Who can I apply to for funding in the current climate?

Our conversations with local charitable trusts suggest that most trusts are still open to applications as normal, although some may have changed their focus to covid19 emergency relief, this is not the case with all.  Please contact each trust directly or check on their website, if applicable, for updates. Do not assume the funding is not available.

On Wednesday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £750m package to keep struggling charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch this space.

The Youth Endowment Fund is opening a new funding round in the next few weeks to support vulnerable young people. They will bias this funding towards those voluntary youth organisations that are most at risk of closing due to the crisis.


Our local community foundation has launched a community resilience fund.


Youth Futures Foundation. In launching its grants programme as planned, they hope to be as helpful as possible with a simple to access, rolling grants programme, so that you can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities now and in the future.

Sport England Community Emergency Fund. This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Arts Council. £160m of emergency funding available. Ensuring the people and organisations that make up our arts, museums and libraries are protected during the coronavirus crisis is our number one priority.