Charity Adaptability

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s the importance of adaptability. Our new Charity Adaptability resource hub is full of tools, guidance and inspiration to support your charitable organisation to adapt, so you can continue to support the communities you serve.

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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.

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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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