Emergency funding available

(Update: 2/4/20): The various Lottery funders have announced funding.  The Heritage fund has funding for existing or recent grantees. Sport England is doing the same, and also has a fund for activities to help people stay active.  The Community Fund has a Covid-19 page with updates on what they are doing.

Still nothing sector specific from Government, but some hints that something’s coming.

Civil Society has a longer list of funders, including these and other sources (added 27/03)

We’ve seen a few sources of funding for charities affected by Coronavirus and/or working with people directly affected (updated 23/3):

Martin Lewis / Money Saving Expert – £5k – £20k for poverty relief. Deadline 25th March, funding to be released quickly.

Watch the National Emergencies Trust – currently raising funds, to be distributed through Community Foundations.  Again this is to support work supporting people directly affected (guidelines on their site).

The Mayor of London and City Bridge Trust have launched an emergency fund to support charities directly affected – sign up on their site for updates next week.  The Steve Morgan Foundation is offering funding for charities in Liverpool, Cheshire and North Wales.  Local Waitrose stores have access to £1m emergency funding for local groups.  The Oxfordshire Community Foundation has some local funding available from the Indigo Trust.

NCVO are lobbying for additional support for the sector and they have also made their KnowledgeBase resources available for free. Also worth watching for volunteering support.