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COVID 19 Support Fund

Closing date: 30 October 2020


A huge, co-ordinated effort across community and voluntary groups across our county is making a huge difference to isolated and vulnerable people, and those in most need of help. Local people are also stepping up to put projects together make a difference.

Now the new COVID-19 Support Fund has been set up to help keep this happening. It’s rapid, flexible funding to support communities to do their bit and to make sure that the voluntary sector continues to thrive now and after the crisis.

Magic Little Grants

Closing date: 31 October 2020


The Magic Little Grants Fund is funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Localgiving and Postcode Community Trust are working together again in 2020 to provide small grants to small local charities and community groups in England, Scotland and Wales to help them deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

Comic Relief Community Fund - Capacity Building Grant

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis


Grants of up to £1,000 are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to become stronger and more robust and better able to deliver projects that bring about lasting change.

The Community Fund is provided by Comic Relief and administered for organisations in England by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond

No closing date specified


Grants are available for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Allchurches Trust, one of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts, is an independent charity, regulated by the Charity Commission. It offers charitable grants with income derived from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, a specialist insurance and financial services group.

The Rank Foundation - Pebble Grants

No closing date specified


Up to £1000 funding is available for charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities.

The funding can be used for either:

Capital costs – funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, buildings, construction, and equipment.

Short break – funding is targeted towards respite breaks for children or adults, and short-term activities or programmes.

https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/

Asda Foundation grants

No closing date specified


The ASDA Foundation's grants programmes aim to support grassroots charitable organisations working at the heart of its stores' communities. Registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for support with initiatives that will make a real long-term difference, benefiting the wider community.

In response to coronavirus/COVID-19, the Foundation has developed two new grant streams:

Macmillan Covid-19 Emergency Grant

No closing date specified

Who can apply?

  • Macmillan Professionals
  • People Living with Cancer (e.g. Self-help and support groups but not individuals)
  • Voluntary/third sector and Community Groups
  • Partner Organisations

All applications are welcome to support people living with and affect by cancer in response to Covid-19, in particular those that are supporting all communities to help overcome the social effects during this time.