COVID-19 UK grants list

We understand the financial concerns that businesses are currently facing and we’re here to support you as best as we can. On this page you’ll find the latest UK grants that are open for applications. Please keep checking this page which we will continually update.  

(This page was last updated 15 May 2020).

Government Grants

For all information regarding Government grants, please see our dedicated business support page.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (UK) – Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has released £50million to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature. It is open for applications until 30 June.

Prince’s Trust and NatWest (UK) – The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

A £5million grant fund has been made available for young entrepreneurs aged 18-30. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers.

Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund

Charities, and benevolent and philanthropic frontline organisations can apply for a share of £5 million of UK Government funding to help tackle loneliness during the period of social distancing. Grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 are available to help organisations to continue and adapt their work in helping vulnerable people affected by social isolation. The deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 29th May 2020.

Aviva Community Fund

Small charities and constituted community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected and resilient communities and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The fund is to support projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Closing date for applications is 28 July.

Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK) – Grants for families financially affected by Coronavirus

Parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak can apply for items their children will need for the year ahead. These can include essential clothing, children’s bedroom furniture and specialist items for children with additional needs.

Arts Council England (ACE) funding

ACE are making up to £90 million available to National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Creative People and Places (CPPs) lead organisations. Applications close 19th May. Apply here.

£160 million Emergency Response Package of funding has been made available for individuals and organisations affected by COVID-19. Applications are now closed.

Sport England (England) – Community Emergency Fund

The fund is currently paused. This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to COVID-19. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 will be made available. In exceptional circumstances Sport England will consider awards of more than £10,000.

CAF – Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Applications are currently paused after CAF received requests for over £30 million of support. They have asked people to keep an eye on their social channels for when the fund will reopen. If you are a charity, CAF have compiled a list of all funding currently available and has fantastic resources to support you during these times: www.cafonline.org/about-us/covid-19 

Crisis (UK) – Emergency Grant

Applications are currently paused. Crisis (UK) have received nearly 175 applications as of the 9 April from local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness. As a result, they need to pause applications so these can be processed.

The Goldsmiths’ COVID-19 Fund

The Goldsmiths’ Company and Charity have released £1 million to support individuals working in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied trades. Applications are now closed.

Help Musicians (UK) – Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund

Over 17,000 applications have been received to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that professional musicians are currently facing. Applications are now closed.

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