Funding with Deadlines

Trust for London
Funding schemes remain unchanged during the pandemic. They recognise that your plans may need to adapt due to the current circumstances. For example, you may need to think about project delivery in light of social distancing and that some organisations may not be set up to deliver services digitally and may need support to transition to working in new ways. Programme areas they fund: good homes and neighbourhoods; better work; decent living standards; shared wealth; pathways to settlement; stronger voices; connected communities.
Deadlines in 2020:  2 June at 1pm; 6 October both 1pm 

Youth Endowment Fund
Funding for activities that aim to reach and help vulnerable children (aged 10-14) who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence and who, as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19 and social distancing measures, may have lost the support they rely on.
Deadline; 3 June 2020 @Midday

Independent Age Grants Fund
Applications are now being accepted for a new Fund that aims to support registered charities that are making a real and immediate difference to vulnerable older people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and beyond.
Deadlines: 4 June, 2 July, 21 August, 18 September 2020 - all at 9am.

Deadline Extended: Tampon Tax Fund
The £15 million fund is intended for charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations across the UK with projects directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.
Deadline: 7 June 2020

Restoring Racial Justice Fund
Applications are now being accepted for a new Fund that provides financial support to individuals and organisations that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and beyond on those who identify as People of Colour (POC). Three types of funding available - the first one is Emergency and Recovery with the deadline as stated below.  There is a webinar on 20 May.
Deadline: 15 June 2020

C-19 Bright Ideas Fund
Small grants and business development advice support for current Bright Ideas grantees that are facing significant challenges as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Only community businesses who receive unique link are eligible to apply. A free webinar is offered on 2 June at 2pm, register here.
Deadline: 19 June 2020

Childnet Film Competition
Open to all young people. Looking for films or storyboards that tell why you want an internet that allows people to feel free and safe online and how to make this happen. There are three categories:  sole, groups, and storyboard.
Deadline: 22 June 2020 @5pm.

Yapp Charitable Trust
Grants up to £9,000 for small charities covering running costs - rent, utilities, and salaries.   
Deadline 30 June 2020

Heritage Emergency Fund
Past and current National Lottery Heritage Fund grantees can apply now for emergency grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 to cover essential costs for up to four months. This funding is part of the £50 million Heritage Lottery Fund which launched in mid April with smaller grants of between £3,000 and £50,000. (Applications are still being accepted for the smaller grants until 30 June.)
Deadline: 30 June 2020

2020 Christmas Challenge
The Christmas Challenge (sorry!!)  is the UK's biggest online match funding campaign. It gives your donors the chance to double their donations as you raise vital funds for your work. This year it will run from midday Tuesday 1st December to midday Tuesday 8th December.
Deadline: 3 July 2020, @5pm.

Defra £3.45m: Food Aid
Offering grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 to frontline food aid charities who are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities and who have the capacity to distribute this food purchased by 9 August 2020.
Deadline: 6 July 2020 @12noon.

Resource Alliance Global Fundraising Awards
The above awards are being dedicated to the fundraisers and changemakers navigating the sector during Covid-19.  There are four categories: 2020 Global Fundraiser of the Year; The Activator Award; The Rule Breaker Award; The Change Accelerator Award.
Deadline 31 July 2020.

New! Government Building Safety Fund
Funding is being provided to building owners and registered providers of social housing to meet the cost of removing unsafe cladding on residential blocks of flats in England that do not comply with building regulations.
Deadline: 31 July 2020

Children Young People Awards
Shining a spotlight on the vital role that so many organisations, teams and committed individuals play in improving the lives of children, families, and young people.  There is a new category this year - The Youth Relationships Award.
Deadline: 25 September 2020.

Local & National Government Funding

Charities to Benefit from Dormant Accounts
The Culture Secretary has announced that £150 million will be taken from dormant bank and building society accounts to help support the UK’s charities and social enterprises whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.  Read more

Clinks: Criminal Justice System
Voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 can apply now for a grant of up to £5,000. The funding is to be used for activities and resources which help organisations deliver support to people in the criminal justice system during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. For example, this could be additional equipment or a contribution towards a salary.  Read more
(There are no deadlines, applications will be looked at weekly starting 25 May 2020)

Gvt. Business Support Grants
Business grant funding and business rates holidays are being provided for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.  
Find out more

Gvt.Charities Coronavirus Support
Small and medium-size charities are encouraged to apply on the National Lottery Community Fund website.  Apply here

Gvt. Council Guidance Hardship Fund
The Government has launched a £500 million Hardship Fund to provide council tax relief to help those affected most by coronavirus. 
Find out more

Gvt. Covid Adoption Support Funding
Adoptive families will be offered emergency support including online counselling and couples therapy as the government expands the scope of the Adoption Support Fund to meet needs arising from the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Read more

Govt.  Insurance and Long Term Savings Industry
New funding for community-based charities and charities supporting the most vulnerable.  Please note charities will not be able to apply for funding directly as the money will be distributed through umbrella bodies. For more information.

Govt. School Funding and Support
The Government has announced that it will make extra funding available for schools to cover unforeseen additional costs incurred, including cleaning and keeping schools open over Easter.  Read more.

Govt.  Social Care Organisations
The above programme will be a mix of loans and investment which is being put together to help get emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged parts of the UK that are affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

Govt. Technology 
Technology companies who come up with digital support solutions that can be launched in the next few weeks for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus can apply for a grant up to £25,000.  Examples are: locating and matching qualified carers to those in need; developing tools to recruit train and coordinate local volunteer into clinical and non-clinical workers; making it easier to discover and deliver mental health services and support.  Apply here

Mayor of London Warmer Homes 
Grants up to £4,000 for low income Londoners who own their own homes or rent privately. The energy improvements which can be funded are:  wall and loft insulation; first time central heating; boiler upgrades; solar PV panels in electrically heated properties.  Although home visits to survey properties, and to fit the measures are suspended until it is safe to resume, the funding will be allocated by date of application, and you are advised not to delay applications until the coronavirus pandemic has passed.
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VAT from PPE donated to Charities 
NHS charities are set to benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds for PPE donations made earlier this year.  
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Croydon Council Covid-19 Funding

Crisis Fund
The Council has established a new fund to support VCS groups that are responding directly to Covid-19 in Croydon above and beyond their normal activities and, as a result, are facing funding challenges.  Costs such as:  purchasing additional supplies, such as food, containers, PPE;  supporting volunteer expenses; additional staffing costs to coordinate community action.  This fund is only available to fund activities that are already underway, not new proposals.   Find out more

Cultural Relief Fund 
Emergency funding to support cultural organisations in danger of closing, and also programme funding for cultural activity during the health crisis. Grants will be available to groups who are based or work in the borough, with most bids expected to be around £2-5,000.  Applicants can apply online here but are asked to first contact the council’s culture team at to discuss their application. 
Deadlines: 29 May; 30 June 2020.