COVID-19: Any specific information relating to Pembrokeshire will be updated at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Help for Social Businesses, Charities and Community Groups

Charities Aid Foundation Coronavirus emergency fund

Will help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. 
A link to the fund is here https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund
This fund is currently paused, as applications to date have exceeded funding available. This will be reviewed as applications are processed.

 

Corona Virus Community Resilience Fund

Administered by Community Foundation Wales, this fund has been established to assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
A link to the fund is here - https://communityfoundationwales.org.uk/grants/wales-coronavirus-resilience-fund/

 

Creative Wales Fund - Now Fully Allocated

This will provide support for grassroots music venues to respond to immediate pressures (up to £25,000 per business), and additional support for the TV and publishing sectors to allow them to consider future opportunities. Examples will include working on new content ideas for TV and new digital experiences. 
Once available the fund will be found here https://arts.wales/funding/get-started

 

Development Bank of Wales

The Welsh Government and the Development Bank of Wales have announced the £100m Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
A link to the relevant website is here https://developmentbank.wales/covid-19-wales-business-loan-scheme

 

Heritage Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus outbreak. Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 are available. The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications until 30 June 2020.
A link to the fund is here https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund

 

Sport Resilience Fund

This fund will be used to support sports clubs and partner networks which play a role in ensuring the nation is able to remain active and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits that sport brings.
The fund will be led by Sport Wales and a link to the fund is here https://www.sport.wales/

 

WCVA Fast Track Loans

Loans will be tailored to each applicant’s individual needs in terms of amount, term and repayment profile. They start with a blank piece of paper – what do you need? What best suits you in terms or repayments? The application process is minimal and the majority of organisations being approved will see money in their bank accounts within 7 days of submitting a completed application (subject to prompt signature of documentation).  
The link to the application process is here https://wcva.cymru/emergency-fast-track-loans/

 

Young Entrepreneurs

The Prince's Trust and NatWest have launched a £5 million grant fund for young entrepreneurs whose businesses have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The Enterprise Relief Fund aims to help 18-30-year olds keep their businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. To be eligible, businesses must have started up in the last four years and be run by someone aged 18 to 30. Young people who are in the process of starting a business and do not have any other source of income during the crisis are also eligible to apply for a grant. 
A link to the application process is here https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response/enterprise-relief-fund

 

Third Sector Resilience Fund

This fund is designed to support those voluntary sector organisations that need financial support to survive the current crisis primarily because of an unprecedented fall in their fundraising and donation income.  This is a Wales-wide support fund for those affected by COVID19 and specifically tailored for the voluntary sector, to complement the various other schemes already announced here and UK-wide.
Link to scheme here - https://wcva.cymru/funding/social-investment-cymru/resilience-fund-eligibility/

 

Voluntary Services Emergency Funding

The purpose of this fund is to enable those providing vital support to groups such as: people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc so that they can be supported during this time.  Grants will support not for profit organisations working at a community scale up to a national level in Wales and can be between £10,000 – £100,000.
A link to the scheme is here https://wcva.cymru/funding/volunteering-wales-grants-scheme/

 

The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales – Covid-19 Resilience Grants

The Federation have secured £325,000 in funding to create a COVID-19 Resilience grant scheme for Welsh museums and heritage attractions.
Find out more at http://www.welshmuseumsfederation.org/news/60/32/COVID-19-Resilience-Grants.html  

 

COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.
Find out more at https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/latest-news/covid-19/

 

The Barclays Foundation – COVID-19 Community Aid Package

Barclays have announced a new £100m package of funding, initially to provide a COVID-19 Community Aid Package to charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.
The full announcement can be found at https://home.barclays/news/press-releases/2020/04/barclays-launches-p100-million-covid-19-community-aid-package/

 

Arts Council of Wales – Stabilisation Fund for Organisations

For arts organisations working in the not-for-profit sector in Wales who are experiencing immediate financial difficulty due to Coronavirus. The fund opens for applications from Tuesday 21 April 2020 until Friday 8 May 2020.
Find out more at https://arts.wales/stabilisation-fund-for-organisations 

 

In This Together – Community Matters Fund

This £500k fund intends to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within Western Power Distribution’s operating region, by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations. Local authorities, parish councils, charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for extra financial support. Funding applications for local authorities, parish/town councils and charities are up to a maximum of £10,000. Community groups can apply for up to £1,000.
Further guidance can be found at https://www.westernpower.co.uk/customers-and-community/in-this-together-community-matters-fund  

 

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

The fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency they have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly. Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations.
Full details can be found at https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/

 

The Prince’s Countryside Fund – Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Groups can apply for grant funding of up to £2,500, £100,000 total is available in this first round of funding. The fund will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural businesses and rural communities.
Find out more at https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-programme

 

Moondance Covid-19 Relief Fund

Moondance Foundation have made additional funds available specifically to support organisations to continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis.
Find out more at https://www.moondancecovid19relieffund.com/

 

Funding support for clubs during COVID-19

Emergency funding of £400,000 for community sport in Wales has been announced by Welsh Government and Sport Wales.
More information on who can apply, how to apply is available here https://www.sport.wales/content-vault/emergency-relief-fund/

 

The Yapp Charitable Trust Grants

Grants are available for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Small charities tackling the impact of Covid-19 can apply for our funding towards their ongoing core costs.
Find out more at https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/how-to-apply

 

The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

Up to £5,000 is available to small and medium sized charities working to improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales. Applications can be submitted between 16 March and 28 April 2020, with grants for successful applicants being as soon as possible after the closing date.
Find out more at http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/

 

Wooden Spoon Emergency Support

Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, has pledged £200,000 to support small charities helping vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis.

