COVID-19 Funding For Charities

Tina Antonio
Tina Antonio

Tina is Strategic Leadership Consultant at Change Q: specialist charity strategy consultancy. She has over 25 years experience working across the charity sector as a consultant and as Director for several major national and international charities. Winner of a Professional Fundraising Gold Award, she has spoken at national sector conferences, trained for CAF and is mentor and visiting speaker for the University of Bristol. She focuses upon helping medium sized and smaller charities to improve sustainability and impact through strategic planning of services and income streams combined with organisational development support.

Many charities out there could benefit from additional funding right now – whether they are building capacity because they are working on the front-line with the most vulnerable; developing new virtual support systems or because typical income streams such as community fundraising have been hit. These are a few of the recently announced funds (click on the name to find out more):

The National Emergencies Trust

The NET have launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that have been impacted by Coronavirus. Apply via your local community foundation which you can find here

CAF Coronovirus Emergency Fund

£5m is available for local charities in grants of up to £10,000. You can apply for core costs

John Lewis Partnership Community Support Fund

A newly launched £1m support fund. Money will be distributed according to the wishes of Waitrose shops so see the Waitrose website

National Lottery Community Fund

All decisions over the next 6 months will be devoted to COVID-19. An anticipated £300m will be available.

Leatherseller’s Community Charitable Fund

This livery company is fast-tracking grants of £3,000. Homelessness and domestic violence are particular interests.

Martin Lewis’ Charitable Fund

Applications closed on 25th March but keep an eye on his personal trust as he is still calling for philanthropists.

Change Q is a specialist charity strategy consultancy. Using high impact, practical services, which suit the limited resources and time of the charity sector, we help charity teams to access vital sector information, master charity strategy tools and create shared action plans. We support charities to develop charity service strategy, partnership strategies, fundraising strategy and marketing strategy while providing insight and evaluation services and organisational development support. To find out more about how we could help you get in touch with or visit

%d bloggers like this: