Funding Resources

Here are just a few of the funding opportunities available during the COVID-19 crisis. If you know of others that you think your fellow members should be aware of, please get in touch

  • Coalition members The Jo Cox Foundation and Facebook have partnered to launch the Great Get Together Facebook Community Grants programme. They are looking to award grants of up to £1000 to projects aiming to build virtual connections in creative and innovative ways throughout the rest of the year. Successful applicants will also benefit from a package of digital support from Facebook, including mentoring to enable organisations to fully optimise their use of the platform. Applications are welcomed from organisations who have previously been engaged with the Great Get Together or the More in Common network. Find out more and apply here


  • The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have published two new pieces of fundraising guidance for charities in England. The guidance sets out a responsible framework to help charitable organisations return to fundraising as restrictions are eased,  whilst still adhering to social distancing measures. Get information and to read the published guidance here.

  • Coronavirus Community Support Fund: The Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund is now open for applications. This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. Learn more and apply here.

  • £5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund: The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing. The plan will aim to ensure that, for people of all ages and backgrounds, staying at home does not need to lead to loneliness. National organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections are invited to apply for a share of £5 million of funding, which the government is investing to help them to continue and adapt their critical work. This fund will make grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000. Apply here.

  • London Community Response Fund: London’s funders are working together to provide coordinated funding to support groups responding to the needs of communities in the capital affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Find out more and apply here.

  • Resourcing Racial Justice: The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour (POC) innovators, change makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change. This is a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice. Learn more and apply here.

  • Independent Age Grants fund: Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Independent Age have released £2 million from Independent Age’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus. Their Grants Fund will comprise of four separate funding rounds. In each round we will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each. Apply here.

  • CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund: This Fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Learn more and apply here.

  • Institute of Fundraising: Coronavirus Emergency Funding Sources: For those searching for much-needed funding, the Institute of Fundraising is helping to make your job a little easier by collating them in one place. View the funding sources here.

Charity Bank: COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Social Sector Organisations: Charity Bank has a list of emergency funds for charities and social enterprises that are experiencing difficulties, which is updated as new opportunities are identified. View the funding sources here.

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