COVID-19 Resources

On this page we will be providing both information produced in house as well as links to information and analysis produced by partners. This page is updated regularly. If you come across anything which you think could be usefully added to this page do get in touch. The first of our briefings for grantholders is on furloughing/Coronavirus job retention scheme.

Helpful resources for the voluntary sector:

Criminal Justice:

Economic Justice:

  • Standard Life Foundation launched a coronavirus national financial impact tracker on 8 April which will monitor the economic effects of the pandemic, as well as the support offered from the government, on people’s finances. 
  • CPAG has launched a weekly briefing which will highlight some of the gaps in income support that exist for children and families affected by COVID-19.
  • Good Finance have put together a  COVID-19 Resource Hub to support Charities and Social Enterprises.
  • This Tortoise Media analysis uses data to examine how the pandemic is affecting spending differently in cities/regions.

Migration:

  • How to talk about human rights during COVID-19
  • We Belong has received emergency funding to aid young migrants who face financial difficulties in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This funding is solely for non-EEA young migrants, aged 16-25 currently living in the UK. Applicants do not have to be part of the We Belong network, but must demonstrate a need for funding. More info and to apply.
  • Commissioned by Migration Exchange, ‘Taking Stock and Facing the Future’ is “the most comprehensive assessment of the sector ever conducted”. Initially planned for publication in July 2020, it has been released to inform the responses to the changes and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is a detailed profile of the sector and the current funding landscape, including an analysis of the sector’s income, resource allocation, capacity, financial resilience, geographical spread and focus of work.
  • This  Coronavirus Asylum Handbook  from Refugee Action contains frontline organisations’ approaches to adapting their services in response to Coronavirus.

Funding and support

  • Arts Council England has announced £160 million emergency funding for individuals and organisations.  Charity Excellence Framework has listed over 250 sources of emergency funding for charities.
  • £10 million Charity Survival Fund has been launched from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to help small and medium sized charities with the funding crisis as a result of #Covid19. We are welcoming applications from charities across the UK who fulfil the criteria. More information is on juliahansrausingtrust.org
  • National Emergencies Trust has launched a Coronavirus Appeal to support grassroots charities and groups who are supporting some of society’s most vulnerable people throughout the outbreak. This funding is being distributed through local community foundations.
  • The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will enable social lenders to provide emergency loans to eligible charities and social enterprises. No personal guarantees and no fees or interest for 12 months. This is part of a £100 million package of support announced by Big Society Capital. Applications for the Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund are now open.
  • The Yapp Charitable Trust has invited small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing.
  • Clinks are distributing £275,000 on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service and the Ministry of Justice in recognition of the continued challenges presented to voluntary organisations at this time. Organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 can apply for an average grant of £3,000 – £5,000.  Find out more and apply here.
  • Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to specialist women’s organisations across the UK. There’s no deadline: we’re considering applications on a rolling basis from 5pm on 5th June. Apply here: http://rosauk.org/funds/rosas-covid-19-response-fund-small-grants/
  • The Digital Freedom Fund has announced the launch of the COVID-19 Litigation Fund. The Fund supports “rapid response” strategic cases challenging digital rights violations committed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Application deadline 30 Sept.
  • We Belong has received emergency funding to aid young migrants who face financial difficulties in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This funding is solely for non-EEA young migrants, aged 16-25 currently living in the UK. Applicants do not have to be part of the We Belong network, but must demonstrate a need for funding. Funding now closed more info on when new round will open.

Communications help and guidance: