Numerous funders have moved quickly to create opportunities for the sector. See below examples of some of the National opportunities.
Thomas Pocklington Trust -To support the essential role sight loss organisations play in providing vital services to blind and partially sighted people, Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations.
Comic Relief – some of the money raised through Sport Relief 2020 will go to organisations on the frontline. Support for grantees through adapting activities, reviewing timeframes, or re-budgeting remaining funds.
Greggs Foundation – funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs.
John Lewis & Waitrose – launched a £1m Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities, and a support fund to aid staff facing additional costs as a result of the pandemic.
Martin Lewis – made £1m available to fund urgent coronavirus grants of £5k to £20k to small registered UK charities. The application process is now closed.
Neighbourly – micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak.
Sport England – exploring a number of ideas, for example opening up applications to our Small Grants scheme to those that have lost income and extensions of existing grants to those who have a critical funding shortfall.
Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust – coronavirus funding announced, no details yet. Works with young people