Funding Update – May 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. We’ve tried to include a selection below but if you come across anything we have missed or you know of support that our other members might find helpful, please share.


The National lottery has relaxed some of it’s criteria for organisations in Scotland who are applying for it’s 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:


The Welsh first minister has announced a £500 million Economic resilience fund for Wales looking to support firms of all sizes including social enterprises:


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:


Freestyle have launched a portal helping organisations link up with furloughed workers; the service is totally free to use:


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


The chancellor has set out a £750,000,000 fund for frontline charities:


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


Big society capital has launched a £100,000,000 emergency loan fund for social sector organisations:


The National lottery community fund is prioritising Covid-19 related projects and those affected by it:


The Prince’s trust and Natwest have launched a £5,000,000 grant fund for young entrepreneurs:


Barclays are making 100 donations of £100,000 to UK charities:×100-uk-covid-19-community-relief-programme/


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