Community Funding - COVID19
Please see the below list of funding options which may help community organisations and individuals.
Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
The Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme offers up to £100,000 in grant funding to help community-led organisations recover from Covid-19. For more information visit: https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/covid-19-community-led-organisations-recovery-scheme/.
How to apply
The Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme will have three application rounds. Each round will have a short application window as we
expect a high level of demand.
Round One – Tuesday 28 July, 10am-1pm
Round Two – Tuesday 4 August, 10am-1pm
Round Three – Tuesday 11 August, 10am-1pm
When each round is open, you can apply on the Power to Change website: www.powertochange.org.uk. You must submit your application by 1pm for it to be valid.
Homelessness organisations affected directly by COVID-19 can now apply for funding of £5.5million in a second round of grants distributed by Homeless Link
The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus. It will also support organisations that have needed to expand or adapt their services in light of COVID-19 to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.
More information and details of how to apply can be found here: https://www.homeless.org.uk/sites/default/files/site-attachments/Round%202%20FAQs%20Final.pdf
The National Emergencies Trust
The National Emergencies Trust are working with Community Foundations across the country to make funding available to organisations responding to Covid-19. Find out about available funding and your local Community Foundation via the below links:
- Bradford and Leeds - https://leedscf.org.uk/grants/resilience-fund
- Calderdale https://www.cffc.co.uk/the-cffc-community-resilience-grant
- Kirklees - https://www.one-community.org.uk/looking-for-funding/coronavirus-emergency-fund.php
- Wakefield - http://www.wakefieldcf.org.uk
Government £10 million domestic abuse charities fund
Charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/domestic-abuse-charities-can-apply-for-vital-funds.
Government £100,000 Food Charities Grant Fund
For charities helping people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). To find out more visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-apply-for-the-food-charities-grant-fund. Closing date: 6th July
Council for Mosques launches £100,000 COVID-19 Mosque Support Fund
Bradford Council for Mosques (CfM) has earmarked £100,000 Mosque Support Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This initial fund is available for mosques within the Bradford District that are in hardship to help with running and maintenance costs during the national lockdown and will be capped at £1,000 per application.
One Community Foundation (Kirklees) - The NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund
The NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund has been created to provide grants of up to £1,000 to the organisations helping those most affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Funding is available to support the following types of activities: support the on-going needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained; support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provisions, or compliment their response; Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions, etc.); Support for food banks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger.
Sport England (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. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000. In exceptional circumstances Sport England will consider awards of more than £10,000.
Radio Aire Cash for Kids Appeal Application
Basic Essentials Family Grants are available to organisations seeking to help the individual families they work with affected by poverty due to the Covid-19 virus. £35 per child is available for children up to and including the age of 18 as soon as funds are available. Cash for Kids could change this sum at their discretion at anytime. To apply visit https://www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/emergency-appeals/west-yorkshire/5400f231-6edb-4c2c-9fc7-da186977270e/
Leeds Community Foundation (Leeds)