersellers small grants programme up to £3,000. Rolling programme. *CLOSED*
- Morrisons Covid 19 Homeless Support Fund will offer funding up to £10,000
- Government Covid 19 Emergency funding to charities providing childrens services for local authorities: St Johns Ambulance: Victims charities: Citizens Advice.
- Emergency Fund (Covid 19) for Young Women to help young women aged 18-30 who are facing financial crisis
- The Will Charitable Trust Covid 19 fund for registered charities: income must be over £5k
- Standard Life Foundation Covid 19 fund £10 - 200,000k over several years for strategic work to support sustainability of those on low incomes
- Elton John Aids Foundation Covid 19 fund for organisations working on HIV/Aids issues
- Big Society Capital Resilience and Recovery loan fund for Charities and social enterprises
- Department of Health and Social Care Covid 19 £5m fund to VCSEs for work on mental health
- Small Business Grants Fund/Business Rates Relief - to retail sector (includes charites with retail outlets)
- Aviva Covid 19 Community Fund - projects can be pitched which are chosen by Aviva employees
- Youth Endowment Fund - to support young people at risk of serious youth violence
- Love Kingston - currently closed.
- Forces Communities Together programme - to support veterans at risk of isolation or loneliness
- Bright Ideas Covid 19 Support Fund - for those already in receipt of funds
- Tree Council - funding available for tree planting
- Rosa Trust - Covid 19 fund for women's projects
- Hargreaves Foundation - sport/education funding for children/young people disadvantaged/with mental or physical disabilities
- Nationwide Building Society funding up to £50,000 for housing projects/community trusts
- Youth Futures Foundation - funding for infrastructure organisations tackling youth unemployment
- Viridor - funding for community projects in RB Kingston and three other boroughs
- Need help?
If you need support from KVA to access funding at this time - please contact Alison Ewart on firstname.lastname@example.org