On this page you can find details of funding available to support the voluntary and community sector during Covid-19.
This page will be updated to reflect new funding as it becomes available.
London Community Response Fund
- Small grants up to £10K
- Large grants up to £50K
Deadline: Likely to be the end of July. Early submissions highly recommended
Three types of grants are available; crisis, enable and adapt.
- Crisis grants are for organisations that need to urgently provide food, essentials and support to communities through crisis.
- Enable grants supports work that helps to prevent difficulties arising from the crisis escalating, and that enables people to emerge from crisis.
- Adapt grants help organisations to restart, adapt or collaborate for the future.
If you have previously applied to the fund, you can re-apply in this new wave funding, either for a small or large grant but not for both.
Please see the guidance and apply via the website.
Young Camden Foundation - Digital Youth Work Fund
Young Camden Foundation (YCF) has launched the Digital Youth Work Fund sponsored by Google. This fund is designed to support Camden’s children and young people sector by creating or enhancing a digital youth work offer.
Grant size: YCF members can apply for grants of up to £5,000
Deadline: 3 July 2020.
YCF encourages applications that can demonstrate two or more of the following outcomes:
- Youth practitioners gain the confidence and competencies to support young people with navigating the online aspects of their lives.
- Youth practitioners will be able to take advantage of new technologies and digital media to enhance (remote) youth work practice.
- Youth practitioners will have a more agile and critical mind-set towards digital technology and have competences to deliver quality youth work (whilst observing social distancing rules).
- Digital offer will be developed or enhanced as a result of collaboration and/or partnerships.
Young Camden Foundation (YCF)- Heads up Mental Health Fund
Grant size: Up to £5K
Deadline: 03 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July, 31 July
Eligibility: Must be a YCF member to apply (membership is free)
Young Camden Foundation recently launched the Heads Up Mental Health Fund, which intends to support local community organisations with safeguarding the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and youth workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.
For more details and to apply visit the YCF website
Aviva Community Fund
Grant size: Up to £50K
Deadline: 28th July
Eligibility: Organisations must have been operating for at least 12 months and have a turnover of under £1m . See the full eligibility criteria.
Organisations can submit their projects to the Aviva Community Fund through Crowdfunder. Funding applications are open to projects looking to raise up to £50,000. The fund will support applications for core costs and costs associated with adapting services in response to Covid-19.
Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities
Financial capability and inclusion: giving people the tools to become more financially independent
National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund
This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. Organisations can apply for funding from the National Lottery for activities supporting people affected by the crisis, or if the organisation is struggling financially due to the impact of COVID-19.
- Awards up to £10K
- Awards between £10-£100K
Deadline: deadline is currently ongoing however there is only a limited amount of funding to award
- Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
- Organisations supporting people most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
- Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19.
What can I apply for?
- investments in your systems
- investments in your people
- investments in your infrastructure
- dedicated capacity development
- staff salaries
- project activities
- running costs
- small-scale refurbishment
- organisational development
- contributions to fixed costs
You can only apply once for COVID-19 emergency funding in England. So please make sure that you’re applying for what you need. And you can apply if you already have existing grants with The National Lottery Community Fund.
You can apply if you are a:
- voluntary and community organisation
- registered charity or charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
- group of organisations, as long as they're led by a voluntary or community organisation
- not for profit company including companies limited by guarantee and Community Interest Companies with two or more directors
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act
This Act came into force on 26 June 2020. It is intended to give breathing space to organisations by altering the legal requirements relating to insolvency, the holding of AGMs and filing. Amongst other things, it retrospectively applies so that AGMs held by charitable companies and charitable incorporated organisations between 26 March and 30 September can be held electronically regardless of whether the organisation’s constitution permits this.
More funding advice
Find out more on the Voluntary Action Camden funding information pages