New £200m Coronavirus Community Support Emergency Fund

The Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund via the National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) is now open for applications. This new funding stream makes available £200m of the Governments’ previously announced £750M COVID-19 response funding, is aimed primarily at small…

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Larger funds now available from the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund

Existing and past National Lottery Heritage Fund grant-holders can now apply for grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 to cover emergency costs resulting from the Covid-19 crisis, for a 4 month period dating from the submission of the application. This…

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Coronavirus Food Charities Grant Fund

If you run a front-line food aid charity in England, you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help you continue to provide food to the vulnerable. Organisations are eligible to apply if they are unable to…

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National Lottery Awards Awards for All – COVID-19 update

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. CEO Dawn Austwick stated all the funding decisions they make for the next six months (March to Sept 2020) of up…

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Community Foundation coronavirus fund open for applications

The Community Foundation is calling for applications from organisations who are providing immediate relief to vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 crisis with grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. By vulnerable, they mean the elderly (70+) and those with pre-existing health conditions,…

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Some charities now eligible for Coronavirus Small Business Grant Scheme

If you’re a registered charity with premises registered for business rates in North Tyneside and have had your income adversely affected by the current lockdown conditions you may able to apply for a grant up to £10,000 (£25,000 in exceptional…

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BBC Children in Need: COVID-19 Response Grants

BBC Children in Need is temporarily pausing their current grant programmes to launch two new COVID-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The funding will be open…

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COVID-19 Emergency funding for frontline Armed Forces charities

The Government has announced £6m in funding for Armed Forces charities and CICs delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families and others from the Armed Forces community. Grants of up to £60,000 are available. In exceptional circumstances, such as providing…

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Sport England 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 Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to…

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Karbon Homes community funding

Karbon Homes wants to help their communities during the Coronavirus crisis and recognise that many of its customers are struggling. They have created a fund for those organisations who are delivering projects or assistance to their communities in areas such…

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Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund

Voluntary and community sector organisations have a vital role working alongside our NHS and local authority colleagues to support anyone who has a mental health problem. To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services –…

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Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help sector

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a new fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The UK-wide fund – money raised from The National Lottery – will address immediate pressures…

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National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) – regional funding update

“Our initial response was to be very flexible with current awards; we have now finalised our emergency funding response and are getting there with extra government funding which will be available soon (in early May). We expect to be writing…

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FINE funding database and funding bulletins currently available free

FINE (Funding Information North East) funding bulletins and access to searchable online funder database (with details of proven funders of NE groups) are available free during coronavirus crisis – simply sign up to become a member of VONNE to access…

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Youth Endowment Fund: COVID-19 grant round

The Youth Endowment Fund has opened a new £6.5m* COVID-19 grant round to help reach and support vulnerable young people (predominantly aged 10 to 14) at risk of youth violence, and to learn the best ways to provide support under…

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Magic Little Grants 2020

Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500. The fund will be awarding over 900 grants to…

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Crowdfund North East LEP

Match funding is to be distributed by the North East LEP to small businesses through Crowdfunder’s small business support scheme, Pay it Forward. Eligible micro-businesses, charities, social enterprises and sole traders employing no more than 10 full time equivalent employees…

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Loneliness COVID-19 Grant Fund

Charities providing frontline services and operating at a multi-regional or national level only can apply for between £500,000 to £1M to provide immediate targeted relief to those most at risk of loneliness. Grants are available to help organisations to continue and…

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Baring Foundation: Supporting legal action related to COVID-19

The Baring Foundation has introduced three new funding streams to support organisations undertake legal action related to COVID-19. This funding will run throughout 2020 and represents a commitment of up to £1 million to supporting civil society at this time.…

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Power to Change emergency support

After pausing their funding programmes, Power to Change is launching up to £12 million of emergency support to provide both immediate and medium-term help for community businesses facing a loss of trading income during the coronavirus crisis. The new emergency…

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Business/Charity Interruption Loan Scheme

To be eligible under the scheme, charities no longer have to generate more than 50% of their income from trading. This previously prevented most charities from applying. Under the scheme, charities can access loans of up to £5m for up…

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Free business support for charities from the Cranfield Trust

Cranfield Trust has been providing free tailored business support to voluntary organisations for nearly 30 years. During this challenging time, all of their services can be accessed remotely, so you can still get the expert business support you need, wherever…

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NCVO update coronavirus funding information

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has added (17 April 2020) three important updates to its existing coronavirus advice: Charity funding from the government: The very latest information on the £750 million promised by the chancellor and how it will be…

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Government Support for Employers and Businesses including charities and CICs

The Government have a package of support for businesses including charities and social enterprise (where applicable) including: Job Retention Scheme Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Support for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Businesses Support for nursery businesses that pay business rates Support…

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