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Covid-19 Funding


What is the Community and Environment Fund (CEF)?

The CEF fund has been created to add benefit over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands. In Stafford District this will include: 

  • Great Haywood
  • Ingestre
  • Hopton
  • Marston and Yarlet
  • Pirehill
  • Yarnfield
  • Swynnerton 

Who can apply for funding?

The Gamesys Foundation

The main focus of the Gamesys Foundation is to preserve and protect the wellbeing of individuals suffering from mental health issues.

We do that through providing grants and funding to organisations who care for these individuals directly, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field.

Applications are open to UK-based organisation with a minimum annual income of £50,000.


Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) Covid-19 Emergency Fund

No closing date specified

The National Emergency Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

What work will the DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund?

The DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund aims to support DPOs to meet the needs of disabled people. We are looking to fund Covid-19 related work in the following broad three areas:

Art Fund Respond and Reimagine Grants

Closing date: 12 October 2020

The Respond and Reimagine Grants are provided and administered by The Art Fund, an independent fundraising charity.

The funding is intended to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future.

YMCA Burton awarded National Lottery Community grant funding

YMCA Burton are thrilled to have received £114,000 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This has helped us to secure our provision of essential support services, prepare all our sites to comply with current regulations and to provide equipment for our clients to keep in contact with others, access our online services and support positive wellbeing.  Thanks to the Government for making this possible

The Phoenix Fund - Emergency grants to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities

Deadlines for applications are: 21 August, 2 September, 16 September, and 30 September 2020

The Phoenix Fund has been set up by the National Lottery Community Fund with £1.4 million in Lottery funding and the Global Fund for Children who is managing the Fund.

The Fund will provide £1 million in emergency grants to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across England. The £400,000 is to be used to further develop the fund.

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund is a new fund to tackle food poverty. We have seen a significant rise over recent years in the coalfields of the number of projects providing food to those who cannot afford it. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem with more people being referred to food banks, and tens of thousands of children skipping meals due to family income being too low.