The national charity with a strong local footprint will provide funds to children’s charities in communities across the UK and Ireland that are struggling to run essential services due a reduction in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each of the Wooden Spoon regional volunteer groups will receive £5,000 in funds generated through The Telegraph Christmas Appeal 2019 and funds raised by Wooden Spoon’s long-standing corporate supporter Rugbytots.

Charities eligible for the funding will provide essential services to vulnerable children and young people in local communities across the UK & Ireland and will not be supported by Government funding.
Find out more at: https://woodenspoon.org.uk/2020/04/29/wooden-spoon-announces-emergency-support-package-to-help-local-charities-through-covid-19-crisis/?mc_cid=7f9e1d421a&mc_eid=55ebd70e1a

 

Public sector support for charities

The Welsh Government have announced that small charities within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector will receive a £10,000 business support grant. This will apply to properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or below, and includes charity-run shops, sports premises and community centres.
Further information can be accessed here https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/support/financial-support-and-grants

 

Barclays Bank is making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19. The programme will focus on supporting charities which are meeting the immediate needs of people in our communities, including low income families, those facing financial hardship, isolated elderly people and key workers. UK registered charities are invited to apply for a donation to support their relief work by the closing date of Friday 22 May, 2020.
See https://home.barclays/society/investing-in-our-communities/barclays-covid-19-community-aid-package/barclays-100x100-uk-covid-19-community-relief-programme/ .

 

Ecclesiastical Movement for Good Awards Open for 2020

Giving up to £1m to charities through two funding phases. Phase 1 – 500 charities will each receive £1,000 and launches today a link is here https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/ . Phase 2 will be launching later this summer.

 

The Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

As the UK deals with coronavirus, the Swimathon Foundation are aware that the swimming and aquatics community faces a very difficult time with the closure of swimming facilities across the UK. The Swimathon Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (the “Fund”) has been established to offer grant funding for small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK. Through grants made from the Fund, it wishes to support existing small swimming and aquatics organisations so that they may continue to operate in these especially difficult times.
See https://swimathonfoundation.org/swimathon-grants/covid-19-relief-fund

 

Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund COVID 19 Impact Program

There is £6 million funding for the Armed Forces charities and Community Interest Companies who are delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families and others from the Armed Forces community.  Grants of up to £60k (£125k in exceptional circumstances) are being awarded. Check out the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund website for full details and to apply.  Closing date 29 May 2020
https://covenantfund.org.uk/2020/05/12/emergency-funding-for-frontline-armed-forces-charities-working-with-armed-forces-communities/

 

Independent Age Grants Fund

Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. The trustees have released £2 million from Independent Age’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus.

The Grants Fund will comprise of four separate funding rounds. In each round we will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.
https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

 

Tampon Tax

The £15 million fund is intended for charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations across the UK with projects directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.
A link to the fund is here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tampon-tax-fund-application-form-2020-2021-funding-round

 

Funding for Domestic Abuse national services:

The Home Office has now published the guidance for a £2 million fund for domestic abuse services. The fund will be aimed at:

•         Organisations which provide a national service (i.e. covering all of England and/or Wales).
•         Organisations where the supported victims are very geographically dispersed over multiple Police and Crime Commissioner areas, and/or no one Police and Crime Commissioner area is the clear base for the majority of victims.
•         Umbrella or second tier organisations.
•         Organisations which do capacity building, or which support other organisations to support victims and survivors. This includes those supporting the police in their response to domestic abuse. It also includes those supporting local authorities or other statutory bodies.

Details can be found through this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-home-office-extraordinary-funding-for-domestic-abuse-support-services

 

Domestic Abuse local services:

The Ministry of Justice have also launched a further part of the domestic abuse funding, involving:

•         £10 million for domestic abuse services which are already commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners; and
•         £5 million for domestic abuse services which are not currently commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners

Details can be found through this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-home-office-extraordinary-funding-for-domestic-abuse-support-services

 

Sexual Abuse local services:

The Ministry of Justice has also now launched:

•         £5 million of funding for sexual violence services, covering organisations already commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners and those which are not currently commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners; and
•         A separate £5 million fund for organisations which are already funded through the national Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund (RSF).

Details can be found through this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-home-office-extraordinary-funding-for-domestic-abuse-support-services

 

National Lottery Fund

Are prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A link to the Wales fund for project between £300 - £10,000 is here https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-wales
A link to the Wales fund for projects over £10,000 is here https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes?min=10000&location=wales

 

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ID: 493, revised 26/05/2020