Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on society and businesses as well as individuals at the moment is incalculable. But there is help out there. Many charities and funders have put all their current reserves into supporting the community or individuals in crisis.  And although there is a raft of targeted funding for the vulnerable and elderly – there is also many other measures in place to support businesses, community groups and individuals.

Below are the online contact details for a selection that are open for applications. Please read the criteria carefully:

Local Funds

Suffolk Community Foundation: Coronavirus Community Fund:  This is to support charities that are working with the vulnerable and those on the front line

https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/in- response-to-the-coronavirus-threat-suffolk-community-foundation-launches-local-appeal/

East Suffolk District Council have community grants for groups working on the front line and individuals that need help and support :

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-grants-and-funding/coronavirus-covid-19-community-funds/

Felixstowe Town Council have cancelled their usual small grants round for May and put all £25,000 into supporting local organisations and charities working with the community : https://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/council-services/grants/

 National Funds

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups

https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/clothworkers-emergency-capital-programme/

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation  and hardship

https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-programme

Arts Council England will launch an emergency funding package for individual creatives and funded organisations on 9th April https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

Authors Emergency Fund – professional authors who are resident in the UK or British subjects –including all types of writers, illustrators, literary translators, scriptwriters, poets and journalists

https://www.societyofauthors.org/News/News/2020/March/Authors-Emergency-Fund-announcement

CAF Bank Coronavirus Emergency Fund – organisations with income of £1m or less, up to £10k to support day-to-day activities in the current health emergency or  Covid-19 emergency response https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

Care Workers Crisis Grants – grants to care workers in extreme financial hardship – criteria apply.  https://www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk/grants/

Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund – established with a £1m donation from Netflix for anyone working in the industry including freelancers  https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/covid-19-film-tv-emergency-relief-fund

Help For Musicians – guidance and hardship fund.  https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu

Cavell Nurses Trust – help for nurses and midwives towards paying basic bills https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/?s=coronavirus

PRS For Music – PRS members globally – grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need.  https://www.prsformusic.com/c/emergency-relief-fund

Sport England – have launched an emergency fund to support all those in the sector  https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector

Support for Theatre Professionals during Coronavirus – collection of funds and sources of advice or support for those in the theatre industry. Funds are available from institution specific funders  https://theatresupport.info/

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