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SUPPORTING THE CHARITY SECTOR DURING CORONAVIRUS

This is your hub for the latest funding and resources to help charities and other social sector organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The new CAF Resilience Fund - Applications now closed

The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19.

Through hundreds of unrestricted grants, this fund will support those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.

Both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, could apply for the CAF Resilience Fund.

This fund will initially distribute £20 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19.

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Survive the crisis


In this challenging year for charities, we've pulled together new resources with actions to survive, tools to adapt and strategies to thrive in a crisis.

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Charities surviving crisis

New UK Giving:
Covid-19 Special Report

UK Giving is the largest multi-year study of giving behaviour in the UK. This special report is based on research conducted between January and August 2020, it includes responses from more than 9,000 people across the country. The report sets out the impact that the pandemic has had so far on people’s giving behaviours, and the outlook for the coming months.

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LATEST CORONAVIRUS FUNDING FOR CHARITIES 

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Fund name Description
Henry Smith Charity Funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.
Local Giving Foundation Dedicated to providing funding opportunities and advocacy for local charities and community groups in the UK.
The Oneside Foundation Awarding grants to charities registered in the UK to assist them in the incredible work they do every day.
Common Call COVID Fund  Grants between £1K-£3K and 1 year of support available to Black-led social impact organisations.
MK Recovery Fund  Funding for community groups in Milton Keynes.
120+ Emergency Funders (LinkedIn) This list of funders has been posted on LinkedIn by Ian McLintock. We've captured some of them below.
Grants Online Coronavirus Grants Online has a list of coronavirus specific funds across the UK.
UK Government Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak. The money is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.
UK Insurance and Long-Term Savings Industry The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund to provide immediate relief to charities affected by Covid-19, as well as a longer-term programme of support for people, communities, and issues where there is the greatest need. The Fund will work in partnership with CAF and the National Emergencies Trust.
National Emergencies Trust The National Emergencies Trust (NET), in partnership with the British Red Cross, has launched a fundraising appeal, to raise and distribute funds to support UK communities. Funds will be distributed to charities through local community foundations from the 23 March.
UK Community Foundations Community Foundations around the UK are providing Coronavirus specific funding. Visit the UK Community Foundations website to find out what your local Foundation is doing.
Big Society Capital An ambitious £100 million programme of loans and investment is available to help get much-needed emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Morrisons Foundation The Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.
Yapp Trust Not specific to coronavirus, but Yapp Trust offers grants towards the running costs of small charities (maximum £3,000 per year, for up to three years).
Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland are keeping open their Small and Medium Grants Programmes.
National Lottery Community Fund Latest updates from the National Lottery Community Fund for organisations they fund and their projects. They will update this page as the situation develops.
Greggs Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Appeal Greggs Foundation is providing urgent funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support for charities, community groups and schools.

The latest from CAF

Advice and insight from our teams to support your organisation at this time.

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    A COVID-19 philanthropy stimulus package

    In this briefing we outline a number of immediate and medium term policy measures we believe should be taken to support charities at this difficult time.
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    Cassie Robinson on tech, civil society and philanthropy

    16 April 2020 - A wide ranging conversation with writer, thinker and Senior Head of the UK Portfolio at the National Lottery Community Fund, against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Coronavirus scams – how to stay safe

    Criminals are exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to scam the unwary. Discover the warning signs of attempted fraud and seven tips to protect yourself.
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    CAF Coronavirus emergency grant fund

    Applications for this round of funding have now been paused, follow the link for more information. This £5m fund is designed to assist small charities in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.
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    CAF UK Giving Coronavirus briefing

    April 2020 - We have been monitoring public reactions to charitable giving as well as talking to charities about their concerns.
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    The COVID-19 crisis - voices from civil society

    8 April 2020 - During the COVID-19 crisis, Rhodri Davies, our Head of Policy and Giving Thought think-tank lead, spoke with sector leaders, discussing the impact of the crisis on charities and the communities they support.

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Webinar: Facebook tips for charities

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Your guide to borrowing

Considering taking a loan? Our free guide tells you everything you need to know about repayable finance for charities.


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