Funding News – additional funding available in light of recent Covid 19 ourbreak

INFORMATION COURTESY OF WOKINGHAM & BRACKNELL INVOLVE
Coronavirus 
A number of Community Foundations and other organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below you will find a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available. 
 
Berkshire Community Foundation – Emergency Fund
Funds allocated to Berkshire through the National Emergency Trust Appeal for Coronavirus, together with the support we have received for our Vital for Berkshire – Coronavirus Appeal, are available for grants to be allocated to local charities, community and voluntary groups working to help people affected by the crisis. Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.berkshirecf.org/available-funding/coronavirus-fund/ 

Greenham Trust
The Trust has put in place £250,000 of emergency Coronavirus funding which is available to benefit local charitable and voluntary organisations who are supporting the elderly and vulnerable people through this crisis in West Berkshire and north Hampshire. Greenham Trust has also launched a public appeal on its charitable funding platform https://greenhamtrust.com/our-funding/

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund
This Fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available and for those selected the money will be made available in 14 days.
https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

SPORT ENGLAND Emergency Fund 
We’re making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis. One part of this, our £20m Community Emergency Fund, is now open to applications from organisations experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations. There are also three other funds. 
https://www.sportengland.org/news/195-million-package-help-sport-and-physical-activity-through-coronavirus
 
Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust 
Small Grants to Support Children’s Charities Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children in England and Wales can apply for small sums of unrestricted funding to assist them during this difficult period.
In response to the current pandemic, this funder has changed the application guidelines and processes for its spring application round with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized charities, which may need extra assistance at this time.  http://sylvia-adams.org.uk/what-we-will-fund/

The Leathersellers’ Company Small Grants Scheme  – for emergency’s
Supporting UK registered charities particularly working with homeless people, victims of domestic violence, nursing care to vulnerable people, and provision of food and essential supplies. Funding is for small projects or to cover unexpected costs upto £3000. 
https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/
 
COSARAF Hardship Funding – COVID19 Response
Applications will only be accepted from recognised social organisations such as charities, housing associations, schools and social services acting on behalf of a family or individual in need. The Hardship Fund provides grants between £500-£1,000. Applications are assessed every six weeks and you can expect a response within eight weeks of your application.
https://www.cosaraf.org/apply-for-funding/hardship-grants-application-guide/

Arts Council England Launch £160m Covid-19 Emergency Funding
Arts Council England are making £160 million of emergency funding available to support organisations and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19
 
Make A Difference Trust – MAD Trust Hardship Fund – Coronavirus COVID-19  
Small pockets of financial assistance to those in theatre experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to theatre closures as a direct result of Government advice aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus.
https://www.madtrust.org.uk/project/make-a-difference-coronavirus-covid-19-hardship-fund/
 
Support for Theatre Professionals during Coronavirus  
Collection of funds and sources of advice or support for those in the theatre industry. Funds are available from institution specific funders and from those that support the wider industry.
https://theatresupport.info/
 
Authors Emergency Fund
 The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, the Royal Literary Fund, English PEN with the T S Eliot Foundation, and Amazon UK join forces with the Society of Authors to support authors affected financially by Coronavirus.
https://www.societyofauthors.org/News/News/2020/March/Authors-Emergency-Fund-announcement
 
PRS for Music Launches Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund
The PRS Emergency Relief Fund has been set up to provide immediate financial support to Performing Right Society (PRS) members during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding is being offered to songwriters and composers from around the world who are facing significant financial pressure as the global battle against the virus continues.
https://www.prsformusic.com/c/emergency-relief-fund
 
Help Musicians (UK) – Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund
 Today Help Musicians has launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, a new offering specifically created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing.
https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu?fbclid=IwAR2U6ED9ZZ9MtjfVeHODR4ZEr2SbrK87oScTeF_Gpt-Ktqka5F5jBp7N5uU
 
Government Launches Guidance for £500 million Hardship Fund
 Government has launched a £500 million Hardship Fund to provide council tax relief to help those affected most by coronavirus. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/council-tax-covid-19-hardship-fund-2020-to-2021-guidance
 
John Lewis Partnership – Community Support Fund
 A £1m Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities. Teams in each shop will work together with their communities to choose the best way to use the fund. Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them; delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours. 
https://waitrose.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/12169
 
Coronavirus Business Relief Support Schemes Now Open
Businesses across the UK are now able to access government support to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus.
https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils-2/current-accredited-lenders-and-partners/
 
Guidance Released for Covid-19 Business Support Grants in England
Business grant funding and business rates holidays are being provided for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding

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