Coronavirus Response Fund
This grant programme is open for applications all year.
- Opening Date:
- 18th March 2020 , 12:00 pm
- Maximum grant awarded:
- Grants up to £5,000 for single organisations and up to £20,000 for partnerships
About the Coronavirus Response Fund
This grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.
To be eligible to apply, your work in response to Coronavirus must support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups that are disproportionally affected by this outbreak, and least able to cope. The following are examples (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Elderly (aged 65 and over)
- People with disabilities and/or underlying health difficulties
- Homeless people
- Low income families
- Refugees and asylum seekers
What you can apply for
The work that a grant will support has to directly relate to challenges emerging from the Coronavirus outbreak. The following activities will be a priority for this grant programme:
- Direct and immediate practical support for vulnerable groups
- Volunteer capacity to organisations delivering support to the above groups
- Providing the above groups with access to necessary resources
- Initiatives to reduce isolation and vulnerability
Running costs for organisations will be supported if: they help deliver the above activities, they are additional costs, or cannot be supported from existing funds, and must only cover a period of up to three months. Running costs can include staff costs, volunteer expenses and transport costs. Small capital costs are also eligible, providing the capital items are directly linked to supporting the above groups.
Who can apply?
This programme is for small voluntary and community groups with charitable aims. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.
How to apply
Apply online using the link below. The aim is to process applications as quickly as possible. However we expect a high volume of applications, so please do bear with us.
If you wish to call us, please bear in mind that we are working remotely. So please do leave a voicemail message if we are unable to respond straightaway.
Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.
Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. Alternatively you can request a hard copy application by post by contacting our office.