Coronavirus weekly funding updates - 9-13 November

As we receive updates from our research team in Liverpool, we'll post weekly updates to coronavirus funding programmes and more to help you (remember - don't forget to share!)

Friday 13 November

The Peter Sowerby Foundation

The Peter Sowerby Foundation is set to close its Increasing Access Fund on Monday (16 Nov) at 5pm. The fund seeks to support organisations in developing new services responding to the coronavirus crisis, or to adapt existing services to meet local and national needs. The fund is particularly interested in ensuring or increasing access to key services for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to the pandemic. Organisations must work within the foundation’s key domains, which are healthcare innovation, community, the environment and the arts. Find out more.

Thursday 12 November

UnLtd’s Inclusive Recovery Fund

The Inclusive Recovery Fund will close tomorrow (Friday 13) at 5pm. The fund is awarding grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to non-profits delivering new services that have emerged as a result of the pandemic, projects that will ensure future resilience, recovery and growth, and those delivering existing services/projects that are performing well and have the potential to accelerate an organisation’s growth and impact. Funding can be used towards costs such as goods and equipment, salaries and other overheads. Find out more.

UK Youth Fund

Covid Relief has been created to support youth organisations who have not had access to the crisis funding they require to survive the Covid pandemic. Youth organisations with an income of under £250,000, that are based in, and deliver their work in England are eligible to apply for up to £50,000. Find out more.

Wednesday 11 November

Foundation Scotland emergency funding programme

Foundation Scotland will enter the ‘Resilience’ phase of its three-part emergency funding programme on 1 December. This phase will focus on long-term planning, with a particular emphasis on helping non-profits to become more sustainable in the future ‘despite continued uncertainty’. Charities and community groups operating in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. For the time being, non-profits can still apply for funding under Foundation Scotland’s ‘Recovery’ phase. Find out more.

Tuesday 10 November

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK grants

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK is awarding grants of up to £1,000 to small/medium-sized organisations that are ‘struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for services or loss of income’. Funding can be used towards staff costs and other overheads, changes to work practices (such as the purchase of laptops or remote access technology), deep cleaning of premises, or towards delivering services which have seen an increase in demand as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. For eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, click here.

Monday 9 November

Central England Co-operative – Community Dividend Fund

Grants of £100 to £5,000 are available to charities and community groups responding to the impacts of Covid-19 in areas in which the Central England Co-operative operates. Applicants must have been member of the co-operative for at least six months. The deadline for applications is 30 November. Find out more.


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