This page lists funding available specifically for people and organisations affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Please note that although this page is updated regularly, the information contained may not be fully up to date. If you are aware of funding  not listed on this page or in any of the links, please email Viki Lee at GMCVO.

Ian McLintock is maintaining an up-to-date list of emergency funding for charities on Linked In.

Grants Online have a dedicated Coronavirus funding page.

Pioneers Post are maintaining a list of funding that can help social enterprises and other social sector organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Charity Bank are maintaining a list of emergency funding for charities and social enterprises. 

Macc have a dedicated Covid-19 funding page.

Bolton CVS have a dedicated Covid-19 funding page.

Salford CVS have a funding page that includes Covid-19 specific funding.

Wigan Borough Community Partnership have a Covid-19 funding news page. 

Action Together: have a funding page that includes Covid-19 specific funding.

Forever Manchester Community Support Fund: Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support grassroot community groups that are responding to the impact of Covid-19 by helping those most affected. 

Charities Aid Foundation:  Grants up to £10,000 for smaller charitable organisations affected by the virus outbreak. 

Arts Council England have launched an emergency funding package for cultural organisations and individual artists. 

Sylvia Adams Trust: Grants of up to £5,000 (unrestricted) to organisations who provide early years support and will experience an increase in demand due to Covid-19.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund: Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 will be available to heritage organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant. Open to accpet applications until 31/07/2020

Prince’s Trust and NatWest: a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments. The initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it.

Tesco Bags of Help: £500 grants for organisations who support vulnerable groups. Grants are to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects.

Morrisons Foundation Covid-19 Homelessness Support Fund: Grants of up to £10,000 to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak.

A Greater Manchester Community Support Fund: Phase Two has been set up by Forever Manchester to provide funding of up to £5,000 for organisations who are supporting those suffering from hardship as a result of the Covid-19. Applications will be accepted from voluntary and community organisations based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester but priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000

Barclays:100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities with an income over £1m who are mounting a response directly to the covid crisis.

ESF Community Fund (ADAPT Round) Small grants of up to £20,000 for GM VCSE organisations for projects to develop and maintain participant connections to learning experiences. Project activity should support, maintain and improve participant employability and resilience.

The Government are offering grants up to £100,000 for front-line food aid charities to help continue to provide food to the vulnerable.

The Office for Civil Society have published a list of all of the new funds that are available through civil society support package announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 8 April so far in their latest Covid-19 newsletter dated 15th May. Click here to receive your regular copy of this newsletter. 

Clinks: Covid response grants Phase 2.  Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system with under £500,000 annual income can apply now for grant funding to support their vital work during Covid-19 or to make adaptations as we look ahead towards recovery and a ‘new normal’. Clinks would like to hear from organisations with an existing relationship with Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service with under £500,000 annual income who are delivering, or have a track record of delivering, services to support people in prison, through-the-gate and in the community in the context of Covid-19. Deadline: 17 August, 9:00

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is an emergency loan fund which will provide repayable finance to charities and social enterprises who are experiencing disruption as a result of COVID-19 and is intended for such organisations who have an otherwise viable business model. Loan amounts available range from £100k - £1.5k and loan repayments are interest-free & fee-free for the first 12 months

The Future Workforce Fund Grants Programme, led by The Prince’s Trust, in partnership with GMCA, will soon be launched for Greater Manchester. Grants of up to £25,000 will be available to organisations that can support young people in the region to cope today and prepare for tomorrow. For further information, to register your interest and to sign up for a briefing event, head to: Deadline for the submission of appliations is 27/07/2020

Woodward Charitable Trust offers funding towards the core costs of UK charities with annual income less than £200,000. Trustees will consider applications for core costs which will achieve a positive impact. Deadline 31st July 2020. 

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust award grants to registered charities that work in the UK and aim to give grants to those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. The focus for the next round of funding is people aged 60 and over, priority will be given to charities that work within BAME communities. Deadline 31st July 2020. 

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have launched of a new ‘Charity Survival Fund’. A total of £10 million will be made available to support charities in the UK, targeting small and medium size charities. The aim is to provide core funding to help charities overcome the impact of Covid-19, offsetting lost income. Deadline 27th July 2020. 

Community Centre Support Fund is offering awards of up to £500 to help community centres make the adaptations that they need to in order to welcome groups and people back into their spaces in a Covid-secure way.

COMIC RELIEF: Covid-19 Community Grant (England) will provide grants of £4,000 to English grass roots organisations in order for them to respond to the current crisis and recover through enhanced Capacity building grants of £1000. It is uderstood that many small grassroots organisations have had to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis, so these funds will be distributed quickly through a simplified application process and weekly grants panels. 

The Baring Foundation have announced the first call for applications in their new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health. With this funding, Baring Foundation are offering modest, unrestricted grants to established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists. Baring Foundation envisage making grants of £12,000 – £15,000 each. Deadline: 18 August, 12:00

The Edge Fund Rapid Response Fund is open to all groups that are working towards systemic change, and whose work is in line with Edge Fund's values. Each successful group will receive £750. Edge Fund will award 30 grants. Of those, at least 15 grants will go to groups working on anti-racist struggles, and at least 10 of those 15 will go to groups fighting for Black/Afrikan liberation and made up of Black/Afrikan activists. Deadline 25th August 2020

A new charity, The Fat Bee Foundation, has launched to support and amplify the work of small charities providing much needed services. The charity will provide grants of up to £2,500 to help small charities build websites and digital products which will enhance their work and consequently provide social good. 

Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways programme will award fixed grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans. Projects should aim to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing by getting veterans out and active. Deadlines: Round 4: 25 August, 12pm / Round 5: 30 November, 12pm

The National Lottery COVID-19 Community-led Organisations Recovery Scheme is designed to support organisations that work with those communities which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as well as social enterprises and community businesses. Funding is being awarded through a carefully selected range of specialist partners with funding opportunities available upon an ongoing basis for VCSE organisations of all sizes. 

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage will support organisations across the heritage ecosystem that were financially sustainable before COVID-19, have exhausted all other financing options, and are now at risk of failure. Grants from £10,000 to £3million are available for organisations in England only and the funding must be spent by the end of this financial year, 31 March 2021. Deadline: 17 August, 12pm


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