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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund

Thu 21 May 2020

If you run a front-line food aid charity in England, you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help you continue to provide food to the vulnerable. You can apply for funding as a group of charities to meet the criteria for applications.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will assess applications to the fund in the order they are submitted.

Eligibility to apply

You’re eligible to apply if you:

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Funding & Support from your Community Foundation

Mon 11 May 2020

Up to £80,000 of funding is being made available to Stoke-on-Trent based organisations who are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Funding is available as small grants from The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.

There will be three tiers of grants available;

Tier One - Applications for up to £1000 for small locally based groups who are supporting a specific village or estate. Decisions on these grants will usually be made within 2 working days.

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Charity Bank Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Mon 11 May 2020

No closing date specified


Applications are open for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) offered by Social Investment Business (SIB). Charity Bank is supporting SIB by helping to deliver the Fund for eligible organisations, who believe the Fund is appropriate for their needs.

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Comic Relief Community Fund (England)

Thu 7 May 2020

This is a rolling programme and applications will be accepted at any time


The Comic Relief Community fund aims to deliver long lasting community driven change while building the capacity of grassroots organisations. 

There are two types of grants available:

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Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

Thu 7 May 2020

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This is a rolling programme with no closing dates specified.


Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.The fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. 

Eligible organisations are;

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Youth Endowment Fund COVID-19 Grant Round

Wed 6 May 2020

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020 | 12pm


The Youth Endowment Fund launches new £6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable children at risk of youth violence.

Social distancing and stay-at-home measures have seen access to schools restricted and the provision of youth services dramatically reduced. The result is that some of our most vulnerable children have both lost the support they relied on and become increasingly invisible.

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Power to Change launches up to £12 million of emergency support

Fri 1 May 2020

Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching up to £12 million of emergency support to provide both immediate and medium-term help for community businesses facing a loss of trading income during the coronavirus crisis.

The crisis has highlighted the vital role that community businesses play in reviving local assets, protecting the services that people rely on, and addressing local needs.

The new emergency support includes:

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Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund

Fri 1 May 2020

Closing date: 22nd May 2020


Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people. Awards of up to £10,000 are available.

To ensure your best chance of success please make sure to read through all of the information before you apply.

Please see below amendments to the application criteria:

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‘Aviva Community Fund’ covering the core running costs

Thu 30 Apr 2020

Closing Date: 5th May 2020


During the COVID-19 outbreak, have you had to shift your focus? Have you had to adapt the way you run your charity? Is it challenging to correctly equip your staff/volunteers to work remotely?

These are challenging times for many small charities. 

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Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fund

Thu 23 Apr 2020

Closing date: 1st May 2020

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has pledged £100,000 of financial support to community groups and voluntary organisations who are providing critical support to those impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) living in the city. 

The money will be available for community groups and charities to bid into to help them continue to support those who need it most during the pandemic. It will also help to ensure that those organisations that have seen usual funding or fundraising reduce are still able to access additional financial support. 

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