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Covid-19: Funding News and Updates

There are currently a number of funds open to support groups to continue their work during the Covid-19 crisis. A number of these are detailed under the headers below, including links to where to find further information about the fund.

Featured Funds


The Auto Trader Community Fund 

Awards of up to £1,000 to support community groups in Greater Manchester whose core activity is aimed at supporting older people in the community.

Deadline for Applications: midday on Friday 16th October 2020

For more information, and to apply Click here.

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund

The Duchy Fund covers the Counties of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.
The Trustees of the Fund invite a wide variety of community based Organisations and Chartible causes to apply for a donation that will benefit the local community. A single grant will only be made to an organisation within a two year period and will normally be between £250 - £2000.

For more information, and to apply Click here 

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme 

Grants of £1,000 to school breakfast clubs, to help schools provide breakfast to those children who need it most.

For more information, and to apply Click Here 

The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund 

The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund was launched by the Smallwood Trust. The funding is provided by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of the Community Match Challenge. Grants are available for voluntary and community sector organisations in England that are supporting women whose poverty has been exacerbated by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic or those that have been pushed into new poverty and financial hardship.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for women’s organisations in England that have been affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, ensuring that:

  • Essential services are safeguarded and can continue to be responsive to meet increased demand from women who are being disproportionately affected by the crisis.
  • Women are able to access vital frontline services, targeting those who are most at risk of poverty and financial hardship due to the pandemic.

For further information, please click here

GMCVO Access to Emergency Investment Fund
The Access to Emergency Investment Fund is a new investment fund being managed by GMCVO in partnership with Access, the Foundation for Social Investment and Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Many charities, Social Enterprises and Community Businesses have struggled due to COVID-19 and have been unable to access sufficient suitable capital through government backed initiatives such as Bounce Back Loans and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans.

We are offering loans of between £50,000 to £250,000. The investment provides an initial capital repayment and interest free period of up to 2 years, and then 3 years to repay. The application window for funding opens on Monday 7th September 2020 and runs until Monday December 7th.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

The National Lottery Community Fund: COVID-19 Community-led Organisations Recovery Scheme
To help us distribute funding quickly and efficiently, some of our COVID-19 response funding is being awarded through a carefully selected range of specialist partners. By using their collective expertise and networks, we can ensure vital support gets to even more communities. This funding is designed to support organisations that work with those communities which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as well as social enterprises and community businesses. You will find more information about eligibility, how to apply, and further details, on each partnership’s web page.

  • Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations who provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis can consider the Community Justice Fund

All Funds
For ease of access, funds have now been separated into the below categories. To avoid duplication, funds with multiple priorities are generally listed in the Community section.

Armed Forces
Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic, Refugee and Asylum Seekers
Children and Young People
Faith Groups
Housing and Homelessness
Learning Disability
Older People
Sports and Fitness

Free tools for VCSE groups
Information from Funders

For other, non-Covid-19 related funding, click here to download our latest funding bulletin.

These pages are updated regularly, but if you do encounter any paused funds, or come across any open funds we may not yet have listed, please email: info@boltoncvs.org.uk