Coronavirus: weekly funding updates - 6-10 July

As we receive updates from our research team in Liverpool, we'll post weekly updates to coronavirus funding programmes and more to help you (remember - don't forget to share!)

No time to read 50-page government policy documents? Don’t worry – we’ve done it so you don’t have to. Check out our short summary of the UK Government’s Our Plan to Rebuild policy paper on ending the social lockdown – wherein we summarise the key points, outline current timings, and raise issues for charity staff and trustees to consider (which, let’s face it, you won’t get in the version). View our summary here.

Friday 10 July

The Moondance Foundation have a Covid–19 Relief Fund and are welcoming applications from registered charities who are based and working in Wales or are based outside Wales, for their work in Wales only. They will consider applications for: staff retention; current activities and services in jeopardy; evolution of services to adapt to the current crisis. Their website states: ‘Moondance encourages only those who are truly in need to apply. Please exercise restraint and kindness, keeping in mind that the need is great, and the resources are few.’ To apply please use this link.

Thursday 9 July

The Youth Futures Foundation is awarding resilience grants to registered charities or other not-for-profit, voluntary or community – sector infrastructure organisations. It is inviting applications from:

1. National infrastructure bodies that strengthen the youth and/or employment sector across England for all young people.

2. National or regional infrastructure bodies that strengthen the youth and/or employment sector specifically for young people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, including those of Gypsy, Roma & Traveller heritage.

Organisations must be able to demonstrate an impact on their finances as a result of Covid19. The deadline, for a decision by the end of September, is Friday 31 July. Full information can be found on their website through this link  .

For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.


We’re running a free Funds Online webinar on Wednesday 22 July – Find out more here now!

Wednesday 8 July

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust have this week launched their £10 million Charity Survival Fund which will provide core funding to small and medium sized charities. Charities must actively operate across one of the trust’s three priority areas: Health and Wellbeing; Welfare and Education; Arts and Culture. Grants from £5,000 – £250,000 are available, dependent on the charity’s annual income. The submission deadline is 5pm on Monday 27 July. Full details are available here.

The Shipwrecked Mariner’s Society have this week also established a £1 million Covid – 19 Response Fund to provide financial support to UK merchant seafarers and fishers affected by the pandemic. For more information please click here.

Tuesday 7 July

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has reopened its Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: MHCLG COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. The Ministry secured £10 million for domestic abuse safe accommodation charities of which £8.8 million has been awarded. Bidding has reopened for the remaining £1.2 million on a ‘first come first served’ basis until 20 July. Applicants that applied in the previous bidding window are welcome to reapply if their bid was unsuccessful or if they received funding but have identified additional costs. All the information can be found here.

United in Hammersmith and Fulham is offering grants to locally based not-for-profit organisations who are dealing with the effects of the Covid19 emergency. Project ideas that help others to adjust to social distancing, help people cope with anxiety and help resolve practical consequences of isolation are particularly welcomed. Grants are available from £100 to £1,000. Information and the short application form can be found here.

Monday 6 July

Aviva Community Fund have broadened their criteria, due to the COVID – 19 outbreak, ‘to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs, so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need.’  For eligible charities funding is available for up to £50,000.

To take part a project must:

  • Fall within one of their two key funding areas:
  • Community resilience; tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities
  • Financial Capability and inclusion; giving people the tools to become more financially independent.
  • Be raising funds to develop a new approach, product or technology; pilot a new scheme; implement a new initiative; expand existing services to a new area of beneficiary group OR be covering the core running costs of causes looking to adapt or continue their vital services throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Application deadline for this round of funding is 28th July.

For more detailed information on the fund please visit their website.


For previous updates click here


For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.