Fundraising, Funding sources, COVID-19 support and advice

Coronavirus weekly funding updates - 17-21 May

Friday 21 May

Do it Now Now – Common Call Fund 2

Grants of £5,000 or £12,500 are available for Black-led charities and social enterprises disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in the UK. The fund aims to help organisations find new methods of delivery post-COVID-19, test their viability and develop action plans for implementation. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021. Find out more here.

Thursday 20 May

Nationwide – Community Grant Programme

The latest round of Nationwide’s £4 million Community Grant Programme is awarding grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to projects that support people in housing need, in original or creative ways. Projects that ‘help charities get back on their feet after the impact of Covid 19’ will be favoured. Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, community land trusts and housing co-operatives are eligible to apply. Funded projects will also get community and volunteering support. The round will close when the cap has been reached, or on Monday 21 June 2021.

Return to Play: Small Grants

Sport England have opened a £15 million fund focusing on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups responding to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.

Wednesday 19 May

The Toyota Parasport Fund

Sport England is partnering with Toyota and the British Paralympic Association for a second round of the Toyota Parasport Fund. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for organisations looking to support disabled people to return to sport or activity as the COVID-19 restrictions ease. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations/clubs, CICs and not-for-profit companies can apply. The deadline is 5pm on Monday 31 May 2021. Find out more here.

Tuesday 18 May

Sussex Community Foundation (Sussex)

The Sussex Community Foundation has two COVID-19 response funds open for applications. Firstly, The Sussex Crisis Fund – Support and Recovery phase (grants of up to £10,000 for community and voluntary sector organisations supporting people most affected by the pandemic). Secondly, The East Sussex Food Security Fund for projects in East Sussex that support people who are food insecure. See the website for eligibility and deadlines.


For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.