With the constantly changing situation around the Coronavirus pandemic, we continue to liaise with relevant funders in London regarding their position and response to concerns that grantees may have. We have compiled the position and statements from key funders and sector organisations.
We’ve called it, ‘A revised coronavirus edition of our March Funding E-bulletin and you can view it here.
Some of the key pull outs we have included below:
New emergency support fund
A new emergency support fund has been announced to help community and voluntary organisations. London Funder members, the Greater London Authority and the City Bridge Trust, have contributed £1m each to launch a new £2m fund to support London’s voluntary sector.
This is an initial contribution and they are working with funders from across sectors to bring more money together in response to community need. We will update this page further as soon as we know more.
The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund Application
The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund has been set up by Martin Lewis to help those affected by the coronavirus. Small or local charities are able to apply to receive a grant of £5-20K for specific coronavirus poverty relief projects. You can apply for the fund here.
Message from NAVCA
NAVCA, the membership body for local voluntary sector support and development organisations in England, has issued this message on behalf of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCS EP). The Partnership is actively and directly involved in planning and delivering the response to COVID-19.
Charities that need an extension to their annual return deadline due to the coronavirus pandemic should contact the Charity Commission, it’s advice to registered charities is here
Companies House coronavirus guidance
Companies House have also produced a Coronavirus guidance, which would be relevant for charitable Companies and you can find it here