Top 5 Additional Funding For The Third Sector During Covid-19

30 June 2020
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At the beginning of the lockdown we brought you the first blog in our Covid19 information series on Top 5 Places To Look For Third Sector Funding During Covid-19. Since then we have published tips and advice on where to find training and learning opportunities and support for third sector organisations as well as wellbeing advice.

In our latest blog we bring you more information on additional funding during Covid 19.


1) Post Covid-19 Revival Fund

In response to the coronavirus, the Edge Foundation has launched a one-off £250,000 fund to address the educational challenges arising from the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis. Through the Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund, grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to all educational establishments or not-for-profit organisations working within the education sector to support the development of projects and initiatives to revive education and support the sector to build a better future. The deadline for applications is midday on the 9th July 2020

Find out more information here.
 


2) Seven Stars Foundation

From July 2020, UK charities with a turnover of less than £1.5 million per year and who are working with at-risk young people affected by the covid-19 crisis will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of up to £2,500. The funding can be used for overheads, salary costs, and/ or wherever else the organisation needs to ensure its survival and sustainable services in the future. The funding is being made available through the 7Stars Foundation. To apply, applicants are encouraged to email the Foundation.  
 

Find out more information here.


3) Leeds Building Society Foundation

The Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Donations usually fund items of "capital expenditure". That means items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs. The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1m. 

The next date for applications is Monday 3 August, to be considered in their September meeting. 

For more information and the online application form visit their website here.


4) Baring Foundation – Supporting Legal Action Related to COVID 19

This fund will support legal action in all its forms – empowering, persuading, challenging – that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of Covid-19 and the response to the pandemic from public authorities, businesses, and communities. 

Applications will be considered from registered charities which have relevant and demonstrable legal expertise in their area of focus. 

Deadlines are staggered throughout 2020 with the next one planned for 11 August. Find out more information here.


5) Foyle Foundation – Small Grants Scheme

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Small Grants Scheme to support smaller, grass-roots and local charities across the UK during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Funding can be used to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services for charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum that can show financial stability and a clear need for their services. Competition for funding is expected to be strong.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Find out more information here.


More Funding...

  • Givable is a new donations platform which aims to give a helping hand to small charities across the UK. Givable provides donors with an easy way to send money to their favourite charities, while allowing those charities to benefit from the latest in payment technologies and the ability to monitor donations as they come in. Apply here.

  • Morrisons Foundation recognises that homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 because they are more likely to have underlying health conditions and are less able to access basic sanitation.  Applications will be considered up to a maximum of £10,000, but the emphasis is on smaller amounts to enable as many charities as possible can be supported from the fund. Submit an application here.

  • Turn 2 Us is a national charity helping people when times are tough. They provide a range of advice and information for individuals around financial support, including a searchable database of grants for individuals facing financial hardship. Search for funds here.


For more information on additional funding during covid-19 check out our weekly newsletters. We pull together a range of information that we hope will help navigate your way through the challenging circumstances at the moment.

The newsletters are published every Thursday and are full of advice, funding opportunities, training and learning opportunities and support for organisations as well as a host of other relevant information. You can read the most recent newsletter here.

We also have a designated page on our website full of up-to-date information on our Covid 19 response which you can see here.

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