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Persimmon Community Champions Fund

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis​


Persimmon Community Champions re giving away up to £2000 each every month – that’s a whopping £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

From 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s - a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time.

Co-op Funeralcare Hardship Fund

What should I do if I’m worried about funeral costs?

We understand that the COVID-19 crisis is putting many families under financial pressure, but if you don’t feel comfortable with your funeral costs at any time during the arrangement – just let us know. We’ll do

everything we can to help.

If your loved one has died of coronavirus, you could qualify for support from the Co-op Funeralcare Hardship Fund.

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

No closing date specified


The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund has been expanded and improved to make more loans to charities and social enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It offers:

  • Maximum loan amount now £1.5m (minimum still £100k) 
  • Interest-free & fee-free for the first 12 months
  • Faster than applying for a standard loan

The first loans have been approved and we have received some very positive feedback:

Emergency funding to become available from Arts Council England

Round 1: 09 April 2020 to 16 April 2020   |   Round 2: 16 April 2020 to 30 April 2020


The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and they have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of our funding, to help alleviate pressure on them as best they can.

Severn Trent creates £1m emergency fund to help communities and charity groups affected by coronavirus outbreak

With the coronavirus crisis leaving many communities and customers struggling badly, Severn Trent has moved quickly to release £1m of emergency funds to offer support where it’s needed the most.

Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO, said: “Even though we’re out there on the frontline keeping water flowing and taking waste water away, we knew we could do more for our communities by going above and beyond the support we already offer. 

Staffordshire Funding Fair

Staffordshire County Council, SCVYS and Crowdfund Staffordshire are excited to host a county wide funding fair

This event is being organised collectively by Staffordshire County Council and SCVYS. We are excited to work together with Crowfund Staffordshire to mark their relaunch as they seek to work with even more voluntary and community groups in Staffordshire.

The day will work as one session with presentations from funders from 1:30pm.