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Funding Round-Up – COVID-19, May 2020

20-May-2020


In its on-going efforts to support VCS in Medway, MVA’s series of its regular collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations will be mainly focused on helping charities continue their work in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. This supplemental round-up also includes news of upcoming and additional funding previously missed in earlier COVID-19 articles.

Due to the varying nature and progress of the pandemic, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and ask that readers please check each organisation’s website for the latest information.

Big Society Capital

With fund source worth £100 Million, BSC are offering emergency loan fund for charities.

Comic Relief

Some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline. Support for grantees through adapting activities, reviewing timeframes, or re-budgeting remaining funds.

Co-op

£1.5 Million of essential food products to FareShare’s 23 regional centres, and then supplied to a network of local community groups across the country.

Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund

People facing an urgent and immediate need for financial assistance, may apply for a one-off grant of up to £500. The fund has been established with a £1 Million donation from Netflix for anyone impacted in the industry by shutdown.

Greggs Foundation

Funding is available for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs.

Help Musicians

Guidance and hardship fund.

Indigo Trust

Has donated £1 Million to the Trussell Trust for food banks

Make A Difference Trust

Small pockets of financial assistance to those in theatre experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to theatre closures as a direct result of Government advice aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus

National Lottery

Announces all the funding decisions for next 6 months (up to £300 Million) will be devoted to crisis and they will accelerate the cash part of this funding as much as possible.

Neighbourly

They are offering micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.

PRS For Music

PRS members globally - grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need.

Standard Life Foundation

Work directly related to crisis, addressing challenges & helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards.

Support for Theatre Professionals during Coronavirus

With funds available from institution specific funders and from those that support the wider industry, this offers a collection of funds and sources of advice or support for those in the theatre industry.

Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

Works with young people, Coronavirus funding announced, no details yet.

Tech Force 19

Innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution.

Vo Tech Now

Part of Ufi’s response to support the vocational learning sector in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding Support for Rough Sleepers

Fund To Support Children’s Charities

Alpkit

Prioritising funds to support projects that shift of focus over the coming months, prioritising funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis. £500 grants. Announced 3rd April.

#ArtInAid

For every acquisition of artworks, Le Dame Art Gallery will donate 30% on sales to a charity of your choice or to one among those they have selected: WHO - Wellcome Trust - Italian Hospitals - CDC Foundation.

Asda

Asda donated £5 Million to its partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust. This will provide over 4 million meals to families in poverty, as well as more than 3000 charities access to free food over the next 3 months. That's fantastic of Asda, but the need is huge - support the Trussell Trust by donating here.

Big Society Capital

BSC plans emergency £100m loan fund for charities.

Halifax Foundation

Prioritising Covid-19 related grant applications, will now consider applications from constituted groups not yet registered as a charity with the Charity Commission.

National Zakat Foundation

For people in community whose financial situation is badly affected by this public health crisis. Announced 3rd April.

Princes Trust

£5 Million fund entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30, grants and tailored support to maintain core business operations, as well as meet any existing financial commitments. Announced 5th April.

Skills For Care User Led Organisations (ULO)

Identify the development requirements and training needs of individual employers and PAs, and deliver, or organise, purchase and support training for individual employers and PAs. 6th April.

Standard Life Foundation

Work directly related to crisis, addressing challenges & helping to contribute to social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards.

The Fore

They will be offering fast-track emergency grants of up to £5000 to organisations in its portfolio – with the option to apply for more than one grant. Announced 3rd April.

Kennel Club

Funding for canine charities may be available soon. Announced 6th April.

Art Fund - Museum Network

Adapting programmes and being flexible around timing, open to funding all types of activity, even those that would ordinarily be ineligible, and can make decisions very swiftly. Announced 4th April

Arts Council England

Emergency funding package and support for funded organisations and individuals announced.

Heritage Fund

They will shortly have £50 Million to be made available to support the UK heritage sector as an immediate response. 3 April.

Comic Relief

Some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline. Support for grantees through adapting activities, reviewing timeframes, or re-budgeting remaining funds.

Sport England: Community Emergency Fund

Including those not currently supported by them, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus. Organisations can apply for grants between £300 and £10,000.

Sport England: Sector Partner Fund

SE are offering active Partnerships and national governing bodies, on bespoke measures that may be needed for any instances of immediate financial distress.

Sport England: Sector Stimulation Fund

Coming soon, this will be rolled out in coming weeks. 

Kent Community Foundation

Priority to constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with annual income of less than £200K, who are supporting isolated older people at this time. Focus emerging issues in the community, affecting older people.

Two Ridings Community Foundation

Up to £2000, community organisations preparing themselves to appropriately respond, development of advice and support initiatives to fill gaps, groups that provide vital community support.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, let us know by email at info@mva.org.uk, you can also contact MVA via the website.

 

 


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