Covid-19 Funding Opportunities

National Lottery Community Fund

The Government have provided £200 million to the National Lottery to allocate to community organisations.

To apply for the fund visit the National Lottery Community Fund website and complete the application form.

Charity Excellence Framework – Covid-19 Funder List

The Charity Excellence Framework (CEF) platform enables any UK based non-profit to increase its impact and financial resources.

The CEF have created a funders list that covers all areas and different sectors. 

You can download the latest copy from the Charity Excellence Framework website or download version 3 here.

The Community Foundation for Lancashire

The Community Foundation for Lancashire is working in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET) and Lancashire Resilience Forum and has launched the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund for community and voluntary organisations on the frontline helping our communities cope.

The Community Foundation for Lancashire – which is managing all donations received to the Fund, ensuring they reach the most vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus.

A combined £512,000 has already been pledged to the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund, with £292,000 donated by NET, with the other £220,000 coming from Local Authorities who form the Lancashire Resilience Forum with partners including police, fire and health.

DEFRA – Food Charities Grant Fund

Grants are available for front-line food aid charities to help them continue to provide food to the vulnerable.

Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund through the GOV.UK website.

Loneliness Grant Fund

 Large grants are available for national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections in England so that they can continue and adapt their work.

You can apply for the Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund through the GOV.UK website.

COVID 19 Homelessness Response Fund

Emergency funding is available for frontline homelessness charitable organisations in England who are directly affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

You can apply for the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund through the Homeless Link website.