Funding Update – July 2020


Every month 3SC members receive a ‘short and sharp’ funding update which shares some of the available funding opportunities that we have come across.


The government alongside some significant partners, have launched a number of initiatives and grants. If you come across anything we have missed or you know of support that our other members might find helpful, please share.


Clinks are running their Covid-19 grants programme and have supported more than 29 organisations so far.


Comic Relief has donated over £3.4 million to BAME led bodies.


NCVO has a comprehensive page of Covid-19 related funding and financial advice, guidance and support.


Invisible Grantmakers annual update launched; identifying and profiling grant makers who might otherwise go un-noticed.


2021 GSK Impact awards have opened offering funding and free training.


UK Fundraising share some innovative ways funds are being raised across the sector.


The Great British Tech appeal has launched asking for unwanted tech to be donated.


The Third Sector has launched it’s Covid-19 grant tracker highlighting a number of initiatives.


We’re in the middle of the Independent Age Grants run, time is running out. and also here


Homelessness charities can access over £6,000,000 in grants and awards of up to £100,000 are being made.


TNL Community funding is prioritising organisations affected by Covid-19, apply here;


The National lottery has relaxed some of its criteria for organisations in Scotland who are applying for its community fund. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.


The SCVA has a resilience fund providing grants of £5,000 to £10,000 for emergency support to Scottish organisations requiring stabilisation and cash flow assistance.


The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland provides grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for community organisations in NI especially those working with vulnerable people of all ages who are at an increased risk of harm or isolation.


The Moondance foundation has been created to help Welsh charities requiring assistance with staff retention, current activities and services in jeopardy.


The London Community Response Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 for London’s civil society organisations and has already awarded over £11,000,000.


The Welsh first minister has announced a £500 million Economic resilience fund for Wales looking to support firms of all sizes including social enterprises.  to check your eligibility go to;


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector


Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)


Hub for all government advice on the current crisis


The 2.6 challenge has now raised over £10,000,000 for the third sector; further information can be found here;


Government financial support for VCSE organisations in the response to Covid-19


CAF Coronavirus emergency fund; grants of up to £10,000 for smaller charities


The Prince’s trust and Natwest have launched a £5,000,000 grant fund for young entrepreneurs; register here.


Barclays are making 100 donations of £100,000 to UK charities


The Ecclesiastical movement for good is awarding 500 grants of £1000


As always, there will be plenty of other offers and opportunities out there, so please drop us a line with any questions, queries or comments or information on anything we might have missed.


Gareth Snaith, Contract Performance Manager, 3SC