Emergency Funding

We receive information on local and regional funding that is available to support organisations during these challenging times.
Please find below a brief listing  – we will add to it as we hear of more funding opportunities.  Please note  – we are passing on the information only and so please contact the funder directly if you wish to ask questions or apply for the funding.
Coronavirus Community Fund for North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull

Emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

Grants are available of up to £2000 however the fund has two clear streams of activity and groups can only include up to £1000 costs under each stream. You can apply under either stream 1 or 2 or both streams 1 and 2.

Stream 1 – Is about costs relating to delivery of your activities and supporting beneficiaries directly–you can include costs here of up to £1000.
Stream 2 – Is about your organisational running costs or overheads – you can include costs here of up to £1000.

Applications to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds, with the aim to get a decision to you within 2 weeks of receiving a completed application.

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Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Groups can apply for grant funding of up to £2,500 if they:

are providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals or;
are providing support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic or;
are helping rural or farming communities to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic

The Fund will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural businesses and rural communities. This may include, but is not limited to, volunteer and fuel costs for grocery and prescription delivery from rural community shops, pubs, and hubs; costs associated with emergency support by farm and agricultural support groups; or rural foodbanks and food delivery services.

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Applications close on Wednesday 15  April at 12pm.  


Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Any organisation delivering community sport and physical activity can apply if it’s experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus. Awards will be between £300 and £10,000 and in exceptional circumstances awards of more than £10,000 will be considered. The expectation is that organisations will only apply once to this fund for the immediate period, from 1 March through to 31 July, 2020.

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Crisis emergency grants fund

To support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK.

Awards up to £5k for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency (projects within 3 months), following a limited/fast-tracked application process (payments made in advance)

Awards up to £50k to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery, following a full application process (payments in advance, but potential for staged payments over a specified period) .

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The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme

Will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within the programme areas during this period.

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