COVID-19; News/Funding

Funding/Offers

Our Heritage Emergency Fund – We are making £50million available for a Heritage Emergency Fund to support the UK heritage sector as an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis.  https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update


Magenta Living – We have people, vans and funding all available and ready to launch into action where you need them. We have received a few direct requests but would like to put our resources where they are required to help those in our community who need them most. So far we are supporting Wirral Ark and Farm Urban but we have so much more to give. Contact fionaastor@magentaliving.org.uk


Sport England Community Emergency Fund – 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 the ongoing coronavirus crisis. https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund


CAF has launched a rapid response CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much-needed support to our communities across the UK.    https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund?


Community Foundation for Merseyside – We have now opened up the above emergency fund for community organisations to apply for support with helping the most vulnerable. Details are available on our website here- https://cfmerseyside.org.uk/funds/lcr-cares-covid-19-community-support-fund


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.


VocTech Now is part of Ufi’s response to support the vocational learning sector in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.ufi.co.uk/voctech-now-guidelines


The Arts Council are now offering a range of support during the crises. https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19


National Emergencies Trust launches coronavirus appeal – https://communityactionwirral.org.uk/national-emergencies-trust-launches-coronavirus-appeal/


Steve Morgan Foundation introduces an emergency hardship fund in response to Covid-19 – www.stevemorganfoundation.org.uk


The Johnson Foundation has kindly offered support to organisations that may require financial assistance during COVID-19. The focus of support should be around social isolation, deprivation, healthcare and education/young people. For any asks the organisation must be a registered charity and email their ask through to Kate Eugeni – Kate@JohnsonFoundation.co.uk


John Lewis and Waitrose – Enquire in store


National Lottery Communities Fund https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates


Neighbourly – are launching a series of micro-grants of up to £400, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the new Coronavirus outbreak. Grants will be awarded to existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland whose work will involve supporting members of the community. https://www.neighbourly.com/NeighbourlyCommunityFund


MAD Trust Hardship Fund – We will look to provide small pockets of financial assistance up to £200 to meet unexpected expenses that will cause hardship. Available to those who are 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/


Tech offers available to charities – https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/coronavirus-tech-offers-available-to-charities-7209


Martin Lewis £1m fund for small-charity COVID-19 relief – Deadline 25th March. https://communityactionwirral.org.uk/1m-fund-for-small-charity-covid-19-relief/


News/Governance

Wirral Infobank – has details of all the local Wirral organisations offering support to residents. www.wirralinfobank.co.uk


CICs, follow this link to read the full Covid-19 government guidance for Community Interest Companies


The Charity Commission is updating on a regular basis, information for Charities during Covid19. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector This is covering a range of topics including: Support to pay staff, using reserves, running meetings and reporting to the charity commission.


Navca have created a resource hub specifically for organisations during these crises https://navca.org.uk/vcse-resources-hub


Covid-19 means charities can ask for extensions on filing annual returns – https://communityactionwirral.org.uk/covid-19-means-charities-can-ask-for-extensions-on-filing-annual-returns/


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