Funding Support from CVA

Below is an alphabetical list of funders focused on Covid-19. As you might have experienced, these funders change their grants rapidly at the moment due to overwhelming demand, so do check their website before applying (click on the funder title for the website). Last updated 4th May 2020.  It does include funders on hold so that you know who they are.  

This is not an exhaustive list of funding. For other funding pots, including local and regional opportunities, check out Funding Central, the Directory for Social Change, Locality and the Charity Excellence Framework. You can also look at Charity Bank's list of emergency funds.

CVA will send out useful funding tools and tips, websites and useful seminars, all designed to help you manage or adapt your income generation strategies. 

You will also want to read the London Funders COVID-19 announcement where they talk about standing with the sector, offering reassurance and a commitment to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that civil society groups can focus on the vital work of supporting communities. Established by London Funders, this initiative now has 230 funding organisations signed up to a series of commitments which include a more flexible approach to activities, dates and how you are spending your funding throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

For those of you who’d like to hear more about funders’ plans and useful funding tips, Claudia is running three different seminars in the next 2 weeks covering income generation strategies, cashflow and finance issues, and writing a COVID-19 case for support. To take part in these one hour free seminars, dates below, click on this link which will take you to a 10-minute Croydon Voluntary Action survey (at the end of which, you will find the training booking form). The dates and times are:  

13th May 2020 Wednesday 11-12pm: Income Generation during COVID-19 

19th May 2020 Tuesday 2pm-3pm: Finances and Cashflow during COVID-19 

21st May 2020 Thursday 11-12pm: Writing a COVID-19 case for support 

For all of these, you will need to book by filling in a survey. It will be worth it! 

